Riverkeeper Blogs


Sampling on the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh. Photo by John Gephards, Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance
We’re proud to announce that the Citizen Testing Data section at riverkeeper.org now includes data for the New York City waterfront and the Quassaick Creek, which meets the Hudson at Newburgh, thanks to two of our partners, New York City Water Trail Association and the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance. More
You gotta love the name “Lucky Sturgeon IPA.” It’s the name chosen via social media to designate Riverkeeper’s first official beer, to be sold at the Hudson Hop & Harvest Festival in Peekskill Oct. 4, with proceeds benefiting our work. Made by Peekskill Brewery and […] More
Algonquin Gas Transmission (Algonquin) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to construct the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM ) Project, an upgrade of more than 37 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. […] More
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At Riverkeeper, we don’t back down from a fight. We don’t pull our punches and we do whatever it takes to win. Right now big polluters and their high-powered PR firms and lobbyists are busy convincing world leaders that preventing climate change will be too […] More
Hudson Valley cities, towns, villages and counties have passed resolutions expressing concerns about, and calling on state and federal governments to take action on, crude oil transportation. More
We’re on patrol going north from Kingston today. Here’s what we’re seeing along the Hudson. First light, Rondout Creek in Kingston: Scientists from Queens College and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are with us. Here they pull a sample of Hudson River water from depth […] More
Time to vote on the best name for our very own, first-ever, official Riverkeeper beer – a collaboration by Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. to benefit our mission. Thanks to you, we had over 200 online entries to consider, and our Beer Name […] More
Photo: Matt Kierstead
Jump to sample letter The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed two new measures intended to reduce the risk of derailment in trains hauling crude oil or other hazardous cargo, and respond to spills from the same trains. Neither proposal goes far enough, fast enough […] More
Riverkeeper, Down to Earth Markets, Green Ossining and ECOBAGS® are teaming up for a pilot program to encourage reusable bags and sustainable shopping habits at the Ossining Farmers Market. On Saturday, September 27th the market will phase out plastic bags, helping to drive the change […] More
Riverkeeper joined staff from Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. in Peekskill Friday to brew the first collaboration beer made to support our mission of protecting the Hudson River and clean drinking water. Are we excited? Um, yes. You should be to. Why? It’s […] More
Brian Brigham, graduate student at Queens College School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, researches invasive plants (trapa, or water chestnut) and greenhouse gas production during a Hudson River patrol with Riverkeeper's Capt. John Lipscomb at Inbocht Bay on the Hudson River. More
Enough talk, GE: Now’s the time to take responsibility and undo the full damage from PCBs in the Hudson. Stop holding back local business growth. Yesterday, Riverkeeper joined elected officials and business and environmental groups to appeal for action. Our broad-based coalition demanded that General […] More