Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Shall We Gather at the River

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 5, the film The Hudson: A River at Risk will be shown at Basilica Hudson. 

The Hudson River, like many waterways around the world, has long been treated like an infinite waste barrel, a dumping ground for toxic chemicals, hazardous waste, and trash. But for the past fifty years an amazing collection of environmental groups--Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater, and many more--have worked to revive the Hudson and the beautiful valley that surrounds it. These accomplishments remind us what a resilient resource the river is. The Hudson: A River at Risk by Oceans 8 Films, reports on a handful of serious and growing threats to the river.
The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the North Hall at the Basilica. Discussion will follow the screening with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster; Andy Bicking, director of public policy and special projects at Scenic Hudson; Cliff Weathers, communications director for Riverkeeper; and Sam Merrett, captain of the schooner Apollonia. Admission is free but donations are suggested to support the work of the filmmakers and Basilica Hudson.

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