2022 Watershed WaveMaker: Marist College Environmental Science and Policy Department

Join us in celebrating the Marist College Environmental Science Department at the Toast to the Tribs on June 8! Tickets and more info here.

The Marist College Environmental Science and Policy Department, led by Dr. Zion Klos and Dr. Richard Feldman, uses the Hudson River watershed to educate and inspire. They provide students with skillsets and real-world experiences to solve local environmental issues, using watersheds as living classrooms. Much of their work has focused on the Fall Kill and Wappinger Creek, including projects on trash hotspots and clean-ups, microplastics, septic systems and nutrient pollution, invasive species, and flooding. The Environmental Science Department teaches students to communicate science and work with local partners, including the Fall Kill Watershed Coalition, CommunityMatters2, Scenic Hudson, the City of Poughkeepsie, and others. These mutually supportive collaborations provide students with valuable experience and provide local partners with capacity and support.