The Hudson River Maritime Museum is excited to announce that the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVCVR) is taking a little trip! Led by two HVCVR board members, the group is expected to expand as all organizations and individuals are invited to join on the river, fly their banners, share their mission, support HVCVR, and show Veterans the many assets available to them!
Depending on weather and water level conditions, the group will Kayak from either Lake Tear of the Clouds (identifies as the source of the Hudson River) or backpack until they hit the first navigable waterway, beginning on June 12.
The trip will conclude in Manhattan with a visit to Ground Zero, totaling approximately 315 miles upon conclusion. The goal is to cover 22 miles a day, but this will vary at certain stretches due to hazards, weather, tides, and geographic challenges.
The mission of this trip is twofold: first to bring awareness to the needs of the Veteran community, alternative therapeutic programs that help battle the fight against Veteran/active duty suicide, and mental health challenges and homelessness. Second, to help the HVCVR raise desperately needed funding to continue their programs by finding a permanent location that includes office space, classrooms, and workshop areas.
HRMM and the HVCVR hope that many kayakers will join in on this adventure and help share this message of awareness! To learn more about the HVCVR, please visit hvcvr.org or Facebook.com/HVCVR.
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Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
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