An evening of short films hosted by filmmaker and environmentalist Jon Bowermaster, who will share stories of hope, success, and the many positive efforts to preserve the Hudson River and this beautiful region we call home. These films, part of Bowermaster’s ongoing Hudson River Stories project, have not been shown here before, with the exception of A Pipeline Runs Through It, which still seems particularly important.
Source to Sea
In partnership with volunteer citizen samplers, Hudson Riverkeeper tests select tributaries of the Hudson for fecal-indicating bacteria and other water quality indicators. Communities use this data to restore and protect their local waterways.
Growing with the Grain
Scientists, farmers, bakers, and brewers work to produce a new generation of grain suited for the Northeast, hoping to bring sustainable and more localized grain production back to the region.
Undamming the Hudson River
Many fish use Hudson River tributaries to move between feeding, nursery, and spawning grounds, but thousands of dams block their way, dramatically shrinking accessible habitat and causing declines in fish and other wildlife. And now many of these dams have fallen into disrepair.
A Pipeline Runs Through It
Two different pipelines, two different stories. One carries natural gas, the other crude oil. There are countless unknowns about the safety and future of both projects but one thing is certain: Neither helps provide New Yorkers with gas or oil, and both entail exorbitant risks.
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