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

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

Learn about Solar Power with Solarize at Beacon Second Saturday

October 10, 2015: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Main St & Schenck Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 map
Interested in learning more about solar power? Head out to Second Saturday in Beacon this Saturday from 2pm-5pm to learn about solar power systems for your home or office! Solarize Beacon will discuss their solar discounting program, including financing options available by RUPCO and NYSERDA grants for renters and low-income homeowners. Solarize Beacon is part of Solarize Hudson Valley a popular group purchasing and community education strategy that has more than doubled the amount of solar electricity in several hundred New England communities. It reduces confusion for customers, and marketing […] Learn More

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

Rockland County Fall Waterway Cleanups

A volunteer at a past Fall Waterways Cleanup event. Photo courtesy of Keep Rockland Beautiful
October 17, 2015: 9:00AM to October 25, 2015: 12:00PM
Rockland Country, NY
Join Rockland Country residents this fall to help cleanup local area waterways! In 2014, over 500 volunteers throughout the county removed tons of litter from streets, parks, and waterways to improve our region for humans and the environment alike. This Fall Keep Rockland Beautiful will be holding the following cleanups: Sparkill Creek Saturday, October 17, from 9am-12pm (rain or shine) Participants can check-in and pick up supplies at Christ Episcopal Church at 5 New Street, Sparkill, NY Interested in attending? register for the Sparkill Cleanup! For more information, contact the […] Learn More

We’re having a Solar Party

October 18, 2015: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
We’ve teamed up with SolarCity to help lower your utility bills and your carbon footprint — all while helping support our mission to protect the Hudson River and New York City’s drinking water supply. Learn More RSVP

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