HUDSON RIVER SLOOP CLEARWATER
The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., is a not-for-profit, member-supported environmental education and advocacy organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Hudson River and similar waterways. Its members own and operate the 106-foot sloop Clearwater, launched in 1969, as a floating classroom on the tidewater Hudson. In addition to educational sail programs, the organization provides land-based field trips and classroom presentations, teacher workshops, and curriculum materials. For more information, contact Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508; telephone (845) 265-8080; email; website.
THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY PROGRAM OF THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Helping people enjoy, protect and revitalize the Hudson River and its Valley
The Estuary Program protects and improves the historic and scenic Hudson River watershed for all its residents. The program was created in 1987 and extends from the Troy dam to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Its core mission is to ensure clean water, protect and restore fish and wildlife habitats, provide recreation in and on the water, adapt to climate change, and conserve the scenic landscape. For more information, contact the Hudson River Estuary Program, NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; telephone (845) 256-3016; email; website.
This edition is dedicated to former Clearwater staff member Michele Monjeau (1955-1990), the illustrator and chief author of the original book. In revising the key, we have tried to preserve the spirit of her work.
The sketches used in working through the key are by Michele Monjeau, Nancy Bernstein, and Steve Stanne. Detailed drawings in the species descriptions are by Nancy Bernstein.
Text by Michele Monjeau, Steve Stanne, Dave Conover, and Chris Bowser.
Designed by: CIX
Responsive website designed by: FusionLab, Inc.
This revised edition was produced in part with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, and the Hudson River Improvement Fund.
© 1987, 1998, 2010 by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508