We began the 2013 season of Riverkeeper/Citizen tributary Enterococcus sampling on 5/4 on Sparkill Creek in Rockland and the Pocantico River in Westchester. More
Great news! As of this month, you must be notified when harmful sewage is discharged to the Hudson River and waterways throughout New York. More
Several watchdogs have reported a mysterious white chalky material covering the rocks and bank along the Croton River. More
Over the course of several months in 2010, Riverkeeper and a citizen watchdog documented torrents of raw sewage cascading out of a sewer manhole and bubbling through the slats of the public walkway that runs above it and reported them to local and state officials, the press and the public.
Three years after Riverkeeper filed a Notice of Intent to Sue, the City of Beacon reached an agreement with the Attorney General’s office to fix ongoing leaks in their municipal sewage system. More
Capt. John Lipscomb describes boat repairs. In the background: Chris Brennan, boat builder, and his 12-year-old dog Tobi.
Riverkeeper's patrol boat, the R. Ian Fletcher, is undergoing extensive maintenance, including the replacing of a section of planks on the boat's bottom. More
Photo courtesy of Rich Wiebke
Citizens Help Leeds Address Local Sewer Needs. The Catskill Hamlet of Leeds, in Greene County, is making progress on their goal to connect with municipal sewer lines with the help of citizen samplers. Since as far back as 2008, when foul odors started an investigation … More
Paul Gallay, Tracy Brown, John Lipscomb and Mark Lucas (not shown) received Pen Certificates from the Governor's office for the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law
The Riverkeeper team that worked on the Sewage Pollution Right to Know law in 2012 received commemorative pen certificates from the Governor’s office in recognition of their leadership role in drafting and passing the legislation. The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law (Assembly Bill #10585-A) … More
Photo on left courtesy Paul Bastin
“How Is the Water?” report details sewage pollution findings in the Hudson and calls for actions to eliminate it More
Catskill at dawn. Sea smoke on the River because air is so cold. Deck covered with frost. Mike Aguiar, owner of Riverview marine. Left hand is where water reached during Sandy, considerably higher than during Irene, right hand. All his shops and offices were flooded … More
Jack up boat off Palisades across from Croton Point. Presumably drilling for core samples related to either Champlain Express or West Point power cable projects. Both are using the Hudson as a conduit for electrical power cables for NYC. How much must the River give … More