Conover had been education director
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater appointed its education director, Dave Conover, as interim executive director while the Beacon non-profit searches for a long-term successor to Peter Gross, who resigned in January.
Conover, who joined Clearwater in 1991 and had been education director since 2007, holds a bachelor’s degree in forest biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a master’s degree in environmental studies with a teaching certification from Antioch University New England. He supervises Clearwater’s microplastic research project.
“I’m grateful to everyone who has rallied to help Clearwater,” Conover said. “Our focus now is to get the resources we need to complete the restoration the sloop [Clearwater] and get her sailing again.” The boat is undergoing restoration in Kingston.