2017 Hudson River Environmental Society Annual Awards Dinner

Thursday, October 19, 2017; 6:00 – 9:30PM

 

The Hudson River Environmental Society will be honoring Elizabeth (Betsy) Blair by presenting her with the HRES Distinguished Service Award.  HRES will also be honoring Dr. Robert (Bob) Schmidt by presenting him with the HRES Outstanding Environmental Researcher Award. Please join us for a wonderful evening as we recognize the exceptional lifetime achievements made by these dedicated stewards of the Hudson River!

For more information or to register go to:

https://2017_hres_awards_dinner.eventbrite.com

 

HRES Field Trip Fall 2017:

Geological Tour of Bear Mountain and the Fort Montgomery Area

Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:45 AM – 3:00 PM

 

We will drive to the top of Bear Mountain to examine some of the oldest rocks in New York State and talk about the 1.3 billion year geologic history of New York. We will then visit the Fort Montgomery area next to the Bear Mountain Bridge and discuss how the geology of the Hudson Highlands affected the history of the Hudson River Valley from the earliest Native Americans through the Revolutionary War, the Industrial Revolution, and into the modern environmental movement.

The tour will be led by Dr. Steven H. Schimmrich. Dr. Schimmrich is Professor of Earth Science and Geology and is chair of the STEM Department at SUNY Ulster County Community College, at which he has taught since August 1999.  Among the courses he teaches is Geology of the Hudson Valley, a two week intensive field study of selected rock outcrops from New York City to Saratoga Springs which covers the geology and tectonic history of the Hudson Valley.

LOGISTICSMeet at the Central Valley Park and Ride Lots just off the Harriman Exit 16 from the NYS Thruway at 9:45 am.   After passing through the Exit 16 Toll plaza, take right exit off route 17 onto Route 32. Take left onto Route 32 South, go under the Rt 6 overpass, take immediate right onto Larkin Drive, then left onto Maher Ln. Parking lot is on the left. We will carpool from the this Park & Ride, returning around 3:00 pm.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for being outdoors. Bring plenty of food and water (including a lunch). Event will be held rain or shine so dress for the weather.

For more information contact Lucy Johnson at 845-309-5353; or Jim Morrison at 845-405-1884.

To register: https://hres_field_fall_trip_2017.eventbrite.com

2017 Hudson River Symposium:

"Changing Energy Landscapes in the Hudson Valley and Watershed"

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

SUNY New Paltz; Student Union Building

 

 

New York’s energy policies targeting the reduction of carbon emissions will have profound effects on how we view energy in the Hudson Valley.  The days when steam electric generation dominated both the electrons flowing on the grid and the environmental concerns on the river are becoming a distant past.

New York’s aggressive renewable goals are leading to significant investments in both wind and solar power generation across the state, requiring upgrades to transmission lines and corridors to get the power to the Hudson Valley and New York City. The ever present demand for fossil fuels and changes in federal export policies has led to increased petroleum transport from Albany to downstate refineries and for export to other countries.

This one day symposium will explore the energy policies, demand, and change that is occurring and yet to come for the Hudson River and watershed.

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The 2016 Hudson River Environmental Society Annual Awards Dinner

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

The Hudson River Environmental Society will be honoring Dr. Dennis Suszkowski by presenting him with the HRES Distinguished Service Award.  HRES will also be honoring Betty and the Baby Boomers by presenting them with the HRES Outstanding Environmental Communicator Award. Please join us for a wonderful evening as we recognize the exceptional lifetime achievements made by these dedicated stewards of the Hudson River!

To register and purchase tickets for this event please go to:

http://hres2016awardsdinner.eventbrite.com