|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University Center: Summers Auditorium
Swain braved whitewater, sewage, snapping turtles, hydroelectric dams, homeland
security patrols, factory outfalls, and PCB contamination to become the first
person to swim the entire length of the Hudson River from the Adirondack
Mountains to New York City.
Swain's experience links together stories of the river, which begins in wilderness and ends in one of the nation's densest population centers. We meet heroes who are fighting to protect the Hudson against a range of threats from industry, inept regulatory agencies, and public indifference. We also see how ordinary citizens can and do make a difference through choices they make effecting the environment, and by joining together around a common cause.