As some of you may know, the Hudson River was just named the 2nd most endangered river in the U.S. by American Rivers. This designation came as the result of advocacy by Riverkeeper, an Ossining-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, defending, and restoring the Hudson River.
When Riverkeeper moved to Ossining some eight years ago, I became more familiar with them and started volunteering my time. Riverkeeper has advocated against the many threats, from hydrofracking to the Army Corps storm surge barriers, and for remediation of PCBs in the Hudson River.
This local member-supported non-profit works hard to protect the expanse we fondly call the Hudson River, which draw many to Ossining and other rivertowns. Riverkeeper fights for a swimmable and fishable river for all and relies on individual donors to make this work prossible.
So -- if everyone who lived in our community just gave $1 - that could be close to $26k! The reality is that that likely won't happen. But even if it was a small portion of that - it would be substantial, and would help Riverkeeper contintue to do their work for years to come. One dollar. A family of three=$3, etc.
Launching this on Earth Day (4/22) is intentional and the crowdrise witll run through Green Ossining's Earth Day Festival (4/27) and culminate on May 4th when Riverkeeper hosts the 8th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep where over 2k volunteers across over 100 locations participate in a day of service for the River.
Our aggregate gift wont be from me - this fundraiser is yours and will be a gift from the Ossining Community to show our support for this incredibly important organization.
Join the Crowdrise to help Riverkeeper protect our vital natural resource and remain an advocacy force to be reckoned with as they advocate on behalf of the Hudson River and its tributaries.