A series of short films produced by environmentalist, adventurer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will highlight the growing threats to the river environment and the local towns. The films will feature segments on the transportation of crude oil by rail along the river, the PCB’s still remaining after the required cleanup from General Electric, the shutdown of the aging Indian Point nuclear plant, pipelines, and the proposed barge anchorage sites. The 45-minute presentation “The Hudson: A River at Risk” will take place February 16 at historic St. James’ Chapel, 10 East Market Street, Hyde Park (across for the Post Office) at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Fireside Chat series sponsored by St. James’ Church. Immediately following the screening, filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, Jeremy Cherson from Riverkeeper and David Ray, Town Councilman from Hyde Park will discuss the implications of these projects. Read more.