Friday, December 2, 2011

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, lots of stuff coming up


December 2011

suncatcherSloop Clearwater  Tree Ornament / Sun Catcher

Sloop Suncatcher
 Limited edition
Sloop Clearwater
 tree ornament or sun catcher is here just in time for the Holidays!

This glass replica of the sloop Clearwater is created by hand from stained glass and curved panels cut from conventional beverage bottles and drinking glasses.

Measures 3" X 3"
Price $30.00

Proudly made in the USA. 

To make your purchase, please visit or call 845 265-8080,
ext. 7119

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Annual Report

The 2010 Annual Report
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 Annual Report 2010

supportSupport Clearwater
 rainbow sloop  
In this season of giving, remember our environment and preserving it for our next generation.  Give the gift that gives back; support Clearwater's programs and events and help a child experience nature for the first time, help us create green sustainable cities and inspire with the gift of music. Your gift goes towards supporting our programs and events and helps Clearwater save our environment. There are no better gifts!
Click here to give your gift to Clearwater today!

Power Power of Song
 Call For Musicians:
 This Machine Surrounds Hate
 Power of Song
Apprentice Program!

Who?15-23 year olds

What? Join Clearwater's
Youth Musician program

Where? Clearwater Office
724 Wolcott Ave.
  Beacon, NY

When? Wednesdays,
  6:30 - 8:30 PM

Contact: Linda Richards
 845-265-8080 x 7105
artArt for Clearwater
Join us December 10, 3:00 -5:00 PM for   
"Art for Clearwater"
An invitational exhibition and fundraiser organized by First Street Gallery in NYC in support of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.The reception will take place at First Street Gallery, located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, NY, 10001. (map)

Petrulis Alan
Alan Petrulis, "The Dairy - Central Park", etching
Over one hundred regional and national artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition, along with First Street Gallery artists. Clearwater's own Power of Song will perform at the reception.

Both abstract and figurative works are represented in this select show of paintings, sculpture, prints, mixed media and photography. A commission on all sales will be donated to Clearwater. The gallery will take no commission.

Lyon Mari
Mari Lyons, " Peony Rose", oil on canvas
First Street Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and is located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, NY 10001.

CJClearwater Climate Justice Summit
Finding Opportunity in the Climate Crisis
December 10, 2011, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
 Cliamte Justice Globe
Catharine Street Community Center
69 Catharine Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
(ENTRANCE is on 152 Mansion Street)

This summit will provide Hudson Valley residents with inspiring examples of green jobs and climate-friendly initiatives, which effectively address the dual challenges of assuring human climate justice in difficult economic times. The program will showcase eight projects designed to mitigate or adapt to climate change and feature a panel of speakers and green job success stories.
Join us for this informative summit with community members, local stakeholders, and municipal leaders for this lively discussion. This is a free event thanks to funding from an EPA environmental Justice Small Grant, however preregistration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register online or for more information, contact Karla Raimundi,, or 845 265 8080, x 7159.

Co-sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Catharine Street Community Center of Poughkeepsie.

Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided. Free shuttle service to and from the Poughkeepsie train station will be available

hows How's the Water
and How Can We Improve It?
A Joint Presentation by Clearwater and Riverkeeper 
December 8, 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM 
The Neighborhood Center, Nutrition Room
4 Nelson Avenue, in Peekskill, NY (map)

The public is invited to join representatives from Clearwater's Green Cities Initiative and Riverkeeper's Patrol Boat Program for presentations about water quality in the Hudson River and its tributaries, and what we can do to improve it.

The Hudson River has long defined the character and quality of life in our communities. In recent decades the Hudson has enjoyed a revival with increasing numbers of people wanting to live near it and recreate in it. However, our management of the river has not kept pace with its quickly evolving new role as a popular recreational destination.

Because the cities of the Hudson River Valley drive regional economic development and have high concentration of diverse people and environmental concerns, Clearwater has developed the Green Cities Initiative. Clearwater will present its Green Cities programs, which include working with underserved communities in waterfront cities to include principles of sustainability - such as watershed protection, green infrastructure practices, environmental justice, and climate justice - into all phases of municipal and community planning.

This event is supported by a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation.

For more information, contact Victor Pierre Melendez, Green Cities Initiative Director, at, or 845 265 8080 x 7144

Board2012 Board Meetings
All Clearwater board meetings are open to members to attend.
 The meetings are held at the Clearwater offices located at
724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:30 PM

 Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8:30 AM
(Annual Meeting)

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:00 AM
(Staff/Board Retreat, location TBD)

walkaboutWalkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 PM 
Season of Light
with Magpie and Kim and Reggie Harris
Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse Presents "Season of Light" with Magpie and Kim and Reggie Harris.  Drawing from their over 20 years of singing these two duos will bring a wealth of cultural experience in a global resonance of sounds from many parts of the world through music. 
Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse 
 250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY (map)
 Audience songfest at 6:45 PM; Advance tickets: $17.50,
Door $20.00, Student ID. $15, 

Clearwater is a member-supported organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hudson River and its tributaries, providing innovative environmental programs, advocacy and celebrations to inspire and energize the next generation of environmental leaders. 

Since the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969, more than a half million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary's ecosystem onboard America's Environmental Flagship.  Today, the organization is partnering with schools and community leaders to raise the bar of environmental education and working to create a sustainable world of green jobs in a green economy. 

Support Clearwater's vital work, click here to become a Clearwater member today. Or, if you are already a member, consider giving a Clearwater Membership as a gift this holiday season.

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