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Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Riverkeeper – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Riverkeeper

Location: Ossining, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Jeremy Cherson, 2015

Organization description:

Our Mission: To protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Our Vision: The Hudson River and the NYC Watershed are healthy ecosystems teeming with life. Residents and visitors care for and help protect these ecosystems, which provide safe drinking water and abundant opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and other recreational activities.

Our Story: We began as the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and, nearly 50 years later, we are New York’s clean water advocate, having helped set worldwide standards for waterway and watershed protection and serving as the model for more than 190 Keeper programs around the globe.

Our Methods: Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River. We have investigated and brought to justice hundreds of environmental lawbreakers as we protect and restore the Hudson River, safeguard New York’s drinking water, and fight to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant with safe renewable energy.

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