Considering the amount of invasive species I grew up learning about in the Hudson Valley and the new ones I am being introduced to in central Ohio, this Order from the Obama administration is great to see. Hopefully it is not immediately struck down with the incoming Trump administration and right-controlled House and Senate… In… Continue reading Reblog: New Federal Executive Order doubles down on invasive species
And almost exactly a month after I published Boat Dreams, I HAVE A BOAT! She’s a 1988 C&C 24 and there’s definitely some work to do: Turns out boat dreams do come true.
I’ve left the Hudson and while I miss her twists and turns and bays full of boats, I’ve settled along the banks of a new river. The Kokosing River runs 57 miles long and her watershed extends hundreds more. She lazily floats by my college, barely deep enough to reach your knees. As you head northeast,… Continue reading Life Along the Kokosing
My cabin has been packed into the trunk of my car. Currently, I’m in my bunk being rocked to sleep by the waves and creaking of the dock lines. At 0500 tomorrow I’ll be driving the 8-9 hours from Croton to Gambier (from the Hudson to the Kokosing). Although the river I’ll be near for… Continue reading Fond Farewell: Leaving the Hudson, Heading to Ohio
At 0700 hours I boarded the Fletcher at Westerly Marina in Ossining, New York. We fueled up, loaded the sampling bottles, and cast off for the city. I was at the helm, Carol was prepping her sampling supplies, and John started to catch up on emails and phone calls. For the first twenty miles we didn’t have… Continue reading Riverkeeper Boat Log: Water Sampling Patrol from Ossining to Brooklyn
August 15th has come and gone and the DEC’s proposed hydrilla treatment on the Croton River has still not happened. The village has promised to issue the DEC a permit for the treatment under the conditions that they move the treatment site further from the aquifer that supplies drinking water to NYC. The DEC is pushing back and… Continue reading DEC Hydrilla Project Update: Croton River Treatment Postponed & Deemed Likely to Fail
I got lucky in the lottery of life and have always had boats to sail, drive, and sleep on. As I get older and start to realize that I won’t always be living under my parents roof and budget, I’ve started to dream of my own sailboat. She’s a very light blue – slightly closer… Continue reading Boat Dreams