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GE PCBs Five Year Review Workshop

May 5, 2016: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 map
The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a workshop to discuss the Five Year Review and GE's cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River.

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5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep: Sign up now for one of 100+ cleanups, from NYC to Albany

Riverkeeper Sweep 3-3
May 7, 2016
Locations throughout NYC and the Hudson River Valley
We are excited to celebrate Riverkeeper's 50th Anniversary by making this Sweep the biggest and best yet.

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Sweep to Your Brewery

May 7, 2016
For the forth year, Riverkeeper is partnering with New York City and Hudson Valley breweries to host meetups following the Sweep, where volunteers will be treated to one free beverage on the house (non-alcoholic options available). To be eligible for your free beverage, you must register to volunteer at one of 100+ Sweep projects happening on Saturday, May 7. Only registered volunteers who actually participate will be given a coupon. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER. Crossroads Brewing Company, Athens, 1 p.m. to Midnight Defiant Brewing Co., Pearl River, Noon to 2a.m. Mill […]

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Jane’s Walk at Newtown Creek

May 8, 2016: 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Corner of Norman Avenue and Kingsland Avenue map
About This Walk: Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek coastline has a long and troubling industrial history, and a tributary of Newtown Creek called “unnamed canal” at North Henry Street is no exception. The North Henry Street site has been used as an oil refinery, a Municipal trash incinerator, and as a marine waste transfer station during the era of ocean dumping. Today, it sits hidden behind a sewer plant, forgotten and likely contaminated. Newtown Creek Alliance has begun the “North Henry Street Project” to reimagine and remake the degraded shoreline at […]

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Sierra Club New York City Group Sustainability Series

May 11, 2016: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Seafarers and International House, 123 East 15th Street in Manhattan map

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Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Waterfront Conference

May 12, 2016: 8:45AM to 6:00PM
Hudson River Park Pier 40 - 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014 map
The annual Waterfront Conference—the conference on a boat—has grown into the region’s premier forum for dialogue and discourse about our shared waterfront. The event draws upwards of 600 participants, including policymakers, waterfront advocates, journalists, academics, as well as engineering, architecture, and nonprofit professionals. Each conference focuses on a different theme, with common threads including the working waterfront, waterfront access, climate change, resiliency, and governance.

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My City Book Club: Gowanus, Brooklyn’s Curious Canal

May 12, 2016: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Museum of the City of New York map
The Gowanus Canal of contemporary Brooklyn invokes notions of seedy crime, toxic sewage, and abandoned industry, but the area has not always been defined by such conditions. In Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal (NYU Press, 2015), author Joseph Alexiou traces the canal’s history through the Revolutionary War, several waves of immigrants, its frenzied rise as one of America’s paramount industrial centers, and the widespread environmental degradation that followed. Join Joseph Alexiou and Hannah Frishberg, a reporter at the popular Brooklyn-based Brownstoner blog, for a conversation about how gentrification is again transforming […]

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels Kayaktivist Rally

May 13, 2016: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
A Gravel beach off Forbes St, just north of the train station in the City of Rensselaer.
Join hundreds of kayaks on the water as we get in a cross-river formation to simulate a blockade. This action will allow kayak enthusiasts from all over the northeast to practice the art of blockading large fossil fuel filled barges. There will be with banners stretched across the river and dropped off the railroad bridges. It will be beautiful, fun, and help spread awareness about the May 14th action the next day.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Tree Planting in New Hampton

May 14, 2016: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
55 Sunrise Park Road, New Hampton, NY map
Join the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs Program to help plant 250 trees and shrubs along Monhagen Brook this spring. Holes will be pre-dug, and trees will be small, making at a great opportunity for families with small children. After the tree planting a BBQ lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Please come prepared for the weather. For more information, contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Trees for Tribs Program, or the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation […]

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Coxsackie Earth Day

Coxsackie Earth Day 2016 flyer-page-001
May 14, 2016: 10:00AM to 3:00PM

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