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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will appear in Huntsville this evening for a fundraiser dinner benefiting nonprofit group Tennessee Riverkeeper today in honor of Earth Day.

Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at a dinner at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The event runs from 6-9 p.m.

“Fishing is America’s top recreational sport. Southerners catch and eat more fish than citizens of any other region,” Kennedy said in a press release about the event. “Clean, wholesome, toxin free rivers are their God-given and Constitutionally guaranteed right. Tennessee Riverkeeper’s job is to bring to justice any polluter who tramples that right.”

The dinner will feature an introductory speech by Tennessee Riverkeeper founder David Whiteside about the organization.

“Access to clean drinking water is a basic civil right. It is exciting to highlight these issues with RFK around Earth Day,” White said in the release. “Bobby has been my lifelong mentor, teaching me to look out for our fellow citizens and love our neighbors. As Christians, I believe we should be stewards of God’s creation and protect His living water.”

The mission of Tennessee Riverkeeper is to protect the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers from pollution by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public.

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