The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz will host “The Future of the Wallkill River” on Thursday, April 23, from 4-8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room on the New Paltz campus. The event is designed to build public support for restoration efforts on the Wallkill River, and begin to define both a publicly supported vision for the future of the river, and steps that can be taken in the short and long term to achieve that vision.
“We are delighted to be working collaboratively with partners in government and in our communities to place the Wallkill River back at the center of our region and our lives,” said Gerald Benjamin, CRREO director and associate vice president for regional engagement.
The Wallkill River flows from Northern New Jersey, through Orange and Ulster counties in New York. After joining with the Rondout Creek, it meets the tidal Hudson River at Kingston as the largest tributary to the estuary. The Wallkill River watershed – the hills and valleys that channel streams into the Wallkill – is vast, covering 785 square miles.
Sponsors of the event include: CRREO, the Village of New Paltz,the Village of New Paltz Environmental Policy Commission, Riverkeeper, the Town of New Paltz Clean Water and Open Space Protection Commission, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance, and Mohonk Consultations.
The registration fee is $10, which is due at check-in on the day of the event. The fee includes regionally sourced refreshments and all event materials for one person. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Please make checks payable to CRREO. To pre-register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8VRH9R7.