Bard named 'WaveMaker' by water conservation group
The Daily Freeman is reporting the Hudson River Watershed Alliance has named Bard College its 2017 Watershed WaveMaker for working to protect, conserve, and restore Hudson River water resources. The alliance cited Bard for its commitment to launching and organizing the Saw Kill Watershed Community to draw attention and awareness to protection of the Saw Kill, the use of the Bard Water Lab to improve understanding of regional water quality issues, implementation of the Hudson River Subwatershed and Tributary Research Network, and the academic excellence demonstrated in the college’s Environmental and Urban Studies Program and Center for Environmental Policy. Bard was the recipient in the institution/government category. The Alliance also honored Michael Hickey, the man who uncovered the PFOA contamination in the village of Hoosick Falls.