While the Hudson River is visibly cleaner than it was fifty years ago, fifty-year-old problems remain, while new problems continue to emerge. We must continue to demand justice and restoration of habitats that remain contaminated by PCB’s, while confronting new threats posed by climate change and sea-level rise, decommissioning of nuclear power plants, and transitioning to sustainable energy infrastructure.

Speaker Greg Williams spent his childhood sailing on the Hudson, swimming in the Croton River, and going to Clearwater Revival on Croton Point. After preparing for public service with a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College, Greg spent three years helping whistleblowers and researching waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending. After returning to graduate school to study organizational behavior, Greg has spent twenty-five years helping organizations of all sizes build strong cultures, and overcome challenges. He now serves as Executive Director for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.