As a way to encourage a water-related discussion throughout the Hudson River Watershed, we hold periodic speaker series events, our Watershed Speaker Series.  The purpose of these events is to provide a forum for speakers to present on water-related activities, scientific data, and research and tools throughout the Hudson River Basin. The speakers are intended to inform our watershed constituency on activities, tools and scientific data and research that are of interest.  These events also represent a capacity-building opportunity for watershed groups in our Alliance, to learn something that they can take back to their watersheds.  Currently, we have a long-running Watershed Speaker Series in the Mid-Hudson Region, an event that is known as 'The Omelet.'  In 2015, we launched a new Upper Hudson Speaker Series that took place in the City of Troy.  in 2016, we launched a new Lower Hudson Speaker Series, the first at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak and the second in Rockland County.  We be holding more of the Watershed Speaker Series in 2017 in the Upper Hudson and Lower Hudson Regions.


Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series (or 'The Omelet') - Ongoing

The Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series or 'The Omelet' meets the second Thursday of every month (excluding summer months) from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the Plaza Diner (Shop & Stop Plaza) in New Paltz, with a $4 minimum food/beverage purchase. To be added to the email list for the Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series, send an email to:  This information is also included in our monthly Watershed Digest, which you can sign up for here.

Upcoming 2017 dates for the Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series: October 12th, November 9th and December 14th.

 Winter Bad Weather Policy: The Mid-Hudson Watershed Speaker Series is cancelled only if the New Paltz Central School District (the nearest school district to the diner) has either a weather delay or cancellation. Please listen to the radio, call the school district, or visit to learn of delays or cancellations.  


Upper and Lower Hudson Watershed Speaker Series - 2017

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will be hosting periodic Upper Hudson and Lower Hudson Watershed Speaker Series in 2017. The best way to stay informed about these events is by signing up for our mailing list - please sign up here.  Check back later to see upcoming Lower Hudson and Upper Hudson Speaker Series dates this fall.


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