Sloop Brewing @ The Factory 755 East Drive #106 East Fishkill, NY 12533
Join us for the premiere of A Living River, a new short film from National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, about the work of Riverkeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and others to restore the life within our majestic Hudson River. After the film screening, join in the conversation as we discuss the web of life that depends on the Hudson River and how we can protect the ecosystem. Food and beverage provided by Sloop Brewing @ The Factory.
Advance tickets on sale now.
George Jackman, PhD, Habitat Restoration Manager, Riverkeeper
George is a retired NYPD police lieutenant turned aquatic ecologist. An experienced, dynamic environmental activist with a strong record of achievement, George is working on dam removals in the Hudson River Estuary, which are considered priority barriers to migratory fish, to expand critical habitat for these fishes. He will help Riverkeeper contribute to the restoration of natural habitat for fish, amphibians and other species in the Hudson River Estuary affected by dams and artificial barriers, so aquatic species can migrate to habitats they need to survive, reproduce and thrive. George conducts planning, outreach, fundraising, communications, and advocacy to promote fish passage and mitigate the damaging effects of barriers.
Emily Vail, Executive Director, Hudson River Watershed Alliance
The Hudson River Watershed Alliance is a regional non-profit that works to unite and empower communities to protect their water resources. Emily served for eight years as the Watershed Outreach Specialist for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program, in collaboration with the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University. Emily’s work has supported community-based watershed groups, municipalities, and other partners throughout the Hudson Valley to improve clean water. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Vassar College and an MS in Natural Resources from Cornell University. Her research has focused on green infrastructure performance, urban streams, and intersections of art and community engagement. Emily also organizes Uptown Swing Kingston, a monthly night of hot jazz, dance, and swing, and directs the Uptown Lowdown vintage jazz dance troupe.
For more than 50 years, Riverkeeper has fought to bring the Hudson River back from the brink, taking on polluters, advocating for clean water legislation, and protecting drinking water for millions of New Yorkers. Now, we turn our sights to the future and the challenge of restoring A Living River. Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguarding the drinking water of 9 million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. Our vision is a Hudson River teeming with life, flowing with clean, swimmable waters from end to end, and healthy, abundant drinking water for all New Yorkers.
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