More than 100 people plunged into the Potomac River Saturday
Never mind the snow and ice. Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge was downright tropical - compared to last year.
More than 100 environmentalists from around the region ran into the chilly waters of the Potomac River Saturday morning at National Harbor in Maryland, participating in the seventh annual “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Temperatures hovered around the freezing point, but last year the temperature was 17 degrees, said CCAN Communications Director Jamie Nolan.
This year marked Nolan’s second time doing the plunge for a cause greater than herself. “We’re out here to try to raise awareness, to tell Congress that we want them to act on climate change now, to end our addiction to fossil fuels and move toward clean sources of energy, like wind and solar power,” she said.
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