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Croton Yacht Club - Environmental Education Seminars & Boating Education Class
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

The Croton Yacht Club at 6 Elliott Way in Croton-on-Hudson will be hosting its annual environmental education seminars on Friday, March 10th and Friday, April 7th starting at 7:30 PM. These events are free of charge and open to the public. Please come out and join us in an evening guaranteed to be both educational and entertaining.

March 10th “Croton River to Croton Point – A Hudson River Microcosm”
Scott Craven will be discussing the history and ecological importance of the local Hudson River watershed from the Croton River to Croton Point and explain how this microcosm is representative of the greatest river in the world. This subject was Scott’s Master’s Degree thesis at Western Connecticut University. ~Scott has lived along the banks of the Hudson River his entire life and is a boater, avid fly fisherman, hiker and historian. Scott has captivated audiences with his presentation on “Lighthouses Along the Hudson” and we are privileged to have him share his extensive knowledge and understanding of the Hudson River with you all.

April 7th “The Great Hudson River Striped Bass Fishery”
Captain John Matthews of Halfmoon Charters will present a candid discussion of the Hudson River Striped Bass fishery. Captain John will discuss the remarkable story of the recovery of the Hudson River striped bass population which was long ago devastated by pollution and over-fishing. John has lived on or close to the shores of the Hudson his entire life. He has past experience working with commercial fishermen on the Hudson and is currently a licensed captain and fishes both the Hudson and the Sound for striped bass and other game fish. John will share his experience as a technician for Texas Instruments, who managed a striped bass tagging and restocking program in the 1980’s and 1990’s. He will also share tips on where, when and how to fish for striped bass on the Hudson and will share tips and techniques to improve your success. Even the most experienced striped bass fishermen will surely learn something from this insightful seminar. If you ever wanted to learn how to catch a trophy striped bass, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best.

March 26th – NYS Boating Education Classes
The Croton Yacht Club will again be sponsoring a New York State Boating Safety course on Sunday March 26th from 9 AM to 5PM. This certificate is required for anyone operating a PWC-Jet ski in the state of New York and boaters entering New Jersey or Connecticut waters. Students must be a minimum of 10 years of age. The course fee is $60 per person and pre-registration is required through http://nyboatingsafety.com/nyboatingcoursedates/march26thcrotonhudson.html. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be issued a~New York State Safe Boater Certificate. This New York State Parks & Recreation course is approved by NASBLA~(National Association of State Boating Law Administrators). If you are over 18 you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate. All Instructors~are New York State and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certified.