In honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage, Riverkeeper takes a journey upriver. We travel from New York City to Albany, discovering the region's past, present, and possible future.
In 1609, Henry Hudson entered a lush estuary studded with rocky islands, fringed with marshlands, and crisscrossed by Native Americans in dugout canoes. He discovered then what we still find today: a majestic river and the people who depend upon it.
Riverkeeper is the leading defender of an ecosystem as complex as it is fragile. As the river struggles to recover from four centuries of abuse, our boat makes regular patrols, our lawyers fight polluters in court, and our members act as watchdogs to preserve the beauty we've inherited.