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Algal bloom on Wallkill River
Algae photographed north of New Paltz on the Wallkill River on August 26, 2015 (Photo courtesy Rich Picone)
Responding to photographs of bright green algae, including those submitted by members of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, the Department of Environmental Conservation has indicated the algal bloom may be blue-green algae that could produce toxins that are harmful to wildlife or fish. Harmful algal […] More
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“When I was young we’d go to Deep Hole on Towpath. I’m grateful to Riverkeeper for the help in trying to make our water clean again. Being able to swim is part of what makes this area great.” Laura Finestone, Chair of the Rochester Environmental […] More
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A proposal has been made by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC for two parallel pipelines each up to 24 inches in diameter that would run from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ. One pipeline would transport crude oil south while the other pipeline would carry refined products […] More
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Riverkeeper’s patrol boat Captain John Lipscomb is featured in this mini-documentary from Awen Films for MSNBC. The film crew rode along with us along during patrols of New York City’s Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek as John described his work. “It’s become a real mission. […] More
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SwimmableWaterNicolas
La contaminación fecal en el río Hudson y sus afluentes Traducción por Virginia Benedict For the English version of Riverkeeper’s report, “How’s the Water? 2015,” click here. RIVERKEEPER es una organización financiada por nuestros miembros. Nuestra misión es proteger la integridad ambiental, recreativa y comercial […] More
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Are you concerned about development in flood zones and coastal resiliency in NYC? Make your voice heard about this latest development project on your waterfront. Riverkeeper encourages members of the public to submit comments regarding a planned waterfront development at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge […] More
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SUNY Cobleskill professor Barbara Brabetz samples the Mohawk River in Utica.
Professors and students from SUNY Cobleskill have teamed up with Riverkeeper to provide a second snapshot of water quality in the Mohawk River. The partners sampled 120 miles between Delta Lake and Waterford, where the Mohawk meets the Hudson River. (Note that we sampled three […] More
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The installation of a portable toilet is the first sign of activity at the failing rail bridge we documented in the fall of 2014. In spite of public appeals by Senator Schumer, Riverkeeper and others, CSX has not begun repairs. One or two trains per […] More
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Por Erin Provenzano and Jeremy Cherson Traducción por Virginia Benedict Looking for english? Click here. ¿QUE SON MICROBEADS? En los últimos diez años, los fabricantes de productos de cuidado personal han añadido pequeñas bolas de plástico, comúnmente conocidos como “microperlas” a cientos de productos incluyendo […] More
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Seining Kingston Point YOY FIsh
A net full of young-of-the-year striped bass and river herring. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
There is no hint of them at the surface of the water, or in the warm gentle waves on our legs. But as we haul the seine net to the beach, the life that fills our muddy river is suddenly apparent: Writhing, gasping silvery fish, […] More
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Leaving Catskill for Waterford this morning with the sun starting to rise behind Olana. Quoting from “The Hudson River Water Trail Guide,” 7th edition: “Olana is on Mt. Merino, which is made of gunflint chert, a half-billion-year old rock composed of the hardened skeletons of […] More
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SlickatVanDerDonckPark
Top of Van Der Donck Park at 6:18 p.m.
Riverkeeper received several communications Wednesday evening reporting oil sheen and smell of oil in the Saw Mill River at Yonkers, and reported the information to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The incident had also been reported by the Yonkers Fire Department. Initial report to […] More