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In written testimony to the State Senate Health and Environmental Conservation Committees, Riverkeeper drew attention to the Department of Health’s delayed and problematic response to the drinking water contamination crisis in Newburgh, NY. Despite years of exposure to PFOS, a toxic chemical linked to several […]

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NYC’s first-ever “MS4” permit requires the DEP to develop a stormwater management plan by 2018; comments were submitted on the first of three annual progress reports.

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Algae near the Carmine Liberta replacement bridge over the Wallkill River in New Paltz on August 26, 2016. (Photo by Jason West / Wallkill River Watershed Alliance)
The Wallkill River’s bright neon-green plea for help is continuing Friday, a day after the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and Riverkeeper alerted the public to the potential health risks from exposure to this suspected harmful algal bloom. We want better for our river. We love […]

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Riverkeeper intern, sailing instructor, Captain, and Hudson River resident Emma Garschagen writes about her experiences at the helm of our patrol boat, the R. Ian Fletcher, in her blog Waterbased. Read and subscribe to her blog and follow her on Instagram @captain__emma. Here is an […]

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Wallkill Algae Aug 24, 2016
Workers replacing the Route 299 bridge in New Paltz may be exposed to toxins in the air or water, if the algae bloom contains harmful strains. (Photo by Jason West / Wallkill River Watershed Alliance)
On August 24, New Paltz community members reported to Wallkill River Watershed Alliance (via Facebook) an algae bloom that made the river throughout the heart of New Paltz appear like pea soup from bank to bank. The bloom was documented, to a lesser extent, as […]

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Have not been here in years. Nice to be back. There are six visiting vessels at the community owned boat basin. Now after sunset there is a steady flow of people enjoying the River and a lovely cool evening. And there has been a constant […]

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New Information Shows Why EPA Must Require Additional Dredging

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We departed from Waterford this morning to collect water quality samples along the Mohawk with students from SUNY Cobleskill. Today is our biggest single day of sampling to date. With our community partners, we will sample about 100 sites on 300 miles of water: the […]

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Wallkill River Algae
Algae observed August 16, 2016, on the Wallkill River near Rifton. (Photo by Jason West / Wallkill River Watershed Alliance)
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and Riverkeeper have documented and reported to the Department of Environmental Conservation another potentially Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) on the Wallkill River.

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New: Riverkeeper information hub on Hudson River Anchorages
Riverkeeper, elected officials and the general public are dismayed that some of the arguments being offered by the industry are blatant falsehoods – statements that are easily disputed by the facts.

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6 things you should know about Hudson River anchorages
The Hudson River anchorage request is part of something much bigger – it comes amid a number of efforts to significantly increase the use of the Hudson as an oil shipping hub.

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Updated August 16 In two announcements this month, Gov. Cuomo has said that $403.6 million will be invested to stop sewage overflows, improve drinking water supplies and otherwise improve water quality in the New York State – and there’s more to come. In two grant […]

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