Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Clearwater Sails To Raise Money For Legal Battle

May 26, 2018
Courtesy of Clearwater

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is slated to set sail Saturday in the name of renewable energy.

5/25/18 Panel

May 25, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Betsy Garthwaite, President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's Board of Directors and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance.

Clearwater Sloop
clearwater.org

For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., founded by Pete Seeger, has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.

Clearwater will honor former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck at the organization’s Third Annual Spirit of the Hudson Gala on Sunday, February 11 at The Garrison in Garrison, NY.  Enck will be given Clearwater’s "Spirit of the Hudson Award" for her longtime service to the environment.

Judith joins us along with Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director for Clearwater. 

Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station
NRC

The New York State Supreme Court has rejected motions to dismiss a lawsuit against the Public Service Commission that challenges subsidies for upstate nuclear plants.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Federal agencies are weighing in on how a new designation recently issued for the sturgeon habitat near Indian Point impacts the Westchester nuclear power plant that is set to close by 2021. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has declared its findings while another agency is still reviewing the matter.

Clearwater To Honor Former EPA Official With Award

Nov 14, 2017
Judith Enck
EPA

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will honor a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official at its Third Annual Spirit of the Hudson gala in February.

Clearwater Festival Returns This Weekend

Jun 16, 2017
Courtesy of Clearwater Festival

The Clearwater Festival is back after a one-year hiatus. The annual music and environmental festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Croton Point Park in Westchester County. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Clearwater Education Director Maija Niemisto about what’s in store.

An environmental group and organic farm in the Hudson Valley have filed a lawsuit against the New York state Public Service Commission. The two groups oppose state subsidies of upstate nuclear power plants. 

Courtesy of The Nature Place Day Camp

After a major hull restoration, Clearwater is back on the Hudson River. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne embarked on the sloop for Clearwater’s first education sail of the season.

Clearwater Sets A Date For Re-Launch Ceremony

Jul 14, 2016
Courtesy of Dorice Arden

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has set a date for its re-launch ceremony after having canceled the event July 4.

Grant For Clearwater Aids Youth Programs

Jul 2, 2016
Courtesy of Clearwater

Clearwater has received a grant for youth empowerment programs.

Clearwater Re-Launch Ceremony Is Postponed

Jun 30, 2016

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has postponed the boat’s re-launch ceremony. 

Courtesy of Clearwater

After an eight month U.S. Coast Guard mandated restoration of Clearwater’s hull, the sloop is back on the Hudson River with sails set to begin in July.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been awarded a two-year grant to expand its environmental education programs.

Clearwater Hones Mission As Executive Director Resigns

Jan 28, 2016
Courtesy of Clearwater

The executive director of the Beacon-based non-profit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has resigned. His resignation comes just one week after Clearwater announced it was cancelling its annual music festival.

Clearwater Executive Director Resigns

Jan 27, 2016
Clearwater

The executive director of the Beacon-based non-profit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has announced his resignation. Sloop Clearwater Executive Director Peter Gross has stepped down, citing, quote “significant differences between his and the organization’s vision to the path to building a stronger future for Clearwater and dealing with the organization’s long-standing financial and structural challenges.” Gross served as executive director since May of 2014.

Clearwater Goes Indiegogo

Dec 1, 2014
Courtesy of Clearwater

Forty-five years after Pete Seeger and friends launched the tall-ship Clearwater, the nonprofit organization that operates the sloop has launched its first “crowd-sourcing” effort to help fund a new sail and boom for the vessel.

I recently sailed on the Sloop Clearwater for the first time. It was all thanks to the Osborne Foundation, who generously donated the sail to WAMC so fast-pledging listeners could sail. From my perspective as the Fund Drive Manager, it was the official wrap-up of the June Fund Drive. But for me personally, it was a privilege. A privilege made all the better from lousy weather.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.

Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Clearwater Names New Executive Director

May 7, 2014
Clearwater

The New York environmental organization founded by the late Pete Seeger has a new executive director at the helm.