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Toast to the Tribs: Hudson River Watershed Alliance Awards Benefit

December 4, 2018: 5:30PM to 8:30PM
The Falcon - 1348 US-9W, Marlboro, NY 12542 map
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Join the Hudson River Watershed Alliance for dinner, drinks, music, an auction, and fun. Music by Breakneck Ridge Revue, performing Americana and swinging bluegrass tunes. This year’s recipients of our Watershed WaveMakers Awards will be honored for their tireless work day in and day out to protect, conserve and restore Hudson River water resources.

The Riverkeeper team would like to extend our congratulations to all the WaveMaker Award honorees:

Individual: Martha Cheo
Martha Cheo of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance for her years of water advocacy, education and research in the Hudson River Watershed, including prior work as an educator with the Hudson River Basin Watch, a volunteer educator and trainer with NYS DEC’s WAVE program, an early leader with the Ulster County chapter of the Wallkill River Task Force, and most recently, a founding member and active volunteer with the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance.
Watershed Group: Friends of the Great Swamp
Friends of the Great Swamp for their long and successful history as a watershed group doing watershed education, research, and awareness building; managing a large group of active and dedicated volunteers; and thinking creatively about how to confront new challenges to their watershed, including climate change.
Small Organization: Rensselaer Land Trust
Rensselaer Land Trust for conserving the open spaces, watersheds and natural habitats of Rensselaer County, for the benefit of our communities and future generations. We especially appreciate their recent work doing a county-wide Natural Resource inventory and Conservation Plan, a Hudson River Access Plan for Rensselaer County, a citizen scientist water quality monitoring project in local streams and tributaries, and a successful partnership application to the NYS DEC Water Quality Improvement Program Source Water Land Protection Program (WQIP) for the Tomhannock watershed.
Small Business: Greenway Environmental Services
Greenway Environmental Services for their business focus on producing goods and services that protect the watershed, and specifically their Esopus Creek Tidewater Project that is creating a public access site on the Esopus Creek, their work in the Black Creek Watershed, and in their community outreach approach.
Organization/Institution: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for creating a critical foundation of education, research, and environmental problem solving related to ecological systems, watersheds and water quality issues in our region, including study in applied management questions like how to optimize road salt applications and important scientific research on the effects of pharmaceutical pollution in our waterways.


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