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Riverkeeper will get some one-of-a-kind promotion this summer on the Tugboat Trail, a community driven project in the Town of Esopus.

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Riverkeeper patrol Rondout Creek 2016
Riverkeeper patrol boat docked on the Rondout Creek on Earth Day 2016. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper is conducting our first upriver patrol of 2016, marking Earth Day as we spend every day – advocating for clean water, abundant wildlife, and sustainable public enjoyment of our awe-inspiring river. Our morning task was to visit Kingston Point Beach and the Rondout Creek, […]

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Thanks to Sara Karl for this video interview with Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain John Lipscomb. “We have to find a way, as a society, to live next to the River, with the River – allowing it to live, while we live,” he says. “The River […]

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Riverkeeper lights up The Big Apple
Photo by Markus Jarrow
As the sun set on Wednesday, April 13, the Empire State Building was lit in Riverkeeper’s colors — blue, green and deep blue — to help celebrate our half century of defending New York’s waterways. It was a tribute to the soaring accomplishments of concerned […]

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Fifty years after its founding, Riverkeeper fights alongside thousands of citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson and ensure that over 9 million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water.

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Projections for future electricity demand have declined sharply in recent years.
A deluge of problems continue to plague Indian Point. It's time for leaders to step up and call for it to close.

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Photo: Mockup of the Empire State Building in the Riverkeeper colors, courtesy ESB
To celebrate Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary, the Empire State Building will be lit with our colors – deep blue, green, and light blue – throughout the evening of April 13.

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We just dodged a bullet with Indian Point 2. Had this reactor not been offline for refueling, the bolts in the reactor core would continue their decay and would have posed a more of a danger to the 20 million people who live and work in the 50-mile Indian Point “evacuation zone.”

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Riverkeeper and a coalition of ten organization and a dozen individuals in four states filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project natural gas pipeline expansion by federal regulators.

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Bob LaBuff takes a water sample from Catskill Creek as part of Riverkeeper's community science project. (Photo by Jen Epstein /Riverkeeper)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature just doubled the commitment to clean water, boosting funding for the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act by $200 million over two years. Riverkeeper argued for this increase with a broad coalition of organizations representing […]

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WAVE sampling in the Rondout Creek, 2015. Ben Ganon is at center. (Photo courtesy Laura Heady/Town of Rosendale CCE)
Dozens of people attended the second annual Rondout Creek Watershed Summit March 29, organized by Riverkeeper and the environmental commissions of the towns of Rochester and Marbletown. Riverkeeper presented some of our latest analyzes of water quality data gathered by community scientists in the watershed. […]

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Substance observed this morning on the Hudson River shoreline at Verplanck.
Riverkeeper has received several reports today of a heavy, yellow-white substance in areas of Hudson River shoreline from Yonkers to Verplanck. The Department of Environmental Conservation suspects it may be pollen, some reports described the material as oily. If you suspect it may not be […]

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