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February 2012

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Clearwater Festival
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival  
June 16 and 17  
Croton Point Park Westchester County, NY
Tier One ticketing
ends Thursday,  
February 16. 
Purchase your tickets now and save at
Newly confirmed artists include Arlo Guthrie & The Guthrie Family, (who will be celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday!), the Tao Seeger Brass Band, Ollabelle and Balkan Beat Box.

We will also celebrate
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's
50th Anniversary, with their performance on Sunday on the Festival main stage.
And 25 years of
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
, who will perform a special set with Peter Yarrow on Sunday, and other sets throughout the weekend. 

Visit to see an already amazing line-up for 2012! We'll announce more artists soon, so keep checking back.   

VolunteersCall for Festival Volunteers!

 Join our group of Indispensable, Spectacular Festival Volunteers at the Great Hudson River Revival 2012!   

For more information, contact Linda Richards
Volunteer Coordinator
845-265-8080 x 7105

Clearwater on Story Collider

Check out it out! Maija Niemisto, Clearwater's director of shipboard programs shares her story on Story Collider about a stranger who comes to the side of the sloop in Yonkers, and leads her to an important discovery.

"He's giving me a mission. I love missions. I'm so excited, it's like CSI: Yonkers."

Give to Clearwater 
at the Office
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SailCome Sailing in 2012 

 Onboard Clearwater
& Mystic Whaler  
We bring history, biology, physics, and environmental science to life for your school or educational group.

Clearwater's launch, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at the Hudson River estuary ecosystem aboard the sloop.

's pioneering ship-based education programs are suitable for groups fourth grade through college.

Or contact
Catherine Stakowski,
Sail Program Manager
845 265 8080, x7107 

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

Spread the Word! 
Let your friends know about Clearwater and the important work we are doing: share our website link,
on your blog or website. 

EarthCelebrate the Earth with Clearwater
Join us for Clearwater's 2nd Annual
Earth Day Celebration
April 22 at 7 PM

This very special evening at Tarrytown Music Hall will include a star-studded showcase of artists and benefits Clearwater's Environmental Education and Camp programs. Featured artists include Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, The Klezmatics, Tom Chapin, Toshi Reagon, David Amram, Lucy Kaplansky, Garland Jeffreys, Cheryl Wheeler, plus more artists to be announced soon.

Tickets range in price from $58 - $125.
A limited number of special packages are available:

"Clearwater Sloop Sponsor" at $1,000 helps to sponsor a school group educational sail on the sloop Clearwater, includes a front row seat, access to soundcheck, dinner with the artists, a post concert reception and special Clearwater gifts.  

"Clearwater Camper Sponsor"
at $250 helps to sponsor a camper at Camp Clearwater, and includes a premium seat, post concert reception and special Clearwater gifts.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at 

Tarrytown Music Hall, located in Westchester County, is just 35 minites north of New York City at 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY. The Music Hall is a short walk up the street from the Metro North train station.

OpenFamily Open Boat Days 2012
Join us onboard the sloop Clearwater
at Lynch's Marina in Saugerties for an annual tradition!
   Family Open Boat Day
Saturday, February 18, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Meet our winter crew and captain     Check out the sloop & see current projects at her winter home     Bring your favorite dish to share at a potluck    Music provided by Pocatello, Power of Song, and you!    Bring an instrument and jam with us!
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While Clearwater is in her winter maintenance season, we need your help more than ever to spread the word, get involved, enjoy good food, music, and company.
 Click here for a map to Lynch's Marina,
located at 2 Ferry St. in Saugerties, NY.

There is no cover, but a $10 donation is suggested.
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary:
Events@Clearwater.orgor 845-265-8080, x7105

Save the Date! The next Family Open Boat Day  Saturday, March 24, 5:00-9:00 PM

Ultrarunner Todd Jennings
RunRaising Awareness and Funds for Clearwater
Todd Jennings Ultrarunner 
Todd Jennings will make an epic journey down the Hudson River this May, running 315-miles to raise awareness and funding for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

"This is not about me as a runner, but all about the river and Clearwater," Jennings said. "In order for this to succeed, the communities along the river have to be involved. The river belongs to all of us and it is our responsibility to care for it."  

Todd invites people to come and run part of the river with him and help raise money to keep the Hudson clean! Or, if you would like to make a donation, please visit
Crowdrise is a great tool that not only manages direct donations, but allows others to join the project team and raise funds for Clearater as well. The suggestion would be to have people sponsor you per mile, up to a maximum of say, 25 miles.
Per Todd, "This project is going to be tremendously fun, and I invite all of you to help us reach our fundraising goals by participating and/or spreading the word."

Follow Jennings on his preparation and training for the Hudson River Run 2012 on  
Facebook, and at Jennings' popular " Into the Woods trail running blog
Read more about Todd's run in the Daily Freeman, RUNNING: Jennings' wild Hudson River adventure    

fishy2012 Hudson River Fish Summit
Bringing People Together to Celebrate Fishing
Saturday, March 3, 2012; 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park, NY    

Learn about the past, present and future of fishing on your Hudson River. The Dutchess County Fish Advisory Steering Committe along with Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and the NYS Department of Health invite you to attend an event for anyone who enjoys fishing, knows of someone who may eat fish from local sources or someone who simply wants to learn more about fishing on our Hudson River.
  • History of Fishing in the Hudson with Tom Lake
  • Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach with NYS Department of Health
  • Peekskill Angler Survey with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
  • High Water Events and Dredging in the Hudson with Kevin Farrar
  • Fishing Regulations, Information and Advice with NYSDEC Biologists
  • The Hudson River Habitat Restoration Project with Dan Miller
  • Past, Present and Future of the Hudson with Fran Dunwell
The summit is free; breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For more information call 845-677-8223 ext 150.
Register online at

CampCamp Clearwater
Now Scheduling Summer 2012
Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders! 
Camp Clearwater is not a typical residential camp experience; our programs are continuous multi-element adventures.  We travel along the Hudson River and hike throughout the Hudson Valley. Each day we arrive at a new destination.

Our program promotes positive community-building, where each young person has an equal voice. During the course of the program, they develop knowledge and respect for the natural world and leave the program having experienced first-hand the history, ecology, and culture of the Hudson River Valley.

Camp Clearwater is accredited through the National American Camp Association Network

Click here for more information, or contact Angel Martinez, Camp Clearwater Director
845 265 8080, x 7161 

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.

 Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 PM

 Thursday, May 10, 6:30 PM

 Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 PM

Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 15, 8:30 AM

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

walkaboutWalkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse

 The Ebony Hillbillies
Ebony Hillbillies  
As one of the last black string bands in the U.S., and the only one currently based in NYC-the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that was a key element in the genesis of All American Music-Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll and Country.  

 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, 

NewsClearwater in the News
Poughkeepsie Journal, January 21, 2012 

The Sloop ClearwaterClearwater 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. 

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724 Wolcott Avenue / Beacon, NY 12508
Preserving and Protecting the Hudson River.
Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.

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