National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

October 22, 2016: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
In a first-of-its-kind study in 2015, working with Cornell University, Riverkeeper documented dozens of compounds, including pharmaceuticals, in the Hudson River Estuary. Numbers and levels of pharmaceuticals were higher near the outfalls of wastewater treatment plants, presumably both because we excrete many of the medicines we ingest, and because many people flush unused medications. While it’s important to keep unused medications out of the hands of those who might abuse them, flushing is not a solution. National Prescription Drug Takeback Day is a chance to get rid of your unused […]

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NYC Ambassador Training

October 22, 2016: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Patagonia SoHo Second Floor, 72 Greene St, New York, NY 10012 map
Join the Riverkeeper Community Engagement team to learn how to be an advocate for your local waterways. We will cover the history, the role Riverkeeper has played in the last 50 years, and how we can come together to create a more educated and engaged public who feels a sense of connection and responsibility to our Hudson River. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Riverkeeper, and deepen your skills in advocating for your local waterways.

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Public meeting on Newburgh drinking water contamination

October 25, 2016: 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Newburgh Armory Center, 321 S William St, Newburgh, NY 12550 map
Newburgh, NY – The City of Newburgh will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00PM to discuss the status of the City of Newburgh’s public drinking water supply. This is an important opportunity for the public to learn, ask questions and make their voices heard about the state of Newburgh’s drinking water supply.

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Monhagen Brook Watershed Plan Kick-off Event- Duplicate Sessions

October 26, 2016: 3:00PM to 8:30PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Ave, Middletown, NY
Please join the Orange County Water Authority and partners as they kick off the Monhagen Brook Watershed Planning Project.

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Flushing Bay Long Term Control Plan Alternatives Meeting

October 26, 2016: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Chase Center Hospitality Pavilion - Indoor Training Center Classrooms 1-3 Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368 map
Last fall, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) kicked off a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for Flushing Bay. The goal of the LTCP is to better understand the water quality impacts of combined sewer overflows* (CSOs) in Flushing Bay and to propose appropriate solutions.

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Watershed and Water Regulations Basics for Municipal Officials

October 27, 2016: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY
A Wappinger Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council forum in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Regional Council

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Tree and Shrub Planting at Jamacia Bay

October 28, 2016: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard Queens, NY 11693 map
Join the Nature Conservancy to help plant 10,000 native trees and shrubs at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge this October.

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Trees for Tribs Tree Planting at Pagenstecher Park in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson

October 29, 2016
Join the Hudson River Estuary Program and Trees for Tribs for a tree planting at Pagenstecher Park in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson. For more information about the event, please contact Beth Roessler, Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Coordinator, at Since 2007, New York State’s Trees for Tribs Program has been planting young trees and shrubs along stream corridors to prevent erosion, increase flood water retention, improve wildlife and stream habitat, as well as protect water quality. Trees for Tribs has engaged more than 7,600 volunteers in planting more than 66,000 trees and […]

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Come Run the River at Randall’s Island Park!

(Photo Credit: Randall's Island Park Alliance, 2016)
October 29, 2016: 8:30AM to 12:30PM
20 Randall's Island Park, New York, NY, 10035 map
Join Randall's Island Park Alliance and Riverkeeper on October 29 for a 5K race to spread awareness and raise funds to protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands, fields, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. Then join us for a fun-filled Children’s Races, and a rockin’ Post-Race Party – with musical entertainment and light refreshments.

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Citizen Patrol: Neighborhood Watch for the Hudson River with Captain John Lipscomb

(John Lipscomb steering the R. Ian Fletcher, Credit: Rebecca Gentry 2015)
November 2, 2016: 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Shattemuc Yacht Club, 1 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562 map
Join Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb to learn first hand about his experiences while out on patrol in the R. Ian Fletcher.

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