Events

Trains, Pipelines, and Barges: Public Forum on Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley

July 9, 2015: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Kingston City Hall• 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 map
On July 9th at 6:30pm, join the Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline New York (CAPP-NY) at Kingston City Hall for an public forum on crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley! Learn More RSVP

Forum on Translational Ecology

July 10, 2015: 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Cary Institute auditorium 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44) Millbrook, NY map
The Forum on Translational Ecology will provide undergraduate and graduate students with insight into how science is translated to the public by professionals. Educators, scientists, activists, artists, and policymakers will share their experiences communicating ecological concepts to diverse audiences. A morning session, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., will include speakers representing each field. They will share their insights about translating ecology for different audiences and purposes, discuss the major challenges and rewards of communicating the results of scientific studies, and share advice for students who are interested in translational ecology. […] Learn More

Ossining Beach Cleanup

July 11, 2015: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Louis Engel Park, Westerly Road, Ossining, map
Town of Ossining is organizing a cleanup of its Hudson River beach at Louis Engel Park on Saturday, July 11 (rain date is Saturday July 18). The goal of the cleanup is to remove weeds, stack drift wood, remove trash and rake the sand. All are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Bring your own gloves and rakes. Lunch and water will be provided for those who work. Riverkeeper has been working with Ossining and others to clear barriers to greater use of the beach. Learn More

Paul Blanch to Present Info on Siting of Spectra AIM Pipeline Next to Indian Point

July 15, 2015: 2:00PM to 4:30PM
Hendrick Hudson Library; 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548 map
On Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 PM nuclear expert Paul Blanch will preview critical new information about the Spectra AIM Pipeline and then make a formal presentation to a special meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Petition Review Board. Media is invited to the preview press conference and then to listen to Mr. Blanch and pipeline expert Richard Kuprewicz present to the NRC Petition Review Board. Following the NRC Presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions. Media is also invited to tour the proposed pipeline site before and/or […] Learn More

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Meeting

July 15, 2015: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
New Paltz Village Hall, 25 Plattekiill Avenue, New Paltz map
The second meeting of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, the citizens group formed this year to advocate for one of the Hudson’s largest tributaries, is Wednesday, July 15. 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

Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law Public Information Session

July 16, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
SUNY Ulster Community College, Vanderlyn Hall, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY map
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is taking public comments until 5 p.m. on July 31 on proposed regulations that will govern the implementation of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law, which was passed in 2012 with support of a coalition led by Riverkeeper. The law requires that all discharges of raw or partially treated sewage from publicly owned treatment plants, pipes, manholes, pump stations and other infrastructure be reported publicly within four hours. Those reports are currently being made to registered users of the via the NY-ALERT system […] Learn More

Indian Point: Danger on the Hudson Forum – Indian Point Nuclear Plant & AIM

July 18, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Goddard Riverside Community Center 593 Columbus Ave. and W. 88th St. New York, NY map
Program: Welcome and Goals – Catherine Skopic – SDIPN Chair, Legislative Committee Commemoration – Church Rock & Trinity Test – Ken Gale, WBAI, Eco-Logic Speakers: Tim Judson – Executive Director, NIRS (Nuclear Information and Resource Service) “The Nuclear Industry, Indian Point, Energy Reliability” Andy Padian – “Energy Efficiency and Solar Power; Replacing Indian Point” Paul Blanch – Nuclear power experience; engineer; 3-Mile Island witness “Risk of AIM Pipeline and Failure of the NRC to Analyze the Risk” Political Action – Contacting Your Councilmember, IP Resolution Int 0694 Audience Participation – […] Learn More

Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law Public Information Session

July 22, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Federal Building, 4th Floor Board Room, 90 Church Street, Manhattan map
NOTE: People planning to attend this meeting, should register at: https://eventbrite.com/event/17426022703/ no later than 5:00 p.m. July 20, 2015. The Federal Building’s security policy requires entities using their rooms to provide a list of attendees prior to the meeting. Please bring picture ID with you to the meeting, to use at check-in. Leave extra time for checking in the building. It can take 30 minutes or more to clear security. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is taking public comments until 5 p.m. on July 31 on proposed regulations that […] Learn More Registration required

Candles for a Cleaner Hudson–Beacon

July 23, 2015: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Riverfront Park, Beacon NY map
The Cities of Newburgh and Beacon are planning a candlelight vigil called Candles for a Cleaner Hudson for July 23. Below are the details for the times of the event in Beacon: 6:00 p.m. Beacon arrival time 7:30 p.m. Candles are handed out 7:45 p.m. Master of ceremonies makes announcement and begins candle lighting 8:00 p.m. Closing Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson will have a citizen action table with petitions and more info on Hudson River PCBs (including Dept. of Health literature on fishing in the Hudson). For more information […] Learn More

Candles for a Cleaner Hudson–Newburgh

July 23, 2015: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
City of Newburgh map
The Cities of Newburgh and Beacon are planning a candlelight vigil called Candles for a Cleaner Hudson for July 23. Below are the details for the times of the event in Newburgh: 7:00 p.m. Newburgh arrival time 7:30 p.m. Candles are handed out 7:45 p.m. Master of ceremonies makes announcement and begins candle lighting 8:00 p.m. Closing Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson will have a citizen action table with petitions and more info on Hudson River PCBs (including Dept. of Health literature on fishing in the Hudson). For more information […] Learn More