NEW JERSEY FRIENDS OF CLEARWATER
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater (NJFC) is a grass roots organization, fully non-profit, volunteer-run and staffed. Since 1974, this organization has been actively educating children and adults on the importance of clean, clear water and to urge citizens to be responsible custodians of our domain: the estuaries of the Raritan, Passaic, Hudson, Delaware, and other NJ Rivers; the Jersey Shore coastline and its inland waterways; and the land of New Jersey.
40 years ago, Pete Seeger realized a dream by getting the 106' Sloop Clearwater launched and spreading the word for a cleaner environment by word, music and action. A seed from that endeavor took root in the form of Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater when popular folksinger Bob Killian brought the idea to Monmouth County in 1974. NJFC will always continue its close affiliation with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., as a Clearwater Sloop Club. Our new name, New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, reflects our goals, growth and outreach in this new Millennium.
Our credo: It is the aim of New Jersey Friends of Clearwater that each member in their own way touch the people immediately surrounding them and in their community, and by word or deed convey the importance of conservation and reparation of the earth.
Thankfully, as in the past, all of our artists volunteered their talent and time--True Friends of Clearwater. They work very hard, travel long distances, and have responsibilities beyond Clearwater. They even performed a Benefit Concert for us in July. However, like the proverbial water carriers, we can't continually go to that well or it will dry up.
The good news: We have made many changes and updated the festival to reduce costs drastically. We have cut back on tents, chairs, tables, & amenities and ask the festival-goers to bring their own chair and blankets.
We hope you'll join us in making the 39th annual NJ Friends of Clearwater Festival possible and a huge success. Make a donation of your money and time.
You can donate in a number of ways:
1. Click the PayPal "Donate" Button and pay by using your Paypal account or any of the listed credit cards.
2. Use our Mailing address: Urgent Festival Appeal, c/o NJ Friends of Clearwater, P.O. Box 303, Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701
We are a 501(C)3 Charity. All donations are tax-exempt. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you on August 11th.
THANK YOU ALL!16 Sep 2014 by Ed Dlugosz, President NJFC
39th Annual Clearwater Festival
Tribute to Pete Seeger
Thank You to Festival:
City of Long Branch
and especially our
Festival Musicians & Stage Managers
Pete Seeger Volunteer of the Year:
Our Youth Volunteer Awardees:
Tireless Festival Committee Members
NJFC Environmental Achievement Awardee:
Climatologist Dr. Jan W. Dash, PhD
for his unselfish dedication to our planet &
expert support to NJFC