Hudson River Valley Ramble

September 5, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Hudson Valley, NY map
The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer. The 16th Annual Ramble will take place on September 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, & 26/27, 2015! Learn More Find an event!

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

Live Screening: Back to School on PCBs in the Hudson

September 9, 2015: 1:01PM to 2:00PM
145 Palisade Street, Suite 412B Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 map
The Hudson River is more than a backdrop to us. It’s our classroom, our refuge and our inspiration. For that reason, we are thrilled to offer a group viewing of the Riverkeeper webinar: “Back to School on PCBs in the Hudson River.” Join others concerned about the health and conservation of the Hudson River at Curious-on-Hudson for a group viewing and discussion afterwards. There is no cost for this but please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Light refreshments will be served. Good company promised (but it’s up […] Learn More

Papal Encyclical on the Environment: A Call to All Humanity

An Environmental Message from the Pope Flier-page-001
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

Creek Week 2015: Wallkill Boat Brigade

September 20, 2015: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Pavilion at the Town Hall in Accord, 50 Scenic Drive, Accord, NY map
Join Riverkeeper’s citizen sampling partners and help take water samples at 18 locations downstream of the reservoir on the largest tributary of the Hudson River Estuary! For Creek Week, Rondout Valley High School students and other volunteers, supported by RiverKeeper, will form a Boat Brigade and in conjunction with WAVE, will conduct a visual study of the creek, looking for potential sources of pollution, erosion and wildlife habitats. Brigade participants should meet at the pavilion at the town hall in Accord.After the boat brigade, meet back at the pavilion at […] Learn More

National Estuaries Day Celebration: Science on the River

September 20, 2015: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, NY map
Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to learn about techniques scientists at the Hudson River Research Reserve and other regional research organizations use to study the Hudson river. At this free, hands-on event, participants of all ages will have a chance to get involved with demonstrations and activities for everyone. A few activities include, canoeing a tidal marsh of the Hudson (weather and space permitting), helping fish the waters of around Norrie Point to discover what organisms live there, observing how the types of organisms living in […] Learn More