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Drinkable, Swimmable, Fishable: Clearwater Celebrates 50+ Years of the Clean Water Act.

April 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be hosting a symposium, Drinkable, Swimmable, Fishable: Clearwater Celebrates 50+ Years of the Clean Water Act.


WHEN: 9am-1pm, Friday, April 14, 2023

WHERE: SUNY Orange (Kaplan Hall), Grand St, Newburgh, NY 12550 

REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://tinyurl.com/yppj6jt3


The symposium will reflect upon the progress made in the 50-years since the passage of the Clean Water Act, 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 [email protected].

We hope you will join us on Friday, April 14 – please share this e-mail invitation with friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in attending.


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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
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SUNY Orange (Kaplan Hall)
73 First St
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States
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