[NYCkayaker] Clearwater Festival this Weekend!
Thu Jun 13 10:05:27 EDT 2013
Yeah that's what we used to do. Obviously you don't want to answer the
actual question, which is fine.
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Erik Baard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Clarification: This is a HarborLAB program under the Working Waterfront at
> Clearwater. Downtown Boathouse isn't at Clearwater. I was just gratefully
> acknowledging that the "walk-up paddling" program model was pioneered by
> that organization in the NYC area. Again, this is a HarborLAB program at
> Clearwater, as part of the Working Waterfront.
> Okay, that aside, HarborLAB patiently worked through communications with
> Clearwater and we arrived at very good terms. I can understand paddlers'
> frustrations from earlier years, but also why it wasn't an easy
> administrative fit -- while paddlers are providing a service, they aren't
> volunteers under direct control of the Festival, who can be reassigned at
> will. Also, we arrive with our own insurance specific to outdoor
> recreation, distinct from the policy covering performers and Festival
> volunteers. For these reasons, we're not under the standard Clearwater
> umbrella. I won't bore the list with details, but both sides have the best
> of intentions and shared goals, and just had to figure out new
> arrangements. Also, I'm very committed to the event for the benefits it can
> bring the paddling provider: a great weekend for our volunteers, networking
> with environmentalists and educators, and a chance to meet potential
> sponsors. When I operated day-to-day programs at the LIC Community
> Boathouse we also assisted the paddling program, and brought inner city
> kids up through Variety Boys and Girls Club. They had a blast, making the
> investment even more worthwhile.
> So, to sum up, HarborLAB looks forward to providing this service annually
> and we're very happy with current terms. Happier still to be working in
> harmony with Pete Seeger's and Clearwater's mission for the weekend and
> Best regards,
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Gordon, Peter <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi Erik,
>> I was curious about the kayaking with DTBH at Clearwater, since Yonkers
>> YPRC provided this for many years until a couple of years ago. The reason
>> YPRC pulled out, I believe, was because Clearwater insisted that we be
>> treated as "Vendors", as if we were selling stuff. So, despite having a
>> full crew work the weekend full time, driving SOT kayaks up and ensuring
>> the smooth running of the event for festival goers --free of charge, we
>> were also expected to pay the festival organizers for the privilege! I
>> wonder if DTBH has to pay them to provide this service too, or if they got
>> a better deal.
>> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Erik Baard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Good morning!
>>> Just a friendly reminder that the Clearwater
>>> Festival<http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/>is this weekend, and the
>>> weather looks perfect for it! It's just a
>>> convenient hop on a MetroNorth train to a beautiful, green setting where
>>> the water's cleaner! Plus it's for a truly worthy environmental cause.
>>> Whether you'd have fun volunteering with HarborLAB to provide free
>>> and canoeing (walk-up model established by the Downtown Boathouse) or
>>> simply enjoying the music, art, food, education, and camaraderie as an
>>> attendee, come on up! It's a great way to celebrate the Hudson River and
>>> its many communities, and a happy expression of gratitude and support to
>>> the organization and Pete Seeger personally for pioneering so much of our
>>> regional waterways' revival.
>>> If you plan to volunteer with HarborLAB (sign in table, beach, or on the
>>> water), contact me back channel about admission specials and scheduling.
>>> Here's the HarborLAB event invitation on
>>> Best regards,
>>> Erik Baard
>>> The 2011 Greenest New
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>>> Founder, HarborLAB
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> Erik Baard
> The 2011 Greenest New Yorker<http://thebeat.iloveny.com/i-love-new-york-announces-the-2011-greenest-nyer-3604.html>
> LEARNING ADVENTURE BOATING!
> Founder, HarborLAB
> FREE APPLE TREES!
> Founder, Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration
> FREE KAYAKING!
> Founder, LIC Community Boathouse
> Your Urban Wilderness Community:
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