Museum/Program/Site Activities: Environmental Programming

NY/NJ Baykeeper

Over a quarter of a century ago, events were begun that would have an incredible effect on many aspects of our world today. Robert Boyle, a resident of the Hudson River Valley, founded the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association to help restore the river to cleanliness and the fish population to health. Eventually this group became…

Hackensack Riverkeeper

Founded in 1997 by Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper is the leading environmental organization working on Hackensack River issues. A founding member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the group engages in a fourfold strategy of environmental action, advocacy, education and litigation in its ongoing work to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River Watershed from its headwaters…

Clearwater

The Clearwater is a full-size replica of the 18th and 19th century merchant vessels known as Hudson River sloops. She was built in 1969, when folk singer Pete Singer and a few Hudson Valley residents came together believing that by learning to care for one boat on one river, the public could come to care…

Brilliant at Mystic Seaport

The schooner Brilliant was launched at City Island, New York, in 1932. She was built to the highest standards possible for a round-the-world voyage. Although not built primarily for racing, she entered the 1932 Bermuda Race and was not far behind when the Highland Light broke the existing course record. In 1945, she was purchased…