Events

POSTPONED: DEC Hearing on Proposed Rulemaking For Swimmable Waters in NYC

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January 27, 2015: 12:00PM to 2:00PM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Office, 290 Broadway, Room 27A, Manhattan map
NOTE: THIS HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE IMPENDING BLIZZARD. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. NO NEW DATE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED AS OF JANUARY 26. Your voice is needed to call for swimmable (and paddle-able) water in NYC! The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation has proposed to improve the quality of waterbodies in NYC by amending standards for Class I and SD waters. Those waters – including the Hudson River (south of the Bronx), Harlem River, Bronx River (tidal portion), East River, Flushing Bay, Newtown Creek, Gowanus Canal, Jamaica Bay […] Learn More

THE SUN RISES OVER NEW YORK: Perspectives on Current & Future Use of Solar Energy

January 28, 2015: 5:30PM to 8:30PM
123 Main St., White Plains, NY map
The Center for Sustainable Development is sponsoring this event that Riverkeeper is pleased to be co-sponsoring along with Westchester/Hudson Valley AIA and Urban Green Council (USGBC). Learn More

Bedford Environmental Summit & Solar Action Day

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January 31, 2015: 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY map
Riverkeeper is excited to be partnering with the Bedford 2020 Coalition and the Official Launch of Solarize Bedford-Mt. Kisco. Learn More Register

Lower Hudson Ambassador Workshop

January 31, 2015: 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Riverkeeper Office, 20 Secor Rd. Ossining, NY
Ambassador workshops are designed for existing Ambassadors to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills in advocating for the Hudson River. We also encourage new advocates to attend and learn about two crucial issues facing the Hudson: crude oil transport and sewage contamination. The workshop will focus on improving communications skills through hands on practice and breakout groups to focus on specific skills. Learn More RSVP

EagleFest 2015

February 7, 2015: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Croton Point Park map
Guests can enjoy additional eagle viewing locations and activities along the Hudson River at no additional charge. Each is staffed by eagle experts with spotting scopes. When it’s time to warm up, attendees can take a break in the heated tents/buildings at the following sites. Learn More Buy Tickets

NYC Ambassador Workshop

February 7, 2015: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Bard MBA in Sustainability Classroom, Manhattan
Ambassador workshops are designed for existing Ambassadors to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills in advocating for the Hudson River. We also encourage new advocates to attend and learn about two crucial issues facing the Hudson: crude oil transport and sewage contamination. The workshop will focus on improving communications skills through hands on practice and breakout groups to focus on specific skills. Learn More RSVP

Ulster-Dutchess Ambassador Workshop

February 8, 2015: 1:00PM to November 8, 2015: 3:30PM
Esopus, TBA
Ambassador workshops are designed for existing Ambassadors to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills in advocating for the Hudson River. We also encourage new advocates to attend and learn about two crucial issues facing the Hudson: crude oil transport and sewage contamination. The workshop will focus on improving communications skills through hands on practice and breakout groups to focus on specific skills. Learn More RSVP

Citizen Science in the Hudson Valley

February 14, 2015: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Willows at Brandow Point, 480 NYS Route 385, Athens, NY map
Join Riverkeeper and other organizations that provide opportunities for residents to engage in citizen science, at an event hosted by the Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Greene Land Trust. Citizen scientists working with Riverkeeper gather the largest set of publicly available water quality data on where and when water in the Hudson River and several tributaries is safe for swimming, according to Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. In 2014, 149 locations were sampled at least monthly by citizen scientists at waterfront access points in New York City, and in the […] Learn More

How’s the Water in the Hudson and its Tributaries?

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February 22, 2015: 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Stonehedge Restaurant, 1694 Route 9W, West Park map
Riverkeeper will make a presentation about water quality testing results from the Hudson River and its tributaries, at a public meeting hosted by the Mid Hudson Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Riverkeeper conducts the most extensive water quality monitoring in the Hudson River estuary and its tributaries. The data is publicly available at riverkeeper.org/water-quality and is used to educate people about recreational use of the water, and to inform decision-makers about needed investments to improve water quality. The chapter’s board of directors meet at 2 p.m. Riverkeeper’s presentation begins […] Learn More

Beacon-Newburgh Ambassador Workshop

February 28, 2015: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Beacon, TBA
Ambassador workshops are designed for existing Ambassadors to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills in advocating for the Hudson River. We also encourage new advocates to attend and learn about two crucial issues facing the Hudson: crude oil transport and sewage contamination. The workshop will focus on improving communications skills through hands on practice and breakout groups to focus on specific skills. Learn More RSVP