Events

Webinar: How’s the Water in the Hudson?

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July 1, 2015: 1:00PM to 1:45PM
Webinar
Join Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program Manager, Dan Shapley, for an informative and free webinar to learn about the findings of our new water quality report, “How’s the Water? 2015.” This year’s report includes: • new analysis of patterns of contamination in the Hudson River estuary that are relevant to the thousands of people who enjoy the river for swimming, tubing, fishing, boating and other recreation; • the first-ever detailed reporting of results from samples gathered by community scientists in the Catskill, Esopus, Rondout and Sparkill Creeks; the Pocantico and Wallkill […] Learn More Register

Are We Next? Lessons of Lac-Megantic–PAUSE Protest

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July 6, 2015: 11:45AM to 12:45PM
Lincoln Park to Executive Mansion, Albany, NY map
Join faith and labor leaders, students, and other concerned community members as we reflect upon the two-year anniversary of the tragedy in Lac-Megantic and work toward preventing a future disaster. PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy) will be organizing a march starting at Lincoln Park and ending at the Executive Mansion. For more information about the protest, please contact Sandy Steubing at ssteub@gmail.com or (518) 368-7045. Also, feel free to join the event on Facebook. Learn More

Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law Public Information Session

July 7, 2015: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Department of Environmental Conservation Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, 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

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

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

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

Citizen ‘Boat Brigade’ Patrol of the Wallkill River

July 25, 2015: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
DEC Boat Launch, 411 Springtown Road, New Paltz, NY map
As part of the new Wallkill River Watershed citizens group, a number of people who are concerned about the state of the Wallkill River will take part in the third in a series of “boat brigades” both to get to know and enjoy the river; and to observe conditions and report on any problems identified. This boat brigade is organized by Brenda Bowers and Arthur Cemelli. For more information, contact Ms. Bowers at brendabowers42@yahoo.com. Bring your own boat. New Paltz Kayak Tours will make kayaks available for some boat brigades, […] Learn More