Friends of Muchattoes Lake Fall Projects

October 3, 2015: 8:00AM to October 31, 2015: 12:00PM
Muchattoes Lake map
Join the Friends of Muchattoes Lake Project and the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance for a variety of projects this fall around the lake. Over the next month, they will be meeting for the next four Saturdays to clear areas around the lake, and to plant and maintain native plants.Please bring any tools you have, including: sickles, pruning shears, square edged shovels, pitchforks, weed whackers, and trash bags. Organizers encourage participants to dress in long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and heavy gloves. Participants are also encouraged to bring drinking water. The projects […] Learn More

Ferry Sloops Monthly Meeting: Water Quality, Moving from Monitoring to Action

October 7, 2015: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Shattemuc Yacht Club map
Come learn about the results of water quality monitoring projects conducted by Riverkeeper and its partners, including Ossining High School, where students and teachers are sampling the beach at Engel Waterfront Park. The audience will learn about results that can inform decisionmaking about when and where to swim, as well as actions that we can take to improve water quality. Learn More

Community Tree & Shrub Planting along Sparkill Creek

October 10, 2015: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Behind 564 Route 340 Sparkill, NY map
Community Tree & Shrub Planting along Sparkill Creek Learn More RSVP

Neversink Reservoir Paddle

October 11, 2015: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Neversink Reservoir
The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC’s water system with it’s spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs. In 2012, the DEP opened the reservoir for the first time to recreational use by permit only for canoes and kayaks. NYC H2O is excited to share the experience of paddling on the beautiful and pristine Neversink Reservoir. We endorse the DEP’s forward thinking use […] Learn More Buy Tickets

Southeast New York Stormwater Conference

October 14, 2015: 8:00AM to 3:30PM
Dutchess Manor, 263 NY-9D, Beacon, NY map
Riverkeeper will be among the presenters at the 15th Annual Southeast New York Stormwater Conference and Trade Show. Riverkeeper will present information about its ongoing water quality monitoring program, which includes sampling for fecal-indicating bacteria in the Hudson River Estuary, in collaboration with CUNY Queens College and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; as well as a growing community science program, which samples tributaries and waterfronts in partnership with a variety of local groups and individuals. The Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts’ annual conference is an opportunity for municipal staff […] Learn More Register

When Nuclear Reactors Close: Challenges for U.S. Reactor Decommissioning

October 15, 2015: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10025 map
In the next decades most of the currently-operating U.S. nuclear power reactors are anticipated to close for aging, safety and economic reasons. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Hudson Clearwater, and the New York Society for Ethical Culture seek to raise awareness of the significant public health, environmental, societal and financial challenge of decommissioning, now and in the coming decades, and identify sound and just paths forward. Learn More

Walkway To Paris: A Rally for Climate Action

October 16, 2015: 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Walkway Over the Hudson map
This event will send a strong message to delegates attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference approaching in Paris about the importance of drastically reducing fossil fuel emissions. Climate-related art & music, speakers and food. Hosted by New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Riverkeeper & local environmental groups. Learn More

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Meeting

October 21, 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

The Hudson: A River at Risk Film Screening

Hudson River At Risk Poster
October 22, 2015: 6:15PM to 8:30PM
Budarz Theatre, Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562 map
Join the Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series for free a screening of The Hudson: A River at Risk, which chronicles 3 time-sensitive issues affecting our Hudson River. This film will explore Crude Oil rail transport, Tapan Zee Bridge construction, and Indian point. The screening will provide a view of our Hudson that exposes both a cause for alarm, and the Hudson's fragility. Learn More

Come Run the River at Randall’s Island Park!

October 24, 2015: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
20 Randall's Island Park, New York, NY, 10035 map
Come Run the River with us, on Saturday, October 24th, as Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) joins forces with Riverkeeper to spread awareness and raise funds to protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands, fields, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. Enjoy spectacular views of Manhattan as you run along the Park’s scenic East River and Hell Gate Inlet shorelines. Learn More