Hudson River Education and Advocacy
The Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance (SCWA) is a community action group committed to promoting environmental awareness, partnerships and practices that restore and preserve the health of the Sparkill Creek, from its headwaters on Clausland Mountain to its confluence with the Hudson River in the Piermont Marsh.
The SCWA was founded in response to a student’s Strawtown Studio creek experience.
InHabit Art: A Nature-Discovery Art Program, 2021
with the Haverstraw Center and MLK Multi-Purpose Center, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
In 2015, a desalination plan proposed for Haverstraw Bay was defeated after a 9 year citizen-led effort of the Rockland Water Coalition, in partnership with many environmental organizations and community groups. Strawtown Director Laurie Seeman is a co-leader of the Rockland Water Coalition.
Species of Haverstraw Bay
“Success in the natural world is when life continues for 10,000 generations, which presents a problem for us because we cannot take care of those generations, but we can take care of the place, and the place will make sure that life continues” – Jeanine Benyus, Founder of Bio-mimicry