The Hudson River flows from Upper New York State over 300 miles south before entering Upper New York Bay. The river is named after the famed English explorer Henry Hudson. It once was a beautiful waterway with vast ecologic diversity harkening back to glacial times. However, human activity turned the river into a polluted wasteland. During the Civil Rights era of the 1960s a group of inspired fisherman were determined to reclaim and protect the Hudson River. Riverkeeper evolved from that motivated group as a strong advocate for clean water in New York State and world wide via Waterkeeper Alliance. The Hudson River traverses magnificent country. Today our beautiful Hudson River is again under needless attack via Fracking, Crude & Tar Sands Oil transport, Sewage run-off along with the nuclear power plant Indian Point, to name a few. Riverkeeper is a volunteer member supported 501(c)(3). Riverkeeper's good work has revitalized the Hudson River which will once again become the majestic vibrant river that we can safely enjoy. Supporting local clean water advocates allows our waterways to be clean and safe for all.
Please visit: Riverkeeper.org - NY's Clean Water Advocate, Waterkeeper.Org | The Voice for the World's Waters & Flickr: hudsonriverkeeper's Photostream
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