NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation titled “Plastics: Damning the Delaware” by Beyond Plastics volunteer and Sullivan County resident Rebekah Creshkoff on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY with a Zoom option.
A wordsmith who served time as a communicator in the corporate world, Rebekah Creshkoff is an environmentalist and “wannabe” naturalist who works at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market and performs with the Farm Arts Collective and Delaware Valley Opera. She is a longtime student and assistant teacher of tai chi, who is happiest when she’s outdoors.
Creshkoff began checking glass-clad buildings in lower Manhattan in 1997 for bird collisions. The effort was adopted by NYC Audubon and is now known as Project Safe Flight. A vegetarian for ethical reasons since age 10 and full vegan since 2019 to reduce her carbon footprint, Judith Enck’s Beyond Plastic Pollution class inspired her to become an anti-plastics warrior.
Launched in January 2019, Beyond Plastics is a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Vermont that pairs the wisdom and experience of environmental policy experts with the energy and creativity of grassroots advocates to build a vibrant and effective movement to end plastic pollution. That expertise is used to build a well-informed, effective movement seeking to achieve the institutional, economic, and societal changes needed to accomplish that mission.
The UDC monthly meeting to follow will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.
All UDC meetings are open to the public. For further information on how to participate via a Zoom option, call (845) 252-3022 or email email@example.com.
Please check www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or UDC social media pages for any meeting updates.