Water Walk for Life

Water Walk for Life

90-mile prayer walk from Carteret, NJ to Peekskill Landing Park, NY

Sat., March 4 thru Sat., March 11, 2017


Join this march beginning 3/4/17—for a few hours or a few days…in solidarity with The Standing Rock Sioux, with prayers for water at risk from the Pilgrim Pipeline & Spectra-AIM (Algonquin) pipeline projects in New York & New Jersey, traditional territory of The Lenape.


Walk begins with Water Ceremony by Seneca & Onondaga Nations members.

Day 4: Tobacco Ceremony at Ramapough Lenape Nation’s Split Rock Prayer Camp.

Day 8: vigil at Indian Point nuclear power plant for 6th Anniversary of Fukushima

Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, followed by Water Ceremony at Peekskill Landing Park.

Concludes with potluck & speakers. (Most evenings: potluck/speakers–see reverse for schedule)


The Ramapough Lenape Nation, located in NJ & NY, is struggling to protect their sacred land and water from a pipeline project similar to the one at Standing Rock. The Pilgrim Pipeline would carry Bakken shale oil and its refined products from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ, threatening the health and safety of many communities, the environment, and our drinking water.


There is also great concern about SPECTRA-AIM (Algonquin) Pipeline, which would transport natural gas from Pennsylvania to Boston. An additional route through New York would pass extremely close to Indian Point nuclear power plant in Peekskill. Natural gas pipelines & nuclear plants both pose significant hazards independently; when placed in close proximity of each other, the risk of disaster is greatly multiplied.


For more information:

Facebook page for updates:


Or Janet at Waterwalkforlife@aol.com

Or Grafton Peace Pagoda: 518-658-9301

(Between Feb. 10 & March 3 only) 

During walk: Jules Orkin at 201-566-8403

Walk organized in alliance with

The Grafton Peace Pagoda

Hudson Valley & tri-state area groups & 

supporters are welcome to participate!


All water is precious: New York, Standing Rock or Fukushima


Water Walk for Life Schedule (3/4/17 – 3/11/17


DAY 1:   3/4/17 (Sat) 10:00am:  Carteret, NJ

meetup: Carteret Waterfront Park (near Linden) 200 Middlesex Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008

(Water Ceremony with Seneca/Onondaga members)

—> Union, NJ

—> (evening/TBA)


DAY 2:   3/5/17 (Sun) 9:00am:  Maplewood, NJ

—> (Montclair)

—> Little Falls, NJ

—> (evening/TBA)


DAY 3:   3/6/17 (Mon) 9:00am:  Little Falls, NJ

—> Oakland, NJ

—> (evening potluck & speakers/details TBA)


DAY 4:   3/7/17 (Tue) 9:00am:  Oakland, NJ

—> 12:30Split Rock-Sweetwater Prayer Camp, 95 Halifax Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

                 (Tobacco Ceremony with Ramapough Lenape Nation)

—> Suffern, NY

—> (evening potluck & speakers/Ramapough Tribal Office/details TBA)


DAY 5:   3/8/17 (Wed) 9:00am:  Suffern, NY

—> Upper Nyack, NY

—> (evening potluck & speakers/Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960)


DAY 6:   3/9/17 (Thur) 9:00am:  Nyack, NY

—> Pray for Indian Point Nuclear Plant from opposite side of Hudson River)

—> (evening potluck & speakers/Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, New York 10980)


DAY 7:    3/10/17 (Fri) 7:00am:   Stony Point Center, NY

—> 8:45amHaverstraw, NY ~ ~ ~ ~ —>FERRY TO OSSINING

—> 9:05amOssining, NY

—> Croton-on-Hudson, NY

—> (evening/TBA)


DAY 8:   3/11/17 (Sat) 9:00am:  Croton-on-Hudson, NY

—> 9:00am meetup at:  Foodtown, 2005 Albany Post Rd., Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

—> 11:00amIndian Point Nuclear Power Plant (Fukushima 6th Anniversary vigil)

—> 12:40pm:  Peekskill Landing Park (Water Ceremony with Seneca/Onondaga members)

—> 2:00pm:    Peekskill Presbyterian Church, 705 South St., Peekskill, NY 10566 (potluck & speakers/concluding circle)



For more information:  

Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/Waterwalkforlife/

Email:  Janet at Waterwalkforlife@aol.com  ~

Email from February 1st onwardsAyumi at  ayumitemlock@gmail.com

Grafton Peace Pagoda: 518-658-9301* (*Between Feb. 10 & March 3 only)

During walk: Jules Orkin at 201-566-8403