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Citizen Science: Cleaning Up Our Waterway

October 17, 2018
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 map
The Hudson River Museum Arts in the Afternoon series will feature Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper, as part of their Maya Lin, A River is a Drawing exhibition programming. Dan will talk about the grassroots foundations of the Riverkeeper movement and its mission. Riverkeeper and dozens of community scientists are working to restore and protect our local waterways. Learn how this data is collected and ways you can contribute to improving water quality. Free with museum admission.  Learn more >

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Southeast New York Stormwater Conference & Trade Show

October 17, 2018: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dutchess Manor 263 NY-9D Beacon, NY 12508 map
Join the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts to learn about stormwater management and related topics from experts. This event is primarily for professionals in the field, but interested citizens are welcome to join!

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Storm barrier informational hearing

Storm barriers hearing this Wednesday October 17th
October 17, 2018: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
6 Elliot Way, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 map
Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, Senator Terrence Murphy and the Hudson Valley Marine Association will be hosting an informational hearing on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers storm barrier proposal. Various speakers will be presenting including Jessica Roff, Riverkeeper’s Director of Advocacy and Engagement. This event is open to the public but due to limited parking RSVP is requested. Call the Senate office at 914-962-2624.

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City of Kingston High Water Festival

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October 19, 2018: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Rondout LandingKingston, NY 12401 map
Join the city of Kingston for the High Water Festival, a family-friendly event with activities and exhibits about the city's progress in revitalizing the waterfront and reducing its vulnerability to flooding caused by sea-level rise and extreme storms.

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Hudson River Museum After Dark

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October 19, 2018: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 map
HRM After Dark is an exciting event series that takes place three times a year at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY. Come to the next one, featuring a DJ set by AceMo with dancing, local craft beer and cider from Yonkers Brewing Company and Diner Brew Co, hors d’oeuvres, special presentations in the Planetarium, guest tours of the exhibition galleries, and more. The event will also be a celebration of the upcoming exhibition Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing. Maya Lin is a deeply committed environmentalist who […]

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Newtown Creek Habitat Structure Build Day

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October 20, 2018: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
134 Carder Road, Governors Island, New York, NY 10004 map
Join us to build bulkhead adaptation habitat! These structures will attract mussels, oysters, other invertebrates, and potentially grasses, as well as provide nooks and crannies for fish to take refuge. This is a pilot project that seeks to find one of many solutions that could be implemented throughout Newtown Creek and other waters throughout the city and the country. As part of our “visioning” effort, we have been exploring adaptive solutions to make Newtown Creek an asset for the surrounding community and also a healthy functioning ecosystem. (Read the Newtown […]

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NYC Council Meeting on Proposed Storm Surge Barriers

October 22, 2018: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 map
In response to the Army Corps proposed NYNJHATS Study, New York City Council Member Constantinides has introduced a resolution (Res. No. 509) calling for the study to consider sea level rise in addition to storm surge. This resolution and the plans themselves will be discussed at a New York City Council Meeting on Monday, October 22 at 10am at New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. The NYNJHATS Study explores the six different plans the Army Corps is considering for coastal storm protection, […]

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Watershed Solutions: People, Communities and Science

October 23, 2018: 9:00AM to 4:15PM
Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library & Home - 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538 map
Join the Hudson River Watershed Alliance for its annual conference, focusing on the theme “Watershed Solutions: People, Communities and Science.” Featured speakers include Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Ava Bynum, Founder of Omnymyst and Hudson Valley Seed; and Dr. Rick Relyea, Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and The Jefferson Project at Lake George. Registration is required, and there is no same-day registration. Early Bird Registration $65 through September 30; Regular Registration $75 starting on October 1st. Registration fee covers the full-day […]

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“Undamming the Hudson River” film screening and Q&A

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October 23, 2018: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Patagonia SoHo - 72 Greene St, New York, NY 10012 map
Join us for an eye-opening film about Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore habitat in the Hudson River by removing obsolete dams. Stay for a panel discussion and Q&A, refreshments and mingling.

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Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council meeting

October 25, 2018: 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Poughkeepsies' Water Treatment Plant, on Marist College Campus, Waterworks Road, Poughkeepsie, NY map
The Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council will hold its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The council is devoted to protecting the source of drinking water for 100,000 people in seven municipalities -- the Hudson River.

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