Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 River Summit

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 River Summit, which will take place on Monday, June 8 at The Thayer Hotel at West Point, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discussion will focus on revitalizing and sustaining the river valley environment for the benefit of all its residents.

Organized by the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program, the event is co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns, Clearwater, Hudson River Foundation, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, The Hudson River Environmental Society, The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, The Nature Conservancy and others.

Other speakers will include Katie Dolan, The Nature Conservancy; Frances Dunwell, NYS DEC; Roland Lewis, The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance; Barney Molloy, Historic Hudson River Towns; Alex Matthiessen, Riverkeeper; Jeff Rumpf, Clearwater; Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson; Dennis Suszkowski, Hudson River Foundation; and Jim Tierney, NYS DEC.

Advance registration is required due to space limitations. The cost per person is $30 and includes all sessions and lunch. To register, call Historic Hudson River Towns at 914-232-6583.

For more information about the River Summit, e-mail or call 845-256-3016. For directions to The Thayer Hotel, go to or call 845-446-4731.

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