March 2019
Early bird ticketing ends this Friday!
The initial artist lineup for this year’s Clearwater Festival includes The Wailers, Ani DiFranco, Railroad Earth, The Mammals, Tom Paxton and the DonJuans, Joel Rafael , and Tom Chapin and so many more. Click here for the full list of artists announced so far. More artists yet to be announced! Buy tickets by Friday, March 15th to get the early bird discount.
A Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Clearwater Community,
It’s now March and the winter seems like it flew by. We’ll be sailing in a few weeks, and The Great Hudson River Revival seems like it’s just around the corner. Tickets are on sale and volunteer sign-ups are available at , as is our initial lineup.
This year’s Clearwater Festival (AKA The Great Hudson River Revival) will be special. In marking the transition from the first fifty years to the next fifty years for Clearwater, we are shifting the Festival’s emphasis from getting government’s attention on environmental issues to engaging with government. We’re excited to have the Westchester County government as a partner in this. Not only will attendees see a return of stage announcements, skill demonstrations and other activism-focused activities, there will be a focus on government programs around recycling, clean energy, smart commuting and other environmental programs that attendees can go home and start participating right away. We’re grateful to Westchester County Executive George Latimer and his staff for their help in this effort.
I hope you’ll join us in our busy spring by:
  • Getting your Clearwater Festival tickets
  • Signing-up as Festival and Sloop volunteers
  • Scheduling sails
  • Joining board committees
  • Contacting to inquire about becoming a candidate for our board of directors
  • Starting a petition to put a candidate on the ballot for this September’s election of new directors
I look forward to seeing you on the Sloop, in the tidelines, at Croton Point and elsewhere.
Greg Williams
Executive Director
Sturgeon in the news!
Sonar readings from New York's Hudson River hint at a revival for the embattled Atlantic sturgeon.

Environmental Action Updates
FUKUSHIMA REMEMBERED:   March 11 was the 8-year anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster. Please take time to remember the victims of the tsunami and reactor failures at Fukushima. This short trailer from our 2012 conference for First Responders summarizes the disaster.   Eyewitness Fukushima: First Responders Conference - Trailer . The full conference can be found  here  as well. This  2019 Annual Report on Fukushima  covers some of the new technical discoveries and the environmental/health nightmare that nobody is talking about. 
Indian Point Update:   We are currently seeking widespread support for State legislation to create Citizen Oversight Board to have effective input into the decommissioning of Indian Point when it closes in 2020-21. This legislation can become a model for the more than 90 nuclear reactors that will be facing decommissioning in the next decade across the nation. Click  here  to read the Draft Legislation. We are also hosting weekly calls of the National Decommissioning Working Group and planning a Congressional Briefing to help the more than 100 new Congressional representatives understand the dangers associated with nuclear waste storage and transport and the urgent need for more Congressional oversight.
What is CCPA?   The proposed NY State 2019 Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) sets a path for the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – 100% of human-caused climate pollution to be eliminated by 2050 from all sectors. The bill not only mandates an economy-wide shift to renewable energy, but also defines equity provisions which prioritize existing and future resources towards vulnerable, impacted, historically disadvantaged and front line communities, and establishes specific just transition support for workers. The 2019 bill is  S2992  in the NYS Senate and  A3876  in the NYS Assembly . Read Clearwater’s full comments  here .
Action Alert
Please help stop the proposed Danskammer Expansion :   Consistent with our support for a rapid transition to a Renewable Energy Economy with storage and efficiency and our strong opposition to new fossil fuel infrastructure, Clearwater is actively opposing the expansion of the current Danskammer peaker plant, which operates less than 5% of the time, to a new year-round gas plant that would operate 60 - 70% of the year. Recently Danskammer Energy released its Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) for comment. We urge you to take a few minutes and go on to the PSC website to offer comment by March 15. Click  here  to see a few key talking points and directions for how to submit comments.
US Army Corps of Engineers Releases Interim Report on proposed Storm Surge Barriers and other related projects.    A series of presentations will be held and we have until April 30, 2019 to comment. The report and a schedule of meetings can be found here .
Aboard the Sloop Clearwater
Bring your Class, Troop, or Group Sailing!
There are still a handful of spots left for groups to sail this spring, but they're filling up fast! We strongly recommend sailing in the fall. Apply to sail now!
We're kicking off our 2019 sailing season!
Come sail with us this spring!

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to spend a week aboard the fine and splendid sloop with us in the spring! If you've been sailing with us for years, or just found out about this extraordinary new community, please submit your application to teach and sail with us next spring. No sailing or teaching experience is necessary, just a strong work ethic, an interest in teaching kids, and a willingness to sing!
Come lend a hand where you know you are needed:   Apply today .
Job Opportunities
The Clearwater Festival (aka The Great Hudson River Revival) is seeking an experienced Festival Administrator !
The Festival Administrator is a seasonal position (March 2019-June 2019) and will work out of the Clearwater office located at 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY 12508. This position reports to the Festival Director and works collaboratively with the Clearwater staff and Revival Planning Committee (RPC). For a full job description  click here .

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to .
Welcome Back to our Sailing Crew!
Share your Clearwater Story with us!
Do you have a meaningful story about your time aboard Clearwater or involvement with the organization? We want to hear from you! Please share your #ClearwaterMemories with us as we celebrate our 50th year of sailing. Use the #ClearwaterMemories or email with the subject title 'Clearwater Memories'. Your story may be chosen to be part of a commemorative edition Navigator celebrating our 50/100 year.
John Mylod
Thank you again to everyone who joined us at our sold out Clearwater Gala on Sunday, February 10th! Click here to view the photo album from the event.
Join Clearwater! 
Being a member of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater means being part of the organization's very soul. You become a part owner of the Sloop and everything else we own and do.
Celebrate National Reading Month with a biography or autobiography about Pete Seeger
Upcoming Events
Save the Date for Chefs for Clearwater
Mark your calendars for
as Chef’s for Clearwater returns for its fourth year. 

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