April 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange
Kaplan Hall
Grand St, Newburgh
NY 12550
Clean Water Act Symposium @ Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange

Join the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater for a symposium on the Clean Water Act.


Join the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater on Friday, April 14 for a symposium on the Clean Water Act to reflect upon the progress made in the 50-years since its passage, explore its limitations, and discuss opportunities and emerging threats to continued progress toward a swimmable and fishable Hudson River. Passed in 1972, the Clean Water Act established the goal of fishable and swimmable waters across the United States by 1983, as well as the elimination of pollutants into navigable waters by 1985. Though these goals have yet to be met, the CWA has resulted in significant improvements to water quality in the Hudson River and its tributaries. At the same time, new threats to the Hudson have emerged, creating new obstacles to reaching the goals of the Clean Water Act.

The symposium will bring together experts from across the region to explore the history of the Clean Water Act, progress towards its goals over the last five decades, as well as new emerging threats to the Hudson River. The program will include life-long activist and Hudson River advocate John Cronin and a series of topically focused panel discussions with Q&A.

Though the Symposium will be held in person, we will be providing a way to view the symposium virtually. If you plan to attend remotely, please select the appropriate ticket option.

With questions about the Symposium, please e-mail ea2@clearwater.org.