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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Clean Water

It’s that time of year when we resolve to do good in the new year. In 2012, you helped Riverkeeper accomplish a lot in our efforts to defend the Hudson River and our drinking water. To make 2013 a success, please consider these simple New Year’s resolutions.

dobbs ferry waterfront sweep 2012

Photo of Dobbs Ferry waterfront Sweep 2012 by Celine Daly.

I Resolve to Take Action
Your emails, phone calls and presence at events make the difference in our campaigns. Visit our Action Center regularly to find out how you can help. Right now, we need your help to prevent New York from finalizing inadequate fracking regulations without first completing and making fully public its studies of environmental and health impacts. Your voice can make the difference.

I Resolve to Volunteer
In 2012, more than 450 volunteers like you cleaned seven tons of shoreline trash from 30 river communities during the first-annual Riverkeeper Sweep. To join the 2nd annual day of service for the Hudson River on Saturday, May 11, please send an email to sweep@riverkeeper.org with your name, address and phone number. Interested in other opportunities? Take our volunteer survey.

I Resolve to Report Polluters
Riverkeeper often learns about pollution in the watersheds of the Hudson River or New York City’s upstate reservoirs from citizen watchdogs like you, who send photos noting the date, time, location and conditions. Refer to the watchdog information on your membership card, or jot this down and carry it with you: watchdog@riverkeeper.org and 1-800-21-RIVER ext 235.

I Resolve to Lessen My Own Impact
You help protect the Hudson River and our drinking water supply by empowering Riverkeeper to stop polluters. You can also help keep water clean by changing habits at home. Check our website for simple tips on reducing water pollution, conserving water and conserving energy.

Photo credit: Tracy Brown

I Resolve to Enjoy the River
You love the Hudson—so enjoy it! Save the date for Hudson River Days July 20-21, when Riverkeeper partners will offer free and discounted experiences on the Hudson. And check out our Membership Rewards Partners—Atlantic Kayak Tours, Hudson River Recreation and Storm King Adventures, which offer Riverkeeper members 20% discounts on all kayak tours and lessons and some rentals.

I Resolve to Tell a Friend about Riverkeeper
Tell a friend why you support Riverkeeper, and invite them to follow us on Facebook or Twitter or to receive our email updates. Increasing our audience is one of the most important building blocks for our success—and it’s one of the easiest ways that you can help!

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