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Grey to Green Free Workshop: Rainfall and Combined Sewer Overflows

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September 1, 2015: 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Williamsburg Charter School, 198 Varet Street Brooklyn, NY map
Did you know that rainfall can overwhelm the sewer system and cause a combined sewer overflow (CSOs)? That means raw sewage along with pollutants like oil, heavy metals, and litter, dump untreated into Newtown Creek. This educational event will provide a general overview of combined sewer systems, and about green infrastructure. This event is presented by Grey to Green free Workshops. Learn More Reserve your free ticket here

Webinar: Back to School on PCBs in the Hudson

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September 9, 2015: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
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This fall, as GE prepares to shut down its cleanup of the PCBs it dumped in the Upper Hudson River, we’ll be hosting a “back to school” web class on what the company has done to date, and the mess it’s planning on leaving behind. Learn More Register

Public Meeting on Combined Sewage Overflows Long Term Control Plans for Hutchinson River and Westchester Creek

September 16, 2015: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Public School 071-Rose E. Scala, 3040 Roberts Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 map
The New York State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) Long Term Control Plans (LCTP) that will identify and evaluate alternatives to reduce the impact of CSOs in New York City waterways. In 2014 the DEP submitted the Long Term Control Plans (LTCP) for the Hutchinson River and Westchester Creek to the New York Department of Environmental Protection for review. This meeting will go over the plans and their proposed projects and alternatives. To RSVP, please e-mail ltcp@dep.nyc.gov or call (718) 595-4148. To learn more […] Learn More to RSVP, please e-mail here

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance Meeting

September 16, 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

Volunteer Event: International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 19, 2015: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Randall's Island
Join Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance to make NYC shine as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19. In 2014, 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash during as part of ICC. The data collected during these cleanups raises awareness, identifies hotspots for debris, and informs policy solutions. 70% of marine debris originated on land and small steps at home can lead to big results. With YOUR help, we can contribute to this important work […] Learn More

SUBMERGE: NYC Marine Science Festival

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October 3, 2015: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Pier 26 in Tribeca map
Head down to SUBMERGE: NYC Marine Science Festival, a free, day-long science extravaganza focused on raising awareness about our local coastal waters. Celebrate local marine science with hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking, and more! Interactive demonstrations will bring marine science and engineering to life, inspiring audience of all ages. Please come down to support Riverkeeper and our partners, and be sure to check out our table with information about our Water Quality Program. SUBMERGE is presented by a partnership with the Hudson River Park and the […] Learn More

Ferry Sloops Monthly Meeting: Water Quality, Moving from Monitoring to Action

October 7, 2015: 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Shattemuc Yacht Club map
Come learn about the results of water quality monitoring projects conducted by Riverkeeper and its partners, including Ossining High School, where students and teachers are sampling the beach at Engel Waterfront Park. The audience will learn about results that can inform decisionmaking about when and where to swim, as well as actions that we can take to improve water quality. Learn More

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