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HUFFINGTON POST: Nation’s Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

Thursday, February 25, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

Lead poisons drinking water in Flint, Michigan... Dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid contaminate water supplies in Hoosick Falls, New York... A massive spill of wastewater from the Gold King Mine pollutes Colorado’s Animas River...

These recent disasters impacting water quality have made headlines nationwide. They share something else as well. All came about because of the failure of public agencies charged with protecting human health and the environment to respond in a timely manner and do their jobs.

Five-Week, After-School Program on Birds Teaches 3rd-4th Graders About Nature

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740

Free sessions to be held 4-5:30 p.m. at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon

HUDSON VALLEY, NY—During one session in February and four in March, Scenic Hudson and Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary will host engaging presentations in which students in grades 3-4 learn about nature appreciation and environmental awareness through the study of birds. The series includes classroom lessons and outdoor field trips. The program—For the Birds!—aligns with state standards in math, science, technology and English.

Enviros Say EPA Will Leave Hudson Polluted in Rush to Declare Partial PCB Cleanup a Total Success

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Clearwater, 845-807-1270, or
Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, Ext. 239, or
Jay Burgess, Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 222, or
Roger Downs, Conservation Director, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 518-426-9144,

Agency sees victory in cleanup plan other federal experts say will fail

Failure with nation’s largest Superfund site could hamper pollution cleanups nationwide

Valley’s Bright Future Depends on State Budget

Monday, February 1, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Gov. Cuomo has proposed $300 million in the state budget for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), the state’s most effective tool for preserving land, revitalizing downtowns and connecting people to the Hudson River. He’s also proposed $250 million to help local governments improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Scenic Hudson applauds these investments, but the funding isn’t a done deal. It must be approved by the Legislature.