Vets-On-Water Kayak Trip To Launch On June 12

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February 25, 2020
The Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVCVR) is taking a little trip! Led by two HVCVR board members, the group is expected to expand as all organizations and individuals are invited to join on the river, fly their banners, share their mission, support HVCVR, and show our Veterans the many assets available to them!

Depending on weather and water level conditions, the group will Kayak from either Lake Tear of the Clouds (identifies as the source of the Hudson River) or backpack until they hit the first navigable waterway, beginning on June 12.

The trip will conclude in Manhattan with a visit to Ground Zero, totalling approximately 315 miles upon conclusion. The goal is to cover 22 miles a day, but this will vary at certain stretches due to hazards, weather, tides, and geographic challenges.

The mission of this trip is twofold: first to bring awareness to the needs of our Veteran community, alternative therapeutic programs that help battle the fight against Veteran/active duty suicide, and mental health challenges and homelessness. Second, to help the HVCVR raise desperately needed funding to continue its programs by finding a permanent location that includes office space, classrooms, and workshop areas. While the HVCVR is extremely fortunate to have its current location, they have outgrown it and is unable to serve all that are seeking services.

The HVCVR hopes that many kayakers will join in on this adventure and help share its message of awareness! To learn more about the HVCVR, please visit or
Kevin Keaveny, President