Grey to Green Free Workshop: Rainfall and Combined Sewer Overflows

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September 1, 2015: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Williamsburg Charter School, 198 Varet Street Brooklyn, NY map
Did you know that rainfall can overwhelm the sewer system and cause a combined sewer overflow (CSOs)? That means raw sewage along with pollutants like oil, heavy metals, and litter, dump untreated into Newtown Creek. This educational event will provide a general overview of combined sewer systems, and about green infrastructure. This event is presented by Grey to Green free Workshops. Learn More Reserve your free ticket here

Dam Safety & Dam Options Removal Seminar

September 2, 2015: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Student Union Building, SUNY New Paltz Campus, Pond Road, New Paltz, NY map
A dam safety and removal workshop is being held at SUNY New Paltz on September 2, from 9-12. There are plenty of dams on the Wallkill and its tributaries which makes this workshop relevant to the Wallkill watershed . The event is public and free of charge. Please come and learn more about the NYS DEC Dam Safety Program, how dams affect streams and aquatic life, and the benefits and challenges of dam removal. Learn More RSVP

Webinar: Back to School on PCBs in the Hudson

September 9, 2015: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
This fall, as GE prepares to shut down its cleanup of the PCBs it dumped in the Upper Hudson River, we’ll be hosting a “back to school” web class on what the company has done to date, and the mess it’s planning on leaving behind. Learn More Register

Papal Encyclical on the Environment: A Call to All Humanity

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September 9, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sister Kathleen Deignan and Brother Kevin Cawley, Co-Conveners of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College, will present a summary of key points from the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change, from the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change, Laudato Si’, which was released on May 24, 2015. Sister Deignan and Brother Cawley will explain the meaning of the Encyclical to Catholics throughout the world as well as the Pope's message about climate change for all of humanity. This is a joint program of Greenburgh Nature Center and Sierra Club. Refreshments by the Sierra Club at 7:00, program starts at 7:30. Learn More

5th Annual Kayaking 4 Meso

September 12, 2015: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Admirals Marina, Stillwater, NY to Lighthouse Park, Halfmoon, NY map
Please join the 5th annual kayaking 4 Meso from Stillwater, NY to Halfmoon, NY to raise awareness of asbestos-caused Mesothelioma. Learn More Online Registration

Public Meeting on Combined Sewage Overflows Long Term Control Plans for Hutchinson River and Westchester Creek

September 16, 2015: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Public School 071-Rose E. Scala, 3040 Roberts Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 map
The New York State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) Long Term Control Plans (LCTP) that will identify and evaluate alternatives to reduce the impact of CSOs in New York City waterways. In 2014 the DEP submitted the Long Term Control Plans (LTCP) for the Hutchinson River and Westchester Creek to the New York Department of Environmental Protection for review. This meeting will go over the plans and their proposed projects and alternatives. To RSVP, please e-mail or call (718) 595-4148. To learn more […] Learn More to RSVP, please e-mail here

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Meeting

September 16, 2015: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
New Paltz Village Hall, 25 Plattekiill Avenue, New Paltz map
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, the citizens group formed this year to advocate for one of the Hudson’s largest tributaries, meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Committees will report on their first activities. Riverkeeper is advising several committees, including those focused on science, citizen boat brigades, and other pollution and regulatory issues. Follow the new group’s activities by liking Wallkill River Alliance on Facebook. Learn More

Volunteer Event: International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 19, 2015: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Randall's Island
Join Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance to make NYC shine as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19. In 2014, 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash during as part of ICC. The data collected during these cleanups raises awareness, identifies hotspots for debris, and informs policy solutions. 70% of marine debris originated on land and small steps at home can lead to big results. With YOUR help, we can contribute to this important work […] Learn More

Rockland Water Coalition Benefit: Rockland’s Got Talent

September 29, 2015: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
The Nyack Center
This fundraiser, for the future of Rockland's water, benefits the Rockland Water Coalition, the folks who have been leading the way in the fight against desalination. Let's all HAVE A GREAT TIME and raise lots of money! Learn More Buy Tickets

SUBMERGE: NYC Marine Science Festival

October 3, 2015: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Pier 26 in Tribeca map
Head down to SUBMERGE: NYC Marine Science Festival, a free, day-long science extravaganza focused on raising awareness about our local coastal waters. Celebrate local marine science with hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking, and more! Interactive demonstrations will bring marine science and engineering to life, inspiring audience of all ages. Please come down to support Riverkeeper and our partners, and be sure to check out our table with information about our Water Quality Program. SUBMERGE is presented by a partnership with the Hudson River Park and the […] Learn More