Looking Back at 2017

2017 began with dangerous rollbacks of environmental protections that we all depend on for safe drinking water.

It was a year that we all pulled together to stand up for the environment and to protect our River.

Your generous support, your voices, and your many hours of volunteer work made 2017 a year to celebrate.

Thanks to you…


  • Over 12,000 students participated in our education programs aboard the sloop Clearwater and along the banks of the Hudson River.
  • Over 4,000 members have joined us in protecting and preserving the Hudson River.
    This year, 882 volunteers helped make the Great Hudson River Revival a resounding success, and 85 volunteers spent a week living and teaching aboard the sloop Clearwater or schooner Mystic Whaler.
  • In June, Clearwater delivered your messages, testimonials, petitions and municipal resolutions of support for a strong EPA to Washington, DC and held a congressional briefing on protecting America’s water amid growing threats to federal clean water protections.
  • With Indian Point set to close in 2020 and 2021, Clearwater will continue to work toward safe decommissioning and just transitioning for Indian Point employees.
  • Collectively, we spoke out against the proposal to expand anchorages for crude oil barges on the Hudson, resulting in a suspension of the proposal.
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    But we still have a lot of work to do…


Aaron Mair, Clearwater board member, Environmentalist and Former Sierra Club President reminds us in the video that…

“The Hudson River is still the nation’s largest Superfund Site, in fact it is a toxic landfill with a river flowing over top.

It is deceptively beautiful but she holds a secret, and we owe it to our children and the communities along the river to take stewardship of her…

To the extent that we can raise funds for Clearwater education programs to connect youth to study and monitor the river, we can guide them toward the
future of saving our planet beginning right here at home.”

Your year-end gift to Clearwater will help us continue the important work that we do in helping the Hudson River recover, protecting her from any environmental set-backs, and preparing our future generations to do the same.

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