NYS DEC 50th Anniversary
Exhibit in honor of 50th Anniversary added to Rescuing the River exhibit at Hudson River Maritime Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Cline
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KINGSTON, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was signed into legislation and opened in 1970. In honor of the 50th Anniversary the Hudson River Maritime Museum has partnered with the NYS DEC to create an exhibit outlining the 50 year history. The new panels, designed and generously funded by the NYS DEC, add to the museum’s exhibit Rescuing the River: 50 Years of Environmental Activism on the Hudson.
“It is an excellent encapsulation of the formation of the department and many of its important milestones and accomplishments. It is also an outstanding companion to our current exhibit “Rescuing the River,” which highlights the growth of an environmental consciousness in the Hudson River Valley and chronicles the rise of organizations dedicated to environmental stewardship, notably Scenic Hudson, Clearwater, Riverkeeper and of course DEC. We are honored to add this exhibit to our current program to help celebrate the Department’s anniversary and to offer a fuller explanation of its role in advancing the conservation and protection of the river and its adjacent lands,” said Mark Peckham, Museum Trustee and Exhibits Committee Chair.
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