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Troy River City: Living with Water in Troy Exhibit Opening

March 31, 2017: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Main Gallery, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 map
This exhibition explores Troy’s past and possible future as a river city in the Hudson Valley, bringing together historic photographs and aerial imagery that show Troy and its river through time. In addition, new maps, models and speculative scenarios by landscape architecture faculty and students at Cornell University will offer multiple visions for how Troy might remake itself by reclaiming its riverfront and re-imagining itself as a river city. The work has been done over three years in collaboration with Chico Christopher and TAP, Inc., with support from the New […]

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Rensselaer Land Trust Stream Team Training

April 1, 2017: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, North Troy, NY map
Do you need to spend more time outdoors? Do you care about the environment? Do you have a concern about water quality? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you have 2-3 hours per month to volunteer your time? Join the Rensselaer Land Trust’s Citizen Science Group! The Rensselaer Land Trust needs volunteers to join their Citizen Science Group to sample streams throughout the county for the presence of bacteria. Join the RLT for an information and training session to learn more about this opportunity. Call or […]

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Permaculture and Urban Eco-System Design

April 3, 2017: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
The Grove School of Engineering-Steinman Hall, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031 map
Join the City College of New York Sustainability in the Urban Environment for a panel discussion on Permaculture and Urban Eco-System Design.

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Beacon: Stop Crude Oil Transport Through the Hudson Valley

April 4, 2017: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. Beacon
Join us for a forum on the risks of crude oil transport in the Hudson Valley and what you can do to help mitigate those risks. Panel discussants include Steve Gold (for Assemblyman Frank Skartados AD104), Jeremy Cherson (Riverkeeper), Audrey Friedrichsen(Scenic Hudson), and Jennifer Metzger (Citizens for Local Power) Presented by Beacon Democratic Committee.

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Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group Meeting

April 5, 2017: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
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Remember to save the date for the next Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday, April 5. The exact location is TBD, but will be in Queens this month. The meeting will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be an update about the draft remedial investigation, the draft baseline ecological risk assessment, as well as updates about fishing advisory signs. We encourage attendance from the general public and any who are interested in becoming active CAG members.

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Orange County Gala Tribute to Phil Ochs

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April 7, 2017: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Vance Rd., Rock Tavern, N.Y. map
Sustainable Warwick proudly presents a Tribute to Phil Ochs, Friday, April 7th at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rock Tavern, N.Y., 7 p.m. The evening’s concert will be hosted by Sonny Ochs of WIOX-Radio and will feature John Flynn, Brother Sun, and Emma’s Revolution.

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Lower Hudson Urban Waters Collaborative Community Science 2017 Season Kick-off

April 8, 2017: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
SLC Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers map
Sewage pollution is one of the top causes of poor water quality in New York State. Learn how to find and eliminate sources of pollution in your watershed. Riverkeeper and our partners have been testing the Hudson River and its tributaries for Enterococcus, an indicator of sewage contamination, since 2006. In 2017 we will be working with the Bronx River Alliance and Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak to test the Bronx River, Pocantico River, Saw Mill River, and Sparkill Creek. This event is an opportunity to learn […]

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How’s the Water in the Mohawk River?

April 10, 2017: 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Student Center Theater, SUNY Poly, 100 Seymour Road Utica, NY 13502-1311 map
Join Riverkeeper, SUNY Cobleskill and our hosts at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to learn about Mohawk River water quality monitoring projects, and how you can get involved. SUNY Cobleskill and Riverkeeper have monitored Mohawk River Water Quality since mid-2015, with funding support in 2016 from the Environmental Protection Fund via the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda and in 2017 from the Water Resources Institute at Cornell University. A report on the results of monitoring for sewage and other fecal contamination in 2015 and 2016 is available at riverkeeper.org. At the event, Riverkeeper […]

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Source Water Workshop with HRWA & DEC

April 12, 2017: 9:30AM to 1:00AM
Rockland County Cornell Cooperative Extension 10 Patriot Hills Drive Stony Point, NY 10980 map
An educational workshop on source water protection for watershed groups, municipalities, water operators and individuals in the Hudson River Basin.

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How’s the Water in the Upper Hudson?

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A water sample from the Upper Hudson River. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
April 12, 2017: 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Glens Falls, Schuylerville, and Albany
Riverkeeper is hosting a series of events in the Upper Hudson region to present data collected in 2016 as part of our first year of water quality sampling in the region, and to recruit volunteers to assist with sampling in 2017.

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2017 Fishermen's Ball
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