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Video: All about Wallkill River algae

Slice of New Paltz has produced a 30-minute documentary on Wallkill River algae, and the work of Riverkeeper and the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance to monitor river conditions, support cleanup activities, and get people out on the river.

Hear from Jen Epstein of Riverkeeper; Jason West, John Gotto and Craig Chapman of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, as they talk about the science underlying our understanding of the Harmful Algal Bloom that has affected the Wallkill River for some 30-miles over nearly 40 days (and counting), and the people coming together to work for a cleaner river. Chapman is also owner of New Paltz Kayaking, and he discusses his lifelong love for the river, his effort to improve New Paltz’s waterfront park, his participation in Alliance “boat brigades” and the impact on his business of the Harmful Algal Bloom. (It hasn’t been good.)

SONP Wallkill River Algae Bloom from don kerr on Vimeo.

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