Update from the Occupation – Tuesday, June 20

Summer Solstice.

Occupation Day 18

Happy Solstice! I must say dinner with friends at an occupation site is a first for me in terms of celebrating the Solstice. It seemed quite fitting.

Weather permitting and pending arrival of exterior paint we will finish painting signs tomorrow (Wednesday).

Thought I’d share tonight’s Save Our State College Water Supply Facebook post:

Tonight we again discussed how the Toll Brothers said they would come to the table and Penn State remains silent. We are……waiting at the community table. Please join us PSU. We know you can do it. Just believe. Think of what opportunity lies here. Let’s repair the damage done by evolving into the institution SO MANY PEOPLE know we can be. The occupation is full of alums. We are….setting the table for you.”

We need some occupier training materials! Does anyone have a list of talking points started? Please send them to me (Laura).

Thanks to Kim for recruiting some heavy hitters.

Thanks to the fact sheet team for moving that along. We may see the revised edition on site tomorrow!!

Thanks to the CDT ad team. It’s progressing.

Thanks to everyone. You are making it all happen.

In solidarity,



HANDOUT/edits: David H., Art, Andy M., Kelli

DEP PERMIT REVOCATION: Sara, Andy, Dave S., Katherine

LETTER TO PSU ALUM, DEP ADMIN HEADS: Laura, integrating David H. Board of Trustees letter language.

SITE AND SUPPLY: Janet E., Dave S., Laura, Kelli

Letters to the Editor: Erin, Irmi, Don, Bernie, Ingrid

BIKE TOUR: VOLUNTEER FOUND!!! Kim thinks she may have found a point to lead the effort! Kim will liaison between her and our group. It is a touching show of community support. More soon and THANK YOU KIM!!

ACTION: PLEASE SIGN UP FOR SHIFTS ON GOOGLE CALENDAR!  (Please let Joe (jpcusumano@gmail.com) know if you would like to be added to the calendar to sign up to spend time at the site)

ACTION: I created a FB check in. It’s called Nittany Valley Water Coalition Encampment. Please check in at the site regularly. Both virtually and in real life!!

Lost and Found (Contact Laura to claim):

  • Gray sweatshirt
  • Three blue mugs
  • Three umbrellas: Red, green, black w white polka dots
  • Green hat

Wish List:

  • Exterior paint to finish the signs- we don’t need more than a gallon.
  • Dry erase board


Please use your contacts to reach out to property owners in very visible locations to display No Toll signs.

If you haven’t yet, please sign the new petition, Demand that Penn State Acts as a Responsible Steward to Our Community’s Water

Pass it on please!

Staying Informed and In Touch

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“Check in” to Nittany Valley Water Coalition Encampment

Nittany Valley Water Coalition Website

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