PLEASE JOIN US AND ALERT ALL BOATERS! Read the entire post before joining. This is a rally for the Hudson & not a paddle.
Location for launch: approximately 26 Riverview Ave, Verplanck, NY. We will meet at 12:05 pm to get a parking spot & into the water to paddle until the rally starts at 2pm. Other kayak groups are coming at 1 pm so get there early as parking is limited for launching. Tides @ Peekskill: Hi 11:44 am 2.92′, Lo 6:40 pm 0.13′.
The goal is to have as many boaters as possible on the river for the rally @ 2pm. All size and type of boats are welcome as long as you wear your PFD, are dressed for immersion, know how to assist and self rescue. We will paddle to the Cortlandt Waterfront Park a short distance north and wait for the rally to begin. Bring a change of clothes in a dry bag, pack water, food etc.
If you can’t paddle, join us on land at 77 Riverview Ave, Verplanck for the rally.
Town Town of Cortlandt is partnering with organizations and communities along the Hudson river to oppose Holtec’s plan to dump 1 million gallons of radioactive spent nuclear rod pool water into the Hudson river. This is part of the decommissioning process, in which the water that remains in the pools after the radioactive rods are removed, must be disposed of. Holtec has decided that the most expeditious way is to dump it into the beautiful Hudson River.
Officials at all levels of Government (Federal, State, County & local) will attend along with representatives from Riverkeeper, Clearwater etc. There will be entertainment from solo artists including Dar Williams, Tom Paxton & others. There will be food trucks.
In case of inclement weather the rally will take place on Sunday. Please check back for a weather update. If you are paddling with Liquid Skies you will be asked to sign a waiver.