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Patrolled from Erie Basin to Newtown Creek and then Flushing Bay today. More about the patrol another time. On the way back to Ossining found a giant 8’ Inflatableboat Fish basking on the surface on the East River. I believe this is the largest of […] More
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Here are photos taken at about 3 p.m. Thursday. The site is on the west bank of the Gowanus about 75 yards south of the Carroll Street Bridge. It appears that access is through the construction site or by water only. It looks like the […] More
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In this recorded webinar, Water Quality Program Manager Dan Shapley explains the findings of Riverkeeper’s report, “How’s the Water? 2015.” This year’s report includes: • new analysis of patterns of contamination in the Hudson River estuary that are relevant to the thousands of people who […] More
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On the occasion of Joe Martens’ announcement that he is leaving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after over four years as its Commissioner, the Riverkeeper team thanks Mr. Martens for his deep dedication to New York’s environment, manifested most prominently in his […] More
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Jake Hays Director of the Environmental Health Program, PSE Healthy Energy Legal Associate, Riverkeeper Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. For the first time, the EPA […] More
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By Marissa Weiss On June 10, 2015, Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) on the Atlantic Bridge Project. FERC is in the beginning stages of the project’s environmental review. The Atlantic Bridge Project is the second planned expansion of the high […] More
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Chicken Shit on the Wallkill
Chicken excrement and feathers were visible on the Wallkill in the vicinity of New Paltz. (Photo courtesy Craig Chapman)
During the second citizen “boat brigade” patrol of the Wallkill River Saturday morning, chicken excrement and feathers were observed covering a large portion of the river in the vicinity of New Paltz, roughly between the Sojourner Truth Park at the DEC/village boat launch and the […] More
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As of 2015, Riverkeeper is working with 80 individual community scientists, many associated with local groups, advisory boards or boathouses, to sample 160 locations in Hudson River tributaries, and at New York City-area water access points. The goal is to generate data that can help […] More
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After a series of delays, the State Energy Planning Board finally approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. More
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Ossining High School teachers Artie Carlucci, a longtime Riverkeeper member, and Bridget Baumann, with their students at Ossining beach. Photo by Dan Shapley/Riverkeeper
Half a century ago, a floating dock at the Hudson River beach in Ossining was sunk, bringing to an end open-water swimming in the community and creating debris that has been perceived as a potential hazard to swimmers. What would it take to re-open a […] More
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There are many milestones in life. An important one for those fighting for clean drinking water, fish, and wildlife, and water quality happened last week at a gathering of the Waterkeeper Alliance in Boulder, Colorado. More
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PatrickCricket
Patrolling Esopus Creek today we saw young “Cricket” — Saugerties Lighthouse Keeper in training. Papa Patrick Landewe says Cricket just turned 1. More