Join us on January 15th, 7 PM at Lost Weekend NYC for campaign updates & annual planning.

Location: Lost Weekend NYC 45 Orchard Street Time: 7 PM

This month we will kick of the 2014 chapter meetings with a guest presentation from Rob Buchanan. With the ramp up of our own water quality testing program ongoing, we are bringing in a local expert to speak about his own work to help monitor water quality around the city. Join us to listen, learn, discuss and kick off the new year.

Guest speaker

Rob Buchanan, Village Community Boathouse.

Rob Buchanan is an assistant professor at Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal arts arm of The New School, where he teaches journalism and environmental studies. He is a co-founder and board member of the Village Community Boathouse, on Pier 40 in Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, and a co-founder and steering committee member of the New York City Water Trail Association.  Last winter he served as a member of the Maritime, Infrastructure and Permitting subcommittee of the Mayor’s Waterfront Advisory Board. Working with local schools and businesses, he recently began a community rowing and boatbuilding program on Wallabout Channel in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a few blocks from the Navy Yard.

See the Water Trail Association’s Water Quality Map.

Meeting agenda

• Introduction

• Update on existing work

• Guest speaker

• Update on upcoming things and how to get involved

• Open forum

• New member signup and wrap-up

As always, bring your own reusable cup for refreshments!