BEACON, NY – Clearwater will join with more than 150 partners across the country for the March for the Ocean (M4O), a nation-wide initiative organized by Blue Frontier Campaign. On Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Cold Spring dock on the corner of Main St. and West St., Cold Spring, NY, friends and neighbors in the Hudson Valley will gather aboard the historic tall ship to hear the State of the Hudson report, to draft messages to deliver to Congress, and to hear from political and environmental leaders on recent efforts to protect our river and our oceans. The event is free and open to the public.
- Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper
- Audrey Friedrichsen, Esq., Scenic Hudson
- Representative for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
- Manna Jo Greene, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
- Representative for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
- Maija Niemisto, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
- Greg Mercurio, Hudson River Watershed Alliance
- Andrew Revkin, National Geographic Society
“Pete Seeger’s legacy lives on with every letter sent and every event held by the folks at Clearwater in the name of clean water protections,” said Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. “Our waterways are all interconnected and they’re all necessary to sustain and grow healthy communities. That means we can’t go backwards when it comes to commonsense protections for our waterways – including our oceans. I want to thank the folks at Clearwater for keeping up the fight and making their voices heard through the halls of Congress and beyond.”
In 1970, founder Pete Seeger, friends, captain and crew sailed Clearwater to Washington DC to deliver the “State of the Hudson” address to congressional workers. In June 2017, following the Great Hudson River Revival music and environmental festival, Clearwater organized the Clean Water Forum in Washington, D.C. to inform national leaders about the need for strong Federal regulations to protect our waters. The compelling standing-room-only congressional briefing brought together policy makers, activists, and scientists. Clearwater crew successfully hand-delivered thousands of petitions, personal messages, and municipal resolutions of support for a strong EPA and policy based upon sound-science into the hands of Congress, including Rep. Maloney.
“Clearwater will continue to apply pressure to our local, national, and global leaders for protection of all waters” said Clearwater’s Education Director, Maija Niemisto. “The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is the people’s boat and the voice of the people shall continue to be heard from sea to sea.”
Clearwater’s annual music and environmental festival, the Great Hudson River Revival will take place later this month on June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park. Clearwater and Mystic Whaler will be on hand to bring festival goers sailing on the river. This year’s headliners are Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, The Mavericks, Ani Defranco, They Might Be Giants, Beth Orton, Willie Nile and many more. Proceeds from the festival support the environmental and educational work that Clearwater does throughout the year.
Please visit www.clearwater.org for more information and to become a Clearwater member. Clearwater members receive discounts on sailing tickets and admission to the Clearwater Festival, updates on environmental action initiatives and many other benefits.