Sewage Associated Microbes in the Hudson River Estuary: Sources, Distribution, and Ecological Connections Seminar

December 1, 2015: 10:30AM to 12:30PM
17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, NY, 10004 map
Join the Hudson River Foundation for a seminar on Sewage Associated Microbes in the Hudson River Estuary: Sources, Distribution, and Ecological Connections. This seminar will be presented by Gregory O’Mullan of CUNY Queens College. In addition to presentation to a live audience, the seminar will also be simultaneously broadcast via webinar. To RSVP to the live event or the webinar, call 212-483-7667 or email Webinar access information will be sent to registered participants prior to the beginning of the seminar. Please indicate on e-mail or voicemail the name of […] Learn More

Future of the Wallkill River

December 2, 2015: 2:00PM to 9:30PM
Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery map
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance will host a public forum on “The Future of the Wallkill River,” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Preceeding the forum, there will be a guided watershed tour from 2-5:30 p.m. Transportation is provided, and the tour of the river begins and ends at the Montgomery Senior Center. The Wallkill River flows from Sussex County in Northern New Jersey, through Orange and Ulster counties in New York. The Wallkill River watershed – the hills and valleys that channel streams into the Wallkill – is vast, covering 785 square […] Learn More Register

Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour at Peekskill Brewery

December 2, 2015: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Peekskill Brewery, 47-53 S Water St, Peekskill, NY 10566 map
Come raise a glass with us in celebration of another great year supported by our dedicated volunteers and partners. We highly encourage all past and present Ambassadors, Sweep Leaders, community partners, volunteers and volunteer-curious to attend. You buy your beer, we’ll buy the appetizers. Learn More RSVP

Film Screening “The Hudson: A River at Risk”

December 8, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY map
Join us in a screening of Jon Bowermaster's trio of mini-documentaries — powerful vignettes of the risks facing our beloved river — at the Nyack Center on December 8. Learn More RSVP

The Cost of an Urban Climate Crisis, A #BHeard Community Town Hall

December 9, 2015: 7:30PM to 9:00PM
BRIC Arts, 647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) Brooklyn, NY 11217 map
While the global community debates climate change at the United Nations Conference in Paris, join us in Brooklyn on December 9th for a #BHeard Community Town Hall on the high cost of climate change, and how we, as a community, can better arm ourselves for an increasingly unpredictable future. We’ll hear stories from local activists and journalists, challenge our local politicians, and start a new chapter for Brooklynites championing urban environmental activism. Learn More RSVP

Public Meeting on Citywide Long Term Control Plans: Green Infrastructure & Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

December 16, 2015: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 map
This public meeting is an oppertunity to learn more about, and comment on the Department of Environmental Protection’s Long Term Control Plans, Green Infrastructure, & Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems. At 6:30pm, the DEP will provide a brief presentation on the status of the CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), updates on the Green Infastructure adn Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs. When the sewer system is at full capacity during a heavy rain event, a mixture of rain water and sewage (combined sewage) may overflow into local waterways as […] Learn More

Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group Meeting

December 16, 2015: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Community Room, McCarren Park Pool, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY map
The Newtown Creek Community Advisory Council (CAG) will be having a meeting on December 16, which will include a presentation on Phase 2 sampling and results. The meetings are open to the public and provide opportunity to learn about the latest developments with the Superfund investigation and cleanup of Newtown Creek. Check the Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group webpage closer to the meeting data for a comprehensive agenda. Learn More

Save the Date: 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

Riverkeeper Sweep 3-3
May 7, 2016
Our 5th annual day of service for the Hudson River will be returning next spring on Saturday, May 7, 2016. We are excited to celebrate Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary by making this Sweep the biggest and best yet. At the 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,000 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 40 tons of debris, and plant 1,150 trees and native grasses. This year, as we reflect on the impact of the last four Sweeps (a […] Learn More