Riverkeeper Blogs


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
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Riverkeeper staff and friends enjoy a beer at Peekskill Brewery following a massive shoreline cleanup at Travis Cove, on the Peekskill waterfront, in 2013.
Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. […] More
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There’s no substitute for having eyes on the water. The Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance began water sampling in partnership with Riverkeeper this month, and already they have identified pollution affecting the City of Newburgh’s drinking water. On August 7, citizen scientists sampled for fecal-indicating bacteria […] More
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A citizen scientist delivers a water sample from the Rondout Creek to Capt. John Lipscomb aboard the Riverkeeper patrol boat in 2013.
Three communities are coming together to study the watershed of the tidal Rondout Creek, and develop a management plan that is expected to put a high priority on improving water quality in the largest tributary to the tidal Hudson. More
Riverkeeper and the HSBC Water Programme visited Newtown Creek in August. HSBC Water Programme is a generous funder of Riverkeeper's water quality program, which tests the Hudson River estuary and watershed monthly at more than 180 locations, with the help of citizen scientists. HSBC also coordinates its own employees in a citizen science water quality monitoring program called FreshWaterWatch. More
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What a sight – humpback whales rising out of the ocean with the Empire State Building for a backdrop. New York is gaining headlines as “the New Cape Cod” with surging numbers of fish, whales, seals, sharks and dolphins to go along with increasing numbers […] More
The crude oil tanker Afrodite passes under Walkway Over the Hudson, near the drinking water intakes for the City of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Lloyd.
The transportation of crude oil in the Hudson Valley has been permitted without any comprehensive study of risks to the environment and public safety–and a dangerous expansion of this industry could further endanger the drinking water for thousands of residents. To alert communities to the […] More
This morning we saw our friend Patrick Landewe, Saugerties Lighthouse Keeper – and we had the pleasure of meeting Cricket, Lighthouse Baby. What a delight. More
Water quality data gathered recently by citizen scientists working with Riverkeeper to study six tributaries of the Hudson River are now available at riverkeeper.org/water-quality/citizen-data More
On August 7, 2014, citizen scientists took their first Enterococcus samples of water in the Quassaick Creek, a tributary that flows through parts of Ulster and Orange Counties before meeting the Hudson at the border between the City of Newburgh and the Town of New […] More
Riverkeeper with the Waterkeeper Alliance—a collection of 222 water advocates worldwide— are gathering forces to converge on New York City in the historic People’s Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21. More
On August 6, the NYS Thruway Authority took the final steps needed to finagle a $255.7 million Clean Water Act loan that isn’t designed to produce clean water – it’s to pay for a big chunk of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. More