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Hope on the Hudson film screening and panel discussion

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December 5, 2018: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Nyack Center – 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960 map
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Hope on the Hudson film screening

Join us for a special screening of “Hope on the Hudson,” a series of three short films by National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster that highlight some of the uplifting stories in the decades-long struggle to save the Hudson River and the communities who cherish and depend on it. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from Riverkeeper, Clearwater, and the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, the organizations featured in the films and are leading the fight to protect the Hudson River and the Hudson Valley.

This is a free event but RSVP is requested >

We will also be joined by local partner organizations who will host informational tables including, the Nyack Seed Exchange, Rockland Water CoalitionHudson River Sloop Clearwater, and Hudson Valley Farm Hub.


Restoring the Clearwater
For nearly a year the historic sloop ‘Clearwater’ was out of the water, on land, enduring what wooden boats have historically endured forever: Restoration. The OCEANS 8 film crew carefully documented the restoration and the return of the classic ship to the Hudson River. Built under the visionary leadership of musician/activist and Hudson River resident Pete Seeger, the ‘Clearwater’ continues to fulfill the original mission he envisioned, to help educate and share the plight of our local Hudson River environment as it luffs its sails and roams America’s “First River.”

Seeds of Hope
From planting to harvest, follow the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Seedshed as they honor Native American seeds that are at risk of disappearing. Can they preserve their rich agricultural heritage and the stories that each seed holds?

Source to Sea
On its 315-mile journey from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the heart of the Adirondacks to meet the Atlantic Ocean in New York Harbor, the Hudson River and the tributaries that feed it give life to our communities. Decades of progress have vastly improved water quality in the Hudson River, but much work remains to make the river and its tributaries safe for swimming, healthy for wildlife and fit for drinking. The Water Quality program at Riverkeeper and its army of volunteer citizen scientists provide the data to answer the question, “How’s the water?” and the people power to fuel continued restoration efforts.

Maija Niemisto – Education Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Brooke Pickering-Cole – Director, Hudson Valley Farm Hub
Dan Shapley – Director of Water Quality Program, Riverkeeper
Moderated by Jon Bowermaster, filmmaker, Oceans 8

About the filmmaker Jon Bowermaster
Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films.

Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the Executive Producer of Oceans 8 Films and President of One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and a Board Member of Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense.

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