Date: March 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Cioffi
Office – (914) 995-2932
Cell- (914) 954 -5579
COUNTY EXECUTIVE LATIMER AND CLEARWATER KICK-OFF THE COUNTDOWN TO CLEARWATER FESTIVAL 2019
Watch Full Press Conference HERE.
(Croton-on-Hudson, NY) – Overlooking the mighty Hudson River, County Executive George Latimer and the leadership team from Clearwater announced key dates, happenings and their exciting partnership on Clearwater Festival 2019 – taking place at Croton Point Park on June 15 and 16.
Latimer said: “Our partnership this year is part of a continuing relationship with Clearwater, this iconic festival, and what it represents in terms of the environment. Croton Point Park is a uniquely beautiful park, sitting on the Hudson River as it is, and this festival is a great use of the facility to highlight the environmental message of Clearwater.”
This festival is an example of how government and the private sector can work together and get things done – as both the County and Clearwater wanted to continue with this celebration here at Croton Point Park for the benefit of the people of Westchester County.
Clearwater Executive Director Greg Williams said: “Past Clearwater Festivals have focused on getting our attendees to participate in getting government’s attention: I’m delighted that this year we have the Westchester County government’s attention, and we can focus on participating in the green energy, recycling, waste reduction and other programs that are now in place.”
The theme of this year’s festival is “participation” – meaning government and citizens participating together in turning our community green. In Westchester, the County is proud of the numerous steps it has taken to live this ideal, including:
- Creation of a Climate Crisis Task Force to update Westchester’s climate action plan;
- Electrifying the County’s fleet of vehicles, adding charging station infrastructure;
- Solarizing various County properties and facilities;
- Smart Commute Program;
- Efforts by the Department of Environmental Facilities at the H-MRF recycling center
- New benchmarking legislation;
- Entering into the Demand Response initiative; and
- Developing a County-wide food scrap recycling program.
To learn more information, or purchase tickets, check out clearwaterfestival.org.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champions of the Hudson River. To date, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop Clearwater. Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect our planet. The Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) is the organization’s annual music and environmental festival held annually in June at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. This year’s Festival will be held on June 15 and 16. Ticketing, vendor and volunteer info atwww.clearwaterfestival.org. For more information on Clearwater’s education and advocacy programs, visit www.clearwater.org.
About Westchester County
Westchester County, located in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, covers 500 square miles and has a population of just under a million. Originally home to Native Americans, who were members of the Lenape tribe, it is today a rich mix of many cultures and landscapes. The County is a blend of bustling cities, quaint villages and picturesque towns as well as open spaces and a network of beautiful parks. Westchester is made up of 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. Westchester County is known for top-notch public schools, and a high quality of life. The County is also an intellectual capital, boasting a highly educated workforce, competitive colleges and universities, Fortune 500 companies, world changing non-profits, and cutting-edge research centers. Westchester is led by County Executive George Latimer, who took office in January 2018 as the ninth County Executive. Using inclusion and openness as a foreground, Latimer is fighting to make Westchester a destination for all people to live, work and enjoy. Learn more about Westchester County by visiting www.westchestergov.com