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A new report by the Adirondack Council identifies more than $100 million in water infrastructure needs in the Adirondack Park, including including for wastewater projects on tributaries of the Hudson River, like the Schroon River and Sacandaga River. The Hudson River Watershed has documented needs […]

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Here at Riverkeeper, we knew our supporters would rise up to face the challenges ahead, given that our next president has promised deep cuts in environmental regulations. But we didn’t see this coming: A gift to support Riverkeeper’s work, “in honor” of Donald Trump, with […]

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The EPA Five-Year Review of Hudson River PCBs Superfund site is underway, and more must be done to ensure that it is open, transparent, and scientifically reliable assessment.

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Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, says a few words. (Photo by John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Friday, we gathered together at the Riverport Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston to thank those who have partnered with Riverkeeper to gather samples from the Mohawk, Roe Jan, Catskill, Rondout, Wallkill and Saw Kill. Dozens of individuals came together […]

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Riverkeeper has voiced its concerns about the proposed Fjord Trail and its potential impacts on Hudson River habitat. You can do the same: The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting comments on the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail until Friday, November 18, 2016. […]

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Groups representing a variety of interests wrote to Gov. Cuomo today, urging increased investment, to $800 million, in water infrastructure grants in the next state budget.

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The way Pamela Gorman sees it, the Hudson regularly washes up gems. She collects “sea glass” along the beaches on the Hudson in Rockland County, searching the sand for polished bits of glass – aqua, green, brown and white, sometimes a rarer shade of cobalt […]

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Now’s the time: Help us redouble our efforts for clean water
Tuesday’s events have made one thing clear: our environment faces an unremitting assault from fossil fuel interests, polluters, and industrial actors, backed by the full force of the federal government over the next four years. Our next president has promised to cut 70 percent of […]

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The Wallkill, as seen from the community gardens in New Paltz one day in August. (Photo courtesy Emily Vail / NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program)
The following appeared in the November Watershed Digest for the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. Learn more about the Alliance at hudsonwatershed.org – and plan to join them in celebrating the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and other honorees at the 2016 Toast to the Tribs! dinner […]

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As many as 65 people, plus dozens more online, attended a Wallkill River Watershed Alliance forum on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Wallkill River, focused on what we know and don’t know about cyanobacteria, its presence in the Wallkill River, and what we can do […]

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The NY Department of Environmental Conservation must deny a key approval necessary for construction of the next phase of the Algonquin Pipeline, the Atlantic Bridge project.

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The New York State Department of Health made clear commitments this week to the people who have been exposed to Newburgh’s contaminated drinking water. The Department of Health pledged to make free blood testing for PFOS and other perfluorinated compounds available to all who are […]

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