Clearwater and the Fall Kill Watershed Committee to Unveil Innovative Signage

Presentation to Take Place as Part of Poughkeepsie’s 2012 Hudson River Day Celebration

Join Clearwater and the Fall Kill Watershed Committee, Hudson River Housing, and the Poughkeepsie community for a celebration in Middle Main on July 21, Hudson River Day. The day will offer community members an opportunity to share and engage, and help transform the block for an afternoon of a celebration with live music, food, children’s activities, pop-up art gallery, hip hop with M*POWER, and more!

Starting at 4:00 PM that day, the public is invited to gather at 517 Main Street for the unveiling of a new mural presented by Hudson River Housing, and created by artist Nestor Madalengoitia. Children are invited to participate in a procession to lead the public from the mural to the bridge over North Cherry Street, to arrive at the location of the presentation of 7 fun and innovative signs that will be installed around the city this summer and designed to educate and inspire the community to become better stewards of the Fall Kill.

WHAT:  Unveiling of 7 new fun and innovative signs that will be installed around the city this summer and to promote stewardship of the Fall Kill

WHO:  Clearwater and the Fall Kill Watershed Committee, Hudson River Housing, and the Poughkeepsie community, as part of “Middle Main in Motion: A Snapshot of a Better Block”, a Hudson River Day celebration

WHEN: Saturday, July 21.  The day’s events start at 2:00 PM. Signage and mural presentation will start at 4:00 PM:  The community is asked to gather at 517 Main Street for the unveiling of a new mural presented by Hudson River Housing, and created by artist Nestor Madalengoitia. Children are invited to participate in a procession to lead the public from the mural to the bridge over North Cherry Street, to arrive at the location of the unveiling of the Fall Kill signage.

WHERE: North Cherry Street. Rain location: Barrett ClayWorks, 485 Main Street
The Fall Kill Watershed Committee is an independent community-led coalition, coordinated by Clearwater, dedicated to revitalizing the creek. For more information contact Ryan Palmer, Clearwater Green Cities Project Coordinator at Ryan@Clearwater.org, or (845) 265-8080, ext 7114. To learn more about the Fall Kill Project, please visit http://fallkill.org

This initiative is funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program and created in partnership with the Urban Landscape Lab at Columbia University, and PAUSE (People Art Urban Space Engagement).

This event is also part of the Dutchess Watershed Coalition’s Watershed Awareness Month. For more information about the coalition or Watershed Awareness Month, contact Carolyn Klocker at 845-677-8223 or by email at cak97@cornell.edu, or visit http://dutchesswam.com

Hudson River Day 2012 is sponsored by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program as a collaborative event to celebrate the river. Hudson River Day 2012 partners include Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club, and Great Hudson River Swim Committee. If you are interested in being listed as a Hudson River Day partner, please email info@hudsonriverdayny.org for more information or visit the Hudson River Day 2012 website at www.hudsonriverdayny.org or contact: Candi Sterling at cmsterli@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 845-256-3016.

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