Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Clearwater Hudson River Revival June 16-17 Croton NY

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June 2012

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VolunteersCall for Clearwater Festival Volunteers!

Join our group of Indispensable, Spectacular 2012 Clearwater Festival Volunteers!

We still need volunteers for Zero Waste and Peacekeeping Committees.
Click here to register online
For more information, contact Linda Richards, Volunteer Coordinator
845 265-8080, ext 7105

RiverfestRiverdale RiverFest 2012
Sunday, June 24
12:00 - 6:00 PM
College of Mount St. Vincent, Marillac Lawn
Celebrating the Hudson River and the Greenway in Riverdale
  Local musicians and entertainers
Arts and crafts  Food 
Medieval Battle demonstration
Fun, river-oriented environmental education programs and featuring...

The Sloop Clearwater
The John J. Harvey Fireboat
For more information,
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Board2012 Board Meetings

June 27
6:30 PM

Annual Meeting 
September 15 
8:30 AM
Staff/Board Retreat:
November 10 
10:00 AM
  (location TBD)  

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

Green Jobs Resources

For all those recent GO GREEN graduates, or anyone interested in a professional career in the environmental workforce, check out the Green Jobs Resources page on with links to websites that may guide your career path to work for a cleaner, greener, healthier future! 

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Metro2012 Clearwater Festival
June 16 & 17
Croton Point Park, Westchester County, NY
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Clearwater Metro North Package
Save the Environment and Time with Mass Transit Travel Option
and Metro North are offering a special package that includes a discounted Clearwater Festival pass and rail fare. Festival attendees can take the Hudson Line to Croton-Harmon Station, where they can board the free shuttle to Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival taking place June 16 and 17 at beautiful Croton Point Park.

The Clearwater Festival Getaways Package can be purchased from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Croton Harmon Station). Package price from stations varies. Click here to visit the Metro North Getaways web page for more information and the package price from your boarding station.

At Croton Harmon Station, you step off the train and onto a shuttle for a 5 minute ride to the Festival gates. Additional shuttles have been added and Festival gates will open earlier this year at 9:00 AM on both days. For more information about Festival weekend, please visit

FestFridayFestival Friday June 15
2nd Annual Festival Friday Gala
o thank our generous $500 & $1000+ Patron Fish Donors, we invite you to join us for a celebration on the Hudson River at Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, featuring Clearwater's Indian Point Campaign.

$1,000 Sturgeon Fish donors receive 2 weekend tickets to Festival, 2 tickets to an evening with a waterfront reception followed by intimate music performances with an evening sail on the River and special Clearwater gifts.
$500 Striped Bass donors receive 2 weekend tickets to Festival, 2 tickets to an evening sail with delicious desserts and beverages, passionate speakers, musical performers and special Clearwater gifts.
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To join Clearwater for this very special Festival Friday event
contact Ann Mellor at 845 265-8080, or, or visit  
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17  
Croton Point Park Westchester County, NY  

PetitionCall to Action
IP Evacuation Hearings!

With all the media coverage and international attention given to the unspeakable disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and the lasting memory of the terrorist attacks on New York on September 11, 2001, little or nothing has been done to address Indian Point's inadequate and unworkable evacuation plan.

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, Bronx, takes the welfare of her constituents and the region seriously. She is calling for the NY State Assembly to investigate the effectiveness of current Indian Point evacuation planning and address its deficiencies.

After you sign the petition, please respond to the confirmation email you receive so that your signature will be verified. Thank you.

Whiskey... and Chantey Singing! 
Featuring Tuthilltown Spirits' onboard the Schooner Mystic Whaler
Saturday, June 9, 5- 8 PM
Sailing from Cold Spring, NY
Onboard presentation about the history and the distilling process of Hudson Whiskey's Local Spirits. Presented by distiller and partner, Ralph Erenzo.

After the sail, passengers are invited to join the crew at Cold Spring Depot for special whiskey cocktails and dinner. Passengers also receive a 10% discount on their dinner and a free Hudson Whiskey cocktail of their choice when they arrive at the restaurant.

To register, or for more information about Clearwater Public Sail Adventures ,contact Catherine Stankowski, Sail Program Manager, 845 265-8080, ext 7107, 
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RondoutRondout Lighthouse Tour & Sail
aboard Clearwater 
Friday, June 29, 5- 8 PM
Sailing from Kingston, NY
Join us for a special tour of the Rondout Lighthouse followed by a sunset sail aboard the sloop Clearwater on Friday, June 29, and hosted by Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
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The HRMM docent-guided tour will begin at 5:00 PM. Upon returning from the Lighthouse Tour, guests will board the sloop Clearwater for a sunset sail on the Hudson River.

Onboard presentation by Patrick Landewe, keeper of the Saugerties Lighthouse.

 Tickets are $62 for adults; $47 for Clearwater members; and $27 for children 12 and under. Spaces are limited. Advance reservations required.

To register, or for more information about Clearwater Public Sail Adventures, contact Catherine Stankowski, Sail Program Manager, 845 265-8080, ext 7107,
Or click here to purchase your tickets online.

StrawberryBeacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival
 Sunday June 10, 12 - 5 PM   
Fresh strawberry shortcake, homemade biscuits, local berries and real whip cream, sails on the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie, live music with Dan Einbender and the Rivertown Kids, Jim Connor, Mark McNutt and the Offshoots, Mara Lavine & Caroline Cutroneo, RJ Storm and Old School, Driscoll and Smith, and Mighty Girl.
The Beacon Sloop Club, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY
845 831-6962, Free

MediaClearwater in the Media

 Take time to think about plastics
Tom O'Dowd / Poughkeepsie Journal / 5.26.2012
When Science Seems Like Magic
Dennis Overbye / New York Times / 5.24. 2012
 Crowd Fiercely Divided at Indian Point Safety Hearing
Jessica Glenza / The Daily Armonk  /5.17.2012

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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