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Swimmable Water Weekend Kickoff

July 25, 2013: 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Croton Point Park map

With the Waterkeeper Alliance and fellow “Keepers” in the region and around the world, Riverkeeper will be encouraging the public to enjoy the water with a swim at a public beach, while we also educate the public about ongoing issues that too-often make the water unsafe for swimming. Join Riverkeeper in calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation to implement the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act swiftly and fully.

Hit the water, then post your photos and stories to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #SwimmableWater. Photos and posts with tagged #SwimmableWater will be aggregated on the Swim Guide website creating a visual narrative of Swimmable Water Weekend from around the world.

Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance staff will meet around noon at Croton Point Park, a Westchester County Park, for a swim to kick off the weekend. All are invited to join us. (The county charges a parking fee.)

The Hudson River has four official swimming beaches: Croton Point Park in Westchester County, River Pool at Beacon in Dutchess County, and Kingston Point Beach and Ulster Landing Sojourner Truth Beach in Ulster County.

Before swimming at these or other locations in the Hudson River or its tributaries, Riverkeeper encourages the public to consult our water quality data and our most recent How’s the Water? report to make an educated decision about when and where to enter the water.

If you are a volunteer interested in helping Riverkeeper talk to the public about water quality issues on Swimmable Action Day, please contact Dana Gulley at [email protected].

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