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Meet Riverkeeper’s 2020 Fishermen’s Ball Honorees
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Riverkeeper for a very special virtual event to meet the Riverkeeper 2020 Fishermen’s Ball honorees and learn about their work to stop toxic PFAS pollution in our waterways here in the Hudson Valley and across the country.
This online event (via Zoom) will feature our 2020 Big Fish honoree, Rob Bilott, the lawyer who brought DuPont to account for knowingly contaminating the water with toxic pollutants in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Representing the Newburgh Clean Water Project – this year’s Hudson Hero honoree – will be Ophra Wolf, to discuss how the group has worked locally to activate the Newburgh community to battle similar chemical contamination in the City’s drinking water supply.
During the evening, Riverkeeper’s President Paul Gallay will speak with Rob and Ophra about the battle to expose the pollution of Forever Chemicals in our waterways and how to stop them from getting into our water supplies and our bodies. We’re also pleased to announce that Mark Ruffalo, who played Rob Bilott in the major motion picture Dark Waters, will join us for a cameo appearance during the event. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.