Joined Together in the Mission of Charity

For 2022, a pledge to help save the Hudson River

Accompanying GSR correspondent Chris Herlinger on a trip on the Hudson River in mid-November was Sister of Charity Carol De Angelo, right, and John Lipscomb. Photo by Chris Herlinger, Global Sisters Report

The Hudson River Valley is a mostly serene landscape that those not familiar with New York may be surprised to learn is not far at all from the often-riotous life of New York City: You can be in the river valley in less than a half hour by train.

I was determined to experience the waterway itself — that huge, 300-mile expanse that flows from the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York state all the way south to New York Harbor, eventually connecting with the Atlantic Ocean.

In mid-November, I got my wish, joining Sister of Charity Carol De Angelo and John Lipscomb, a boat captain and the vice president of advocacy for the environmental watchdog group Riverkeeper, on a three-hour afternoon trip exploring areas not far from Ossining, about 40 miles north of the city.

Read full story by Chris Herlinger in Global Sisters Report

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