I've known Chris for many years; we've waged similar battles with governmental bodies that at best give lip service to the environment, historical preservation, and other important and related issues. His letter is worth reading; please take the time to do so. Maria
To the Editor:
On September 6 I had the pleasure and satisfaction of presenting a Hudson River Program at the Croton Yacht Club’s annual Hudson River Day (Editor's note: click on the photo). I was there last year, too, and came away impressed both times. The club members work hard for weeks to prepare the site and arrange for programs from many organizations that pertain to the Hudson. Then they work hard for weeks more to put everything away, all for one gala day of welcoming the public to share the waterfront.
The food is good, the spirit bright, and despite savage line squalls late in the afternoon the hundreds who came seemed to have a wonderful time. My special joy came from the pleasure we gave to families, many with young children with wide eyes.
I have been a river teacher for more than four decades and have presented waterfront programs in dozens of towns from Troy to the Battery. What happens here on this special day is unique on the Hudson Estuary: A Community Center cum Waterfront Park with a warm welcome for all. Be proud Croton!
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