New York Bar Association Will Honor Clearwater for Environmental Work
- 11/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY– Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be honored for its work in preserving the Hudson River at the New York State Bar Association’s annual meeting January 29 in Manhattan.

The Environmental Law Section award, given out each year since 1981, was announced by attorney Barry R. Kogut, who is with the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King and chairs the Section awards committee.

In a letter to Clearwater’s executive director Peter A. Gross, Kogut said he has personally sailed on board the Clearwater twice in connection with his service with the Bar Association. “The experience of sailing on the Clearwater provides you with a passion for preserving a waterway that is rich from both a historical and an environmental perspective.”

The award is meant to help draw further attention to the work the Clearwater organization does to educate, celebrate and protect the Hudson River, Kogut said. Founded by legendary musician and environmentalist Pete Seeger in 1969, the organization not only operates the 106-foot replica tall ship Clearwater, it offers on-board and in-classroom education programs about the Hudson River watershed, organizes and works on numerous environmental action initiatives and holds the annual Great Hudson River Revival eco-music festival in Croton-on-Hudson.

The NY Bar Association’s annual meeting will take place from January 26-30 at the New York Hilton Hotel. The Environmental Law Section business meeting where the award will be presented to Clearwater starts at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 29th.



About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Inspiring, educating  and activating millions of people for more than 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater 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, providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival. To date, more than half a million people have experienced their first real look at an estuary’s ecosystem aboard the sloop Clearwater.  The organization's strong connection to youth, environmental education, and its agenda to create the next generation of environmental leaders are all part of building and strengthening a Green Cities Initiative for a green economy and a more inclusive and diverse environmental movement. Utilizing the greatest natural resource in the region, the Hudson River, Clearwater has become the grassroots model for producing positive changes to protect our planet. For more information, visit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit, member-supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water.

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