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      If you’ve walked along the Hudson shoreline,             onto a solid object
you’ve probably seen thorny, black water-chestnut              and grow into
seedpods, thick stands of common reed along railroad           adults. They’re
tracks, mute swans gliding across the water, carp              mature in just one
splashing in the shallows, chunky shells of Atlantic           year, and may live
rangia on beaches, and the thin, sharp shells of zebra         for four to six years.
mussels littering shorelines from Newburgh north.              Zebra mussels are
      All of these are alien species, brought here by          native to
humans, either deliberately or accidentally, that did not      southeastern Europe,
live in the Hudson when Henry first sailed up the river.       but spread into
All, no doubt, have strong effects on other plant and          western Europe
animal species. Documenting the dramatic effects of            when canals were
one invasive species – the zebra mussel invasion on the        built linking
Hudson – has been the focus of our research group at           waterways in the
the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (IES).                      early 19th century.
      Zebra mussels are small (less than 4 cm long),           In about 1985, they

                                                                                                                               Chris Bowser
black-and-white striped bivalves that attach tenaciously       hitched a ride to
to solid objects – stones, bricks, shells, wood, plants,       Detroit in the ballast
and boat hulls – below the water line in fresh or              water of an ocean-
slightly brackish water. The adults are filter-feeders,        going ship. Since         Zebra mussels colonize any available
eating phytoplankton, small zooplankton, large bacteria,       then, they’ve spread surface, including this discarded beer can.
and organic detritus.                                          to rivers and lakes
      During the summer, the adults release huge               from Quebec and Minnesota to New Orleans. They
numbers of eggs and sperm (one female may make a               appeared in the Hudson in 1991, and are common
million eggs each year) into the water, which develop          everywhere in the estuary between Troy and the
into free-swimming larvae. If the larvae get enough to         Highlands.
eat and aren’t eaten by a predator, they settle down                 Since September 1992, the Hudson’s zebra mussel
                                                               population has been huge (50 billion to 600 billion
Changes in the Hudson following the zebra mussel invasion      animals). The weight of zebra mussels is greater than
    (from studies of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies)       the combined weight of all other fish, zooplankton,
                             decrease        increase          shellfish, worms, and bacteria in the Hudson. During
       soluble reactive                                        the summer, zebra mussels filter an amount of water
           phosphorus                                          equal to all of the water in the Hudson between Troy
           water clarity                                       and Newburgh every one to four days. Zebra mussels
                                                               are efficient filter-feeders, so it isn’t surprising that their
    planktonic bacteria
                                                               activities have caused some big changes in the Hudson’s
    animals in shallow-                                        ecosystem.
      water sediments                                                Biomass of phytoplankton, which forms an
      dissolved oxygen                                         important foundation for the food web, has fallen by
animals in deep-water                                          80% since the zebra mussel invasion. Likewise,
            sediments                                          zooplankton small enough to be eaten by them have
    large zooplankton                                          nearly disappeared from the river. Of course, animals
                                                               that depend on phytoplankton and small zooplankton
        native mussels                                         have suffered badly from invasion. Populations of
                                                               crustacean zooplankton – a key food for many young
    small zooplankton
                                                               fish – have been cut in half. The Hudson once
        phytoplankton                                          contained more than a billion native pearly mussels
                                                               between Troy and Poughkeepsie, but these interesting
                      -100     -50     0     50    100 150     animals may disappear from the river in the coming
                             % change following the invasion   years.
                                                                                                       (continued on page 3)
                                                                                                                                                               THE ALIENS THAT ATE THE HUDSON                                                                       (continued from page 1)
from the executive director...
                                                                                                                                                                    Because zebra mussels have removed most of the            thicken, leading to an
                                                                                                                                                               phytoplankton from the Hudson, the river is about 50%          increase in populations
Getting Back To The Basics                                                                                                                                     clearer than it used to be. This increase in water clarity
                                                                                                                                                               may have caused beds of submerged plants to spread and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of invertebrates that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shelter and feed there.
FIRST       IN A      2-PART           SERIES                                                                                                                                                                                       IES is now working
                                                                                                                                                                INVASIVE SPECIES:                                             with DEC fisheries

                                                                                                                                             Augusto Menezes
     Environmental ethics is the foundation of all                                 Cooper and Irving – co-parents                                                                                                             biologists to determine
environmental science and policy. It’s the social and                              of the Romantic Movement –                                                   Opportunists and Survivors                                    how the zebra mussel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              invasion has changed
cognitive basis for our concerns about clean air and                               sold wildly in Europe and                                                   What does it mean to be an invasive species? Generally
water. Without ethics, environmental work can seem to                              brought droves of breathless                                                                                                               fish populations in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Invasive photos by Chris Bowser
                                                                                                                                                               speaking, invasives are considered nuisances, a kind of        Hudson. It appears that
float like an anchorless boat on a stormy sea.                                     eco-tourists to the Hudson Valley.                                          biological pollution whose arrival results in reduced
     I’ve been doing our teacher-development workshop                                    As Cooper’s The Pioneers was flying off the presses in                                                                               both populations and
                                                                                                                                                               diversity, habitat changes, and pressure on native species     growth rates of open-
on environmental ethics for three years now, as part of                            London and Paris, the Erie Canal opened and a flood of                      that may lead to extinctions. The Hudson Valley has            water fish (such as shad
the graduate studies course we offer through SUNY New                              wealth from the heartland began to build New York City                      become a haven for many invasives, including zebra             and herrings), have
Paltz (see page 6). It takes place high up on the                                  into the world’s foremost port and financial center. On                     mussels, water chestnuts, Japanese knotweed, purple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              been reduced, while
Escarpment Trail, overlooking 180 degrees of the Hudson                            the sidewalks of this city two prominent artists strode one                 loosestrife, Norway rats, West Nile virus, common carp,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              those of shallow-water
River landscape that defined America. This year we also                            day, and found themselves transfixed by luminous                            gypsy moths and wooly adelgids (a scale insect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fish (such as sunfish)
added environmental ethics to our in-service course for                            paintings in a gallery window. Unlike anything else seen                    destroying hemlock forests) to name just a few.                                            Zebra mussels, shown at about twice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              have increased.             their actual size.
teachers from the Haldane School in Cold Spring, NY.                               in that time, the works were neither portraits nor outdoor                      Invasives are often foreigners, introduced to a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Further, it looks like
     I love giving the workshops. They help anchor the                             tableaux. They were wilderness, shot with blasts of light                   environment either accidentally (as is the case of zebra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fish have shifted their distributions within the river. The
students amid a welter of new ideas –                                                                 and shadow and wind and rock, wild                       mussels), deliberately (think starlings), and naturally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall impact of zebra mussels on the Hudson’s fish has
and they help anchor me in the midst of                                                               and ageless and infinite. They were                      (New York coyotes filling a niche vacated by wolves).
stressful times.      Here’s a much-
                                                                Without ethics,                       sublime, representing the divinity                       Sometimes the invaders are not foreigners at all, as in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              probably been negative, and the Hudson of 2003 is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vastly different river than it was before the zebra mussel
condensed narrative taken from the                                                                    Rousseau had invoked eighty years                        the case of the ubiquitous common reed, Phragmites, a
                                                                 environmental                        prior.    The artists purchased the
                                                                                                                                                               native plant which has recently become invasive and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In addition to causing ecological changes, zebra
                                                                                                                                                               overwhelmed many Hudson Valley wetlands.
     In the 1760s, French philosopher                                                                 paintings and introduced the new                                                                                        mussels are an economic nuisance. They foul pipes, boat
(and troublemaker) Jean Jacques
                                                                    work can                          painter to their own clients. Thus did
                                                                                                                                                                    Invasives can take a punch. They are survivors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hulls and fittings, and other underwater structures. This
                                                                                                                                                               with high reproduction rates, ecological flexibility, and a
Rousseau first set forth the importance                                                               Thomas Cole become a sensation, and                                                                                     leads to increased costs for underwater inspections,
of nature in human affairs. He insisted
                                                                  seem to float                       the Hudson River School was born.
                                                                                                                                                               knack for crowding out desirable native species.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cleaning, and chemical control, especially in drinking-
                                                                                                                                                               Scientists worry that global warming will make
that nature was sacrosanct because it                                                                 Later additions included Frederic                                                                                       water intakes and power plants.
was a creation of God. This well-                             like an anchorless                      Church, Albert Bierstadt, and many
                                                                                                                                                               conditions favorable for invasives, as they will be able to
                                                                                                                                                               adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Our concerns                What can we do to control zebra mussels in the
regarded idea, timed with the European                                                                others whose paintings toured whole                      about West Nile virus today may switch to malaria              Hudson? While zebra mussels can be controlled on boat
march into the New World, helped                                    boat on                           nations in traveling shows, and exposed                  tomorrow.                                                      hulls and in power plants by mechanical scraping or
launch the Romantic Movement, the                                                                     further millions to America’s grandeur.                        When we complain about zebra mussels clogging            chemicals, there is no prospect for controlling zebra
Cult of the Wilderness, the Hudson                               a stormy sea.                            Most important, these artworks and                   intake pipes or water chestnuts clogging waterways, we         mussels in open ecosystems like the Hudson. Predators
                                                                                                                                                               should remember that these species are only doing what         such as blue crabs and sturgeons do eat zebra mussels, but
River School artists, and later the                                                                   books established the importance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 they do best: taking         have never been shown to control natural populations.
Transcendentalists.                                                                nature for its own sake, an unprecedented notion that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 advantage of an              Research on new control measures, including biological
     At the dawn of the 19th century, Washington Irving                            grew and flourished, but stood uncomfortably next to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunity. Too often,      controls, is ongoing, but the changes we’ve seen to the
lay dreamily on the cabin top of a Hudson River sloop, at                          Utilitarianism in the American social landscape.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 we have extended             Hudson River ecosystem probably are irreversible or at
the foot of the Wall of Manitou upon which we stand                                      There were links between the aesthetic and                                                                                           least long-lasting.
with our students, listening to the hair-raising tales of a                        utilitarian, to be sure. A flourishing school of landscape                                                    invitations, intended or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 otherwise, to these                A more useful question is “What can we do to
garrulous old trapper. He realized that this "new" land                            architecture grew in the Hudson Valley, as Andrew                                                                                          prevent more alien species from establishing themselves in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 destructive species that
had no mythology (recognizable to Europeans), and he                               Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux reinterpreted nature                                                                                      the Hudson and other ecosystems?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 they have all too eagerly
set out deliberately to create one. His works were                                 for the estates of wealthy clients – many of them                                                                                                First, we can try to prevent the spread of zebra
million-sellers in Europe. A few years later, James                                industrialists.                                                                                                    What to do about        mussels into uninfested waters by not taking raw water (in
Fenimore Cooper, in his Leatherstocking Tales, wrote of                                  Later writers such as Thoreau, Whitman, Emerson,                                                        invasives? Preventing        minnow buckets, live wells, and the like) or infested gear
Chingachgook and Deerslayer from his early memories of                             Burroughs, Muir and Leopold built on the ideas                                                                new invasions is the         (boats and trailers) from the Hudson to other lakes and
the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Deforestation had                             established on the banks of the Hudson. Reinforcing                                                           key. Once the genie is       rivers. Be sure your boat and trailer are really clean before
irrevocably altered the entire upstate landscape, but                              those ideas as the land groaned beneath the shovels,                                                          out of the bottle, we are    moving them from the Hudson to another lake or river.
                                                                                   blades, plows and axes of progress, they succeeded against                                                    usually stuck with the       Recommendations for cleaning are available at
  VOL. XXXIIII, NO. 5                                        SEPT/OCT 2003         the combined forces of utilitarianism in defining the                                                         consequences. We may
  CLEARWATER NAVIGATOR (USPS 015-790) (ISSN 0747-2218) is published                context of phenomena such as the national parks system                                                        get lucky by introducing           Second, we can limit introduction of additional alien
  bi-monthly by the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., 112 Little Market         and a family of laws that were just around the corner.                                                        a parasite or predator,      species by pushing for better laws restricting entry of new
  Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Phone 845-454-7673; e-mail:                                                                                                  Water chestnut (Trapa natans)                                  species in ballast water, shipping containers, and the pet, Second class postage paid at Poughkeepsie.The Hudson      Millions of people across several generations internalized                                                    but such solutions
  River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization whose       the importance of nature, and sensing the loss of open                      usually have only limited success and may cause more           aquaculture, and horticulture industries, and by being
  members own and operate the 106-ft. Clearwater, a full-scale replica of sloops                                                                                                                                              careful not to release our alien pets and baitfish into rivers
  that sailed the Hudson a century and more ago, carrying passengers and cargo     space and habitat, began to lament its passing.                             problems than the invasive itself. Once established,
  from port-to-port under the power of wind and tide. Postmaster: Send address                                                                                 many ecologists admit, invasive species, like diamonds,        and lakes. Through measures like these, we can help
  changes to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 112 Little Market Street,                                                                                          are forever.                                                   prevent new, unpleasant alien invasions in the future.
  Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.                                                                                                    - Andy Mele
                         Board President Anne Osborn                                                                    Executive Director
                      Executive Director Andre Mele                                                                                                                                    - Dave Conover
                         Managing Editor Chris Bowser                                                                                                                                    Former Clearwater Educator                                       - David Strayer
                 Copy Editor/Proofreader Kitty McCullough                                                                                                                                                                                                   Institute of Ecosystem Studies
                     Navigator Designer Rebecca Zilinski                           Next issue: The birth of the modern environmental                                                     Adjunct Professor, Marist College.
                              printed on recycled paper                            movement and the advent of environmental protection laws.
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THE HUDSON RIVER AS CLASSROOM:                                                                                          One Teacher’s Account                                      TRANSITIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                        Working as an

                          A Teacher’s Greatest Tool                                                                     Where do the eels in the Hudson come from? What
                                                                                                                        is a watershed? Do you know what dissolved oxygen
                                                                                                                        level means? Do you think, as I did, that brackish
                                                                                                                                                                                   AmeriCorps educator
                                                                                                                                                                                   in the Tideline
                                                                                                                                                                                   Discovery Program
            A         lthough reaching out to Hudson Valley    of regional concerns about the environment,              water means muddy or dark water? (If you did, you’re
                                                                                                                        wrong.) Do you know what a vernal pool is? Turbidity?
                                                                                                                                                                                   under Linda Richards’
                                                                                                                                                                                   supervision, I’ve been
               youth is crucial for building stewardship and   including challenges and solutions. In another
            knowledge, working with teachers is also           course, few of the SUNY New Paltz enrollees knew         Can you tell me a little about the St. Lawrence            fortunate to get a
           important, and extremely effective. Many            about the revolutionary use of reed and grass beds in    Cement Co.? Have you ever sailed on the Clearwater?        great footing in
              teachers who discover the river in Clearwater Ulster County to treat sewage without excess                      Pardon me for strutting my newfound knowledge        education. Linda has
                                                                                                                                                                                   been a wonderful
               courses go on to use our Hudson River           chemicals and operating costs before visiting the site   and experience, but I can’t help it. I think that The
                                                                                                                                                                                   mentor to me over
     curriculum in their classrooms. These educators           with their Clearwater class. Activities such as these    Hudson Connection with Clearwater is SUNY New              the past 20 months.
    build Clearwater’s outreach and academic cred-             not only inform educators, but also provide them a       Paltz’s best kept secret.                                  I’m truly lucky to
         ibility through the special “multiplier effect.”      roadmap for classroom activities, enhancing the                Led by River enthusiasts Chris Bowser and Linda      have learned from
          This adds up to more Hudson River education          multiplier effect.                                       Richards, this class brought hands-on experience and       such a great educator
          than a fleet of 100-foot sloops could deliver!            The words “multidisciplinary” and                   learning, focusing on the ecology of the Hudson, its       – and just plain cool

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brett Baumann
                Clearwater offers a range of “teacher          “interdependent” are used so often that it’s fortunate   creatures, and the surrounding area. With these two        lady!
    training” opportunities tailored to the needs of the       we have the river to refresh their meaning. The          came several guest speakers, with whom we seined,               I had an
   school or community served, including full-credit           Hudson River is living proof that diverse subjects –     learned about oxygen levels, local and invasive species,   opportunity to work
  graduate courses through local universities, district-       watersheds, geographies, ecologies, cultures – are                                                                  directly with other
                                                                                                                        toxic runoff and its implications, and much, much
  specific summer programs, and shorter in-service and intimately linked, and teachers in our training                                                                             teaching professionals during Clearwater’s teacher in-
                                                                                                                        more. We were given ideas for the classroom,
  adult education seminars                                                                         courses have                                                                    services and SUNY New Paltz Hudson River Studies
                                                                                                                        exchanged ideas of what we could do, and shared the
   through BOCES and                                                                               opportunities to                                                                course. However, I’d have to say I learned the most from
                            Chris Bowser

       other institutions.                                                                         explore linking
                                                                                                                        names of some agencies/resources that are available        the students I worked with at EMEC and in classrooms.
      Covering subjects                                                                            them in exciting     to tap when putting this into the classroom. Much of       Without knowing it, they were my immediate gauge for
     from art to zoology,                                                                          new ways.            what we experienced could be introduced into the           the effectiveness of various teaching approaches. They
     Clearwater courses                                                                            Students may         elementary and middle schools fairly easily, I think. As   were always honest, and they never held back. My
     address the needs of                                                                          begin by painting    a high school teacher, I see the possibilities of a        education in education is not over. I’m not convinced
     students of all ages,                                                                         and writing in the   Hudson study with focus on the historical and literary     that it will ever really end, and the formal part is just
       from kindergarten to                                                                        landscapes made      context of the region. And there are some good             beginning. I’m returning to school this fall to become
                                                                                                                        present day problems to research! I intend to              certified to teach biology.
        elderhostels.                                                                              famous by
                                                                                                                                                                                        I will miss working at Clearwater on a day to day
         Teachers-as-students                                                                      Hudson River         implement a Hudson River study in my classroom this
                                                                                                                                                                                   basis and I’d like to thank everyone on staff for an
        can be a tough                                                                             School artists in    year. (Of course I want a field trip to the sloop
                                                                                                                                                                                   education – in teaching and in life – sometimes beyond
        audience. They                                                                             the 19th-century,    Clearwater to cap it off!)                                 what I bargained for! THANK YOU! Each of you
        quickly see through                                                                        then move on to            We talk about meaningful and hands-on learning.      touched me in your own unique way and everyone had a
         weak methods and                                                                          discuss how the      This class provides the means to implement a great         lesson to share.
            spot inaccurate                                                                        same views can       aspect of our area—the mighty Hudson River—into                                   - Bridget Kenny,
             information. At                                                                       shape today’s land   our local schools. Let’s learn a little about our own                               YRDC AmeriCorps Educator
              the same time,                                                                       use policies. Or a   backyard.
                their                                                                              jovial session of                                                               Bridget is the latest of Clearwater’s AmeriCorps members
                                       SUNY New Paltz graduate students learn about beach seining can                                                                              since 1997. Unfortunately, nationwide funding cuts to the
                                                 physics the hard (but fun!) way.                                                -Linda J. Still
                   critical                                                                        turn into a lesson                                                              AmeriCorps program will eliminate this position at
                                                                                                                                 Summer 2003 SUNY New Paltz participant            Clearwater. To find out more, log on to
                  thinking                                                                         in global
            makes them a rewarding group to work with,         commerce and trafficking invasive species.                                                                
               and all ages have one thing in common:                Schools and institutions participating in
                Learning by doing is best for everyone!        Clearwater’s professional development programs in        Yes, I want to help Clearwater in its efforts to reclaim and protect the Hudson River.
               Veronica Rowe, a teacher in Phoenicia and       2002 – 2003 include:
               a student at SUNY New Paltz, expressed this
                                                               G State University of New York at New Paltz
              when she said, “This course proved, once                                                                      BENEFACTOR           $5,000         CONTRIBUTOR $100           NAME
             again, that ‘hands-on’ is the way to go, even     G Haldane School District

                                                               G Ulster County BOCES
                                                                                                                            SAILING MASTER $1,000               FAMILY             $50
            with adults. I have my Masters Degree and I                                                                                                                                    ADDRESS
                                                               G YRDC AmeriCorps
                                                                                                                            MARINER                $500         INDIVIDUAL         $35
            can honestly say this is the best class I’ve
                 ever taken.”                                  G Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum                               SPONSOR                $200         LIM. INCOME        $15
                           Clearwater courses strive to bring  G National Marine Educators Association

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         Fall 2003                                                                                SAILING SCHEDULE *

                                                        1   YONKERS/CITY PIER                          15 ALPINE BOAT BASIN
                                                            (9-12) & (1-4) Foxfire School                 (9-12) & (1-4) Cavallini Middle School

                                                        2   HAVERSTRAW MARINA                          16 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                            (AM/PM)       (TRANSIT)                       (9-12) & (1-4) Ethical Culture Fieldston

                                                        3   POUGHKEEPSIE/WARYAS PARK                   17 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                            (AM/PM) Pumpkin Fest! (School Groups)         (9-12) Beacon; (1-4) Oak Knoll School

                                                        4 KINGSTON/H.R.M. MUSEUM DOCK                  18 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                            (10-1) & (2-5) MEMBER SAIL                    (10-1) Rockland Friends of Clearwater
                                                                                                          (2-5) All Saints Church
                                                        5   POUGHKEEPSIE/WARYAS PARK
                                                            (10-1) Vassar College Env’l Studies        19 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                            (2-5) Marist College-Dean’s Circle            (10-1) Brooklyn Friends of Clearwater
                                                                                                          (3-6) MEMBER SAIL
                                                        6   POUGHKEEPSIE/WARYAS PARK
Steve Stanne
                                                            (9) Volunteers; (AM/PM) MAINT              20 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                                                                          (9) Volunteers; (AM/PM) Maintenance
                                                        7   POUGHKEEPSIE/WARYAS PARK
                                                            (9-12) Po’keepsie HS                       21 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                            (1-4) Katonah ES                              (9-12) North Shore HS
                                                                                                          (1-4) Mary McDowell School
               September                                8   POUGHKEEPSIE/WARYAS PARK
                                                            (9-12) Katonah ES; (PM) (TRANSIT)          22 LIBERTY STATE PARK/SOUTH DOCK
               25 YONKERS/CITY PIER                         (1-5) USMA/West Point                         (9-12) & (1-4) Sacred Heart School
                   (9-12) The Masters School
                  (PM) TRANSIT                          9   WEST POINT/SOUTH DOCK                      23 LIBERTY STATE PARK/SOUTH DOCK
                                                                                                          (9-12) TBA; (1-4) Juvenile Supervis. Prog
                                                            (9-12) & (1-4) TBA
               26 NYC/79th Street Boat Basin                                                           24 LIBERTY STATE PARK/SO. DOCK
                  (9-12) Brooklyn Friends School        10 WEST POINT/SOUTH DOCK
                                                                                                          (9-12) & (1-4) Suffern Middle School
                  (1-4) NYS Attorney General’s Office       (AM) CLOSED; (1-4) Garrison UFS
                                                                                                       25 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                        11 PEEKSKILL/CHARLES POINT DOCK                   (10-3) Rudolf Steiner School
               27 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN                (10-3) Kohlberg Foundation
                  (10-1) TBA; (2-5) TBA
                                                                                                       26 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN
                                                        12 HAVERSTRAW MARINA                              (10-1)TBA; (3-6) MEMBER SAIL
               28 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN                (10-1) ARC of Rockland
                  (9) Volunteers; (AM/PM) MAINT             (2-5) City Cong. for Humanist Judaism      27 YONKERS/CITY PIER
                                                                                                          (9) Volunteers; (AM/PM) Maintenance
               29 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN            13 YONKERS
                  (9-12) Grace Church School                (9) Volunteers; (AM/PM) Maintenance        28-29 YONKERS/CITY PIER
                  (1-4) United Nations School                                                             (9-12) & (1-4) William B. Ward School
                                                        14 ALPINE BOAT BASIN
               30 NYC/79TH STREET BOAT BASIN                (9-12) Cavallini Middle School             30 ALPINE BOAT BASIN
                  (9-12) & (1-4) Bank Street School         (1-4) Hoboken Charter School                  (9-12) & (1-4) Saint John’s Academy

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