Hastings-on-Hudson to screen “The Hudson, A River at Risk” with discussion

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Friday, March 24th, 6:30pm–9pm
James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street
Screening begins at 7pm; Come at 6:30 to browse materials on environmental issues and chat with fellow residents.

Following the screening, join a community conversation on environmental stewardship with a panel discussionand Q&A, featuring representatives from Hudson Valley organizations including Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeperalong with other guests.

To learn more about the film: http://www.hudsonriveratrisk.com

The Panel:

Jon Bowermaster, President, Oceans 8 Films and One Ocean Media Foundation
Online bio: http://www.jonbowermaster.com/about.php

Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than fifteen documentary films.

Erin Doran, Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper
Online bio: https://www.riverkeeper.org/about-us/our-team/erin-doran/

Erin joined Riverkeeper as a staff attorney in 2016 after five years of representing non-profit organizations and community associations as an attorney with Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her experience also includes evaluating and commenting on environmental permits, analyzing the implementation of environmental laws, and developing educational trainings for local watershed advocates.

Audrey Friedrichsen, Land Use and Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Scenic Hudson
Online bio: http://www.scenichudson.org/aboutus/staff/bios/friedrichsen

A Hudson Valley native, Audrey Friedrichsen studied biology at Cornell University before earning her J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace Law School. She returned to Pace for a Master of Laws in Environmental Law, with a track in Land Use and Sustainable Development, in 2014. Before joining Scenic Hudson, she was in private practice for 10 years, where she practiced land use, zoning, planning, municipal and environmental law.

Paul Harris, President, Paul Harris Development

Paul Harris works with The Carbon Underground to promote Regenerative Agriculture. He has also worked on energy projects, such as power plants, LNG terminals and natural gas pipelines for clients in the US, Canada and France, for over 30 years.  He is on the Board of Raey Hiwot, an organization that helps girls in rural Ethiopia stay in school, and has lived in Hastings since 1989 with Susan Harris, who co-leads the Hastings Vine Squad.

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