The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce Jon Bowermaster will be honored with the prestigious Roger W. Mabie award at the 2018 Pilot Gala held on Sunday, September 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
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. Oceans 8 Films and the One Ocean Media Foundation originated in the Hudson Valley and the river and its beauty have been a backdrop of and inspiration to much of Jon’s work over the years. It is an environment to both be celebrated, and protected. Both films River at Risk and Hope on the Hudson were created to draw attention to some of the ongoing environmental concerns, including bomb trains loaded with crude oil coursing along its banks, the continued pollution by PCBs going back to the 1940s, the serious debate over the future of the nuclear power plant at Indian Point as well as the people who are working to preserve the River’s rich ecology and history.
“We are thrilled to honor Jon Bowermaster at our Pilot Gala,” says Lisa Cline, Executive Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. “We are all so fortunate that Jon, an internationally known documentarian, has focused his lens on our corner of the world, bringing attention to this region’s beauty, the risks we face and the work that is being done to preserve our Hudson River Valley.”
The Roger W. Mabie Award, named after founding father and former president Roger Mabie, was created to honor annually individuals who exemplify service to the Hudson Valley and its history.
To attend this fundraiser for the Hudson River Maritime Museum and to honor the important work of Jon Bowermaster, please RSVP at www.hrmm.org/pilot-gala.
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