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Swimmable Water Weekend 2013

July 26, 2013 to July 28, 2013

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.

The Hudson River has four official swimming beaches: Croton Point Park in Westchester County, River Pool at Beacon in Dutchess County (which hosts the 10th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim Saturday), 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.

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