The Rockland’s Got Talent Revue, a seriously fun, family-friendly fundraiser to benefit the Rockland Water Coalition, is being held September 29 at the Nyack Center in Nyack, 58 Depew Ave. The event features a Meet, Greet and Eat dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by The Really Big Show at 7:30 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held at 9 p.m. The coalition has been leading the fight against desalination in Rockland. In 2013 the coalition raised awareness of the desalination issue and funds through “Water Week in Rockland Restaurants” and in 2014 via House Party 4 Water with Tom Chapin, David Amram and Jeremy Wall.
“We need to raise money to continue paying water experts to help us permanently end the desalination proposal in Rockland, the wrong thing to do in these days of climate change,” explains event coordinator Jacqui Drechsler. “Come to our fundraiser and make a difference. Support our local performers and the Rockland Water Coalition at the same time. As Pete Seeger said, ‘participation—that’s what’s gonna save the human race.’”
The Rockland Water Coalition is a partnership of many of environmental and civic groups. It was formed to take a critical look at the impacts of Suez/United Water’s proposal to build a desalination plant on the Hudson River and to advocate for sustainable water management policies in Rockland County and throughout the Hudson Valley.