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Saw Kill Sampling
Time Warner Cable documents the first sampling of the Saw Kill Watershed Community on May 20, 2016. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
The 2016 water sampling season is in full swing, with Riverkeeper and our partners set to take samples from more than 330 locations over 12 days in May, providing our largest ever snapshot of water quality in the Hudson River Watershed. As the season continues, […]

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We came down from Ossining this morning. Carol Knudson of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory collected the first sample for Season 9 of our water quality monitoring program at 10:36, off the mouth of the Saw Mill River in Yonkers. Our community science partners are […]

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In the fall of 2015, six alumni Fellows were commissioned to create a short documentary film for Riverkeeper in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The film, KEEPING ON, explores how and why the watchdog organization was founded, many of its incredible accomplishments, and the steps necessary to preserve the integrity of the Hudson River.

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On Saturday we were southbound after the kayaktivist / 350.0rg event in the Port of Albany – patrolling Creeks as usual. Entering Esopus Creek, we found Patrick and Cricket at the Lighthouse. Got my FIRST wave from Cricket. That’s a big deal. I’ve waited years. […]

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Ron Searl, a master carpenter and volunteer for the Hudson River Maritime Museum, shows his handiwork at the new Riverkeeper lab in Kingston. (Photo by junior carpenter Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
Creating and outfitting Riverkeeper’s new lab and office space at the Hudson River Port has been a community effort, which is appropriate, since one of its primary purposes is to support community science. Next week, individuals will lift samples from the Rondout, Esopus and Catskill […]

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Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out to the shorelines, from Brooklyn to the Capital District, on May 7, 2016, for our 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. We invite you to stay involved and make a difference throughout the year. Join us! Be part […]

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On May 5th, 2016, New York City Council passed Intro 209a, “A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reducing the use of carryout bags” by a vote of 28 to 20. This law adds a […]

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Indian Point 2015
Photo: Indian Point, Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
Yesterday, we learned that Entergy and staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had not done a proper estimate of the damage that an accident at Indian Point would create.

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Since 2011, local residents have partnered with Riverkeeper to monitor water quality in the Catskill Creek. We test at 20 fixed locations in the Catskill Creek watershed, from Middleburgh to Catskill. Riverkeeper is currently recruiting people to collect water samples from Middleburgh to Catskill on […]

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John Parker, Riverkeeper’s Director of Legal Programs, speaks with “The Many Shades of Green” on WRCR Radio as we get ready for two big events: Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 7, and the Fishermen’s Ball May 18. “Riverkeeper, in its history of over 50 years, […]

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Boy throws rock. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
We often celebrate the Hudson’s anadromous fish – the American shad, herring, striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon and other species that undertake extraordinary migrations along the Atlantic Coast and into the Hudson River Estuary to spawn. There are many migratory fish, though, and even if they […]

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Riverkeeper will get some one-of-a-kind promotion this summer on the Tugboat Trail, a community driven project in the Town of Esopus.

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