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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

Radio Interview: Wallkill River and Watershed Water Quality

July 7, 2015: 8:00AM to 9:00AM
On Air - WDST 100.1 FM
Tune into WDST 100.1 FM or listen live for an interview about the Wallkill River and water quality in the Hudson River watershed. Jason West, the coordinator of the new Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, and Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Manager, will talk to Jimmy Buff, WDST’s program director and morning show host. We’ll discuss the early work of the newly formed Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, including results of the first and second Boat Brigades. We’ll also talk about the next meeting of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, July […] Learn More Listen Online

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

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

Riverkeeper NYC Happy Hour

July 29, 2015: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Beer Authority 300 W 40th St New York, NY 10018 map
Riverkeeper is hosting a happy hour at the Beer Authority in Manhattan to celebrate and thank our many volunteers, Ambassadors, Junior Council, members and friends. Please join us to raise a glass to clean water! Learn More RSVP

Swimmable Water Weekend

July 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015
After the great success of last year’s Swimmable Water Weekend, Waterkeeper Alliance is working to engage even more Waterkeeper organizations across the globe in this year’s celebration, taking place July 31 – August 2, 2015. We’re highlighting the importance of swimmable water in your communities by engaging Waterkeeper organizations and their supporters in this year’s events. Waterkeepers from around the world will plunge into their local bodies of water for a swim to promote the importance of clean and swimmable waterways, while educating their supporters on the most pressing issues […] Learn More More Information