WaveMaker Awards Benefit

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
6:00-8:30 PM
The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9W, Marlboro, NY

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance held our annual celebration of the Watershed WaveMaker awardees and the outstanding efforts of all watershed volunteers.

The event started at 6 pm, with hot and cold appetizers, a cash bar, live music, and opportunities to connect with attendees on the deck overlooking the waterfalls of the Lattintown Creek. The awards ceremony ran from 6:45-7:45 pm, and included a presentation of the Watershed WaveMaker awards and panel discussion with this year’s awardees: Sergei Krasikov, John Ladd, Rockland Conservation & Service Corps, and Arm of the Sea Theater. At 7:45 pm, we had another set of live music and more time for networking. The event featured live music from North Country Hollow, a bluegrass and folk trio.

The WaveMaker Awards Benefit is an opportunity to celebrate our WaveMaker awardees, the vast network of rivers and streams that flow to the Hudson River, and the communities that work to protect them. These rivers, streams, and communities are all part of the Hudson River watershed. The benefit helps raise critical funds for the Hudson River Watershed Alliance to continue to unite and empower communities to protect our shared waters. We’re also looking forward to celebrating the opening of our organization’s first office and meeting space in Kingston.

Congratulations to the 2024 Watershed WaveMakers!

Each year, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance recognizes awardees from a variety of backgrounds to represent the diversity of watershed work in the region. This year, we’re honoring the work of:

Sergei Krasikov from Beacon: in recognition of Sergei’s leadership in creating an emerging watershed group, the Fishkill Creek Watershed Alliance, inclusive approach to organizing and sharing information, and volunteer work in Beacon.

John Ladd from Ossining: in recognition of John’s mentorship of Ossining High School students through the science research program, volunteer work with the Town of Ossining Environmental Advisory Committee, and use of mapping tools to better understand and protect our waters.

Rockland Conservation & Service Corps from Rockland County: in recognition of the program’s unique approach to providing opportunities for young people to gain experience in the environmental field and make meaningful contributions to improve the Hudson River and its watershed.

Arm of the Sea Theater from Saugerties: in recognition of innovative watershed storytelling, especially to engage diverse audiences and share science in creative and accessible ways, along with their new Tidewater Center on the Esopus Creek.

Check out more photos from the event on our Flikr photo album here.
All photos by Ava Battinelli.

Sponsor the WaveMaker Awards Benefit

This event is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors. Your sponsorship helps fund the program and enables more of our hard-working volunteers to attend and be recognized. More broadly, your support allows us to provide more direct assistance to watershed groups, convene communities to support flood resilience, develop innovative educational programming, and equip our new watershed workspace in Kingston. Learn more about the work of the Hudson River Watershed Alliance through our 2023 Annual Report.

More information on sponsorship opportunities is available here.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Watershed Sponsors

River Sponsor
Anne & Fred Osborn III / The EASTER Foundation

Creek Sponsors
Fuss & O’Neill
Gordon & Svenson LLP
Hudson Valley Credit Union
Nuvance Health
Restaino Design Landscape Architecture, PC
SLR Consulting

Stream Sponsors
Delaware Engineering, DPC
Stewart’s Shops
Ulster Savings Bank

Brook Sponsors
Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Common Ground Consulting, LLC
Insite Engineering, Surveying, & Landscape Architecture, P.C.
Sawyer Savings
Scenic Hudson
Strong Outcomes, LLC
Wallkill River Watershed Alliance
Fran Dunwell
Russell Urban-Mead

If you are not able to attend the WaveMaker Awards Benefit, you can support the Hudson River Watershed Alliance by donating on our secure website here