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The Long Term Plan to Improve the Health of the Hutchinson River

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection will present information about its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combine sewage overflows into the Hutchinson River. This is an important opportunity for the public to learn about, and provide input about the plan, and whether or not it supports the recreational uses of the river that the public desires. To RSVP, email ltcp@dep.nyc.gov or call (718) 595-5565. For background on the effort, read this The Hutchinson River: More than a Parkway. Learn More

SeaChange 2014: Paper Boat Flotilla at Ossining Boat and Canoe Club

September 11, 2014: 4:00PM to 10:00PM
Ossining Boat and Canoe Club map
SeaChange: We All Live Downstream: IS A PARTICIPATORY VOYAGE DOWN THE HUDSON RIVER IN SMALL BOATS MADE OF PAPER – INITIATED BY BROOKLYN-BASED BOATBUILDING COLLECTIVE MARE LIBERUM AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS 350.ORG. Riverkeeper’s Dan Shapley will greet the flotilla and friends at the Ossining Waterfront to deliver a short talk about our water quality program and the threat of crude oil transport down the Hudson. Please join us for this unique and exciting event. Please be sure to bring a potluck dish and let us know what you’re bringing. […] Learn More RSVP

Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus

September 13, 2014: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Tina Chorvas Park East Bridge Street Saugerties 12477 map
As part of Ulster County Creek Week and the Hudson River Valley Ramble, Riverkeeper and the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership, are hosting a kayak tour of the tidal Lower Esopus Creek. This trip is appropriate only for people who have previous kayak experience. Potential hazards include but are not limited to Hudson River tides and currents, as well as boat traffic. Anyone under 18 must be experienced in a boat and accompanied by an adult guardian. Learn about the natural history and environmental issues facing the Lower Esopus Creek, with […] Learn More Buy Tickets

How’s the Water in the Rondout Creek?

September 14, 2014: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Accord Community Center, 50 Scenic Rd, Accord, NY map
Riverkeeper will present information in Accord about citizen science monitoring of water quality in the Rondout Creek as part of Ulster Creek Week. Learn More

International Coastal Cleanup Day at Randall’s Island, NYC

September 20, 2014
Randall's Island Park
Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance will lead volunteers in several service projects across this sensitive urban park in NYC. Randall’s Island offers a rare wildlife haven in the shadow of NYC, with a newly restored wetland that provides wildlife habitat and erosion protection for the island. Volunteers will be assisting in debris cleanup, invasive species removal, mulching sensitive habitat and fencing areas to protect from litter. Specific time and location of this event will be shown at sign up website. Sign up for Randall’s Island: Sign up Learn More Sign Up

People’s Climate March: A Riverkeeper Call to Action

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September 21, 2014: 11:00AM to 4:00AM
Manhattan, New York City
THIS IS AN INVITATION TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, Riverkeeper will take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for […] Learn More RSVP

Building Local Capacity for Watershed Restoration: Investing in Wastewater and Stormwater for Sustainability and Resilience

October 7, 2014: 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Henry A. Wallace Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538 map
The Hudson River Watershed Alliance's annual watershed conference is titled "Building Local Capacity for Watershed Restoration: Investing in Wastewater and Stormwater for Sustainability and Resilience." Learn More

EcoSalon 2014: Taking Renewables and Energy Efficiency to the Next Level

October 9, 2014: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Riverkeeper’s EcoSalon features thought leaders in energy policy, finance and architecture, with insights on how to craft a sound, sustainable energy plan — and make our public/private spaces more livable in the bargain. Learn More Purchase Tickets

Diocesan Environment Workshop with Keynote Speaker Paul Gallay

October 11, 2014: 9:00AM to 3:30PM
Trinity Church, 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining NY map
Finding Courage. Finding Hope: Exploring the meaning of environmental stewardship in your church & community Learn More Register

Riverkeeper Sweep 2015

Riverkeeper Sweep 3-3
May 9, 2015
Throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley
The 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep is our fourth annual day of service for the Hudson River. Learn More