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Urban Wilderness Festival and Environmental Fair

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Urban Wilderness Festival and Environmental Fair
September 25, 2016: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, Hooker Avenue, Down Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 map
The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns and the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council are hosting an Urban Wilderness Festival and Environmental Fair at the newly renovated Vassar barns (rain or shine) on September 24 with a variety of activities for all ages.

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New Paltz Pilgrim Pipelines Public Forum

September 27, 2016: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Pl., New Paltz map
Join the Coalition against Pilgrim Pipelines – NY, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and Riverkeeper for a public information session on the proposed Pilgrim oil pipelines. Refreshments provided.

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Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

September 27, 2016: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Bronx Kill Salt Marsh, New York, NY map
Go on a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh with Randall's Island Park Alliance.

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A Conversation with John Mylod, Fisherman and River Advocate

September 27, 2016: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Beacon Historical Society, 477 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 map
Join Riverkeeper as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary by joining us for a River Talk at the Beacon Historical Society for a conversation about the history of the Hudson River and Beacon waterfront. Riverkeeper Water Quality Manager will be joined by long-time Hudson River advocate, John Mylod.

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Happy Hour at Mill House Brewing Co.

September 28, 2016: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
289 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 map
Come raise a glass with us at Mill House Brewing Co. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in celebration of another great summer supported by our dedicated volunteers and partners. We highly encourage all past and present Ambassadors, Sweep Leaders, community partners, volunteers and volunteer-curious to attend.

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Catskill Pilgrim Pipelines Public Forum

September 29, 2016: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Catskill High School Auditorium, 341 W Main St, Catskill, NY map
Join the Coalition against Pilgrim Pipelines – NY, CAPP- Saugerties/Greene and Riverkeeper for a public information session on the proposed Pilgrim oil pipelines.

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Hudson Valley Undammed: Recoonecting Waters for Eels and River Herring Workshop

October 1, 2016: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Kaplan Hall Room # 206, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY 12550 map
Participate in a workshop focusing on dams and dam removal in your area! Join experts for a guided tour and discussion of the aquatic barriers, and about the ecology and habitat restoration efforts for Hudson River heritage migratory fish. Activities include an informational session, field exploration of riparian habitats up stream and downstream of Little Falls dam and electrofishing with species identification.

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Ossining Ambassador Workshop

October 1, 2016: 10:30AM to 1:30PM
Riverkeeper Office, 20 Secor Road, Ossining, New York 10562 map
Join the Riverkeeper Community Engagement team to learn how to be an advocate for your local waterways. We will cover the history of the Hudson River Valley, the role Riverkeeper has played in the last 50 years, and how we can come together to create a more educated and engaged public who feels a sense of connection and responsibility to our Hudson River. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Riverkeeper, and deepen your skills in advocating for the Hudson River.

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Poughkeepsie Ambassador Training

October 8, 2016: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 map
Join the Riverkeeper Community Engagement team to learn how to be an advocate for your local waterways. We will cover the history of the Hudson River Valley, the role Riverkeeper has played in the last 50 years, and how we can come together to create a more educated and engaged public who feels a sense of connection and responsibility to our Hudson River. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Riverkeeper, and deepen your skills in advocating for the Hudson River.

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Hudson River PCB 5-Year Review Public Workshop

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General Electric agrees to revisit scope of PCB Cleanup on Upper Hudson.
October 13, 2016: 4:00PM to 7:00PM
The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Multipurpose Rooms B and C, 4097 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 map
On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public workshop to discuss the progress of the second five year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. We encourage you to join us to learn more about the Five Year Review process, and to voice any concerns you may have about the failure of the PCB cleanup by GE to protect us and our River.

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