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SeaChange Flotilla Landing: Stopping Crude Oil on the Hudson with Riverkeeper and 350.org

September 7, 2014: 5:00PM to 8:30PM
Newburgh Rowing Club map
Please join Riverkeeper, 350.org, Seachange, and “The Node” for a community presentation and meeting on Global Partner’s proposed tar sands oil heating facility in New Winsdor/Newburgh. Bring a dish for potluck! Program Description We will welcome the Seachange: We All Live Downstream Climate Justice Flotilla. Activists from 350.org and Mare Liberum are canoeing down the Hudson from Troy to the People’s Climate March in Manhattan on Sept. 21st stopping at Ports of Call along the way. Riverkeeper is partnering with the flotilla to catalyze action about the dual threat to […] Learn More Facebook Group

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

September 9, 2014: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
177 Dreiser Loop, 2 nd Floor Auditorium B, Bronx, NY map
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 (OBCC)

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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 Boat and Canoe Club (OBCC) Ossining Waterfront to deliver a short talk about our water quality program and the threat of crude oil transport down the Hudson. Introductory remarks will be made by Pamela Boyce Simms of Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub. Please join us for this […] Learn More

Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus

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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

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September 20, 2014: 10:00AM to 1:30PM
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

Riverkeeper Beer Tasting Event at Peekskill Brewery

September 24, 2014: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Peekskill Brewery, 47-53 South Water Street, Peekskill, NY map
Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. The festival features craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food, and a farmers market. Admission is free. We need your help to name this beer! Enter your name here by Sept. 8. Riverkeeper staff will announce finalists the week of September […] Learn More

Riverkeeper Beer Tasting Event at Captain Lawrence

September 26, 2014: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY map
Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. are brewing a first-of-its-kind collaboration beer to benefit Riverkeeper. The harvest ale will be brewed at Peekskill Brewery, and will be available to the public at the third-annual Hudson Hop and Harvest festival October 4, from 2-9 p.m. at Peekskill Riverfront Green Park. The festival features craft beer, live music, farm-to-table food, and a farmers market. Admission is free. We need your help to name this beer! Enter your name here by Sept. 8. Riverkeeper staff will announce finalists the week of September […] Learn More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Inc. to honor Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper

September 27, 2014: 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. will honor Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay as its 2014 Conservation Award recipient at its 11th Annual Conservation Fund Benefit Dinner in Roscoe, N.Y. Learn More