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Vice Chair Crowley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announce Removal of Abandoned Barges in Flushing Bay

For Immediate Release Originally posted by Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley Queens, NY – On Monday, May 23, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, was joined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Flushing Bay advocates at a press conference at the World’s Fair Marina to announce the removal of abandoned barges that for too long have contaminated the waterway and posed a safety hazard for vessels navigating the channel in Flushing Bay. “Flushing Bay continues to […]

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Ralph Lauren was honoured for his environmental work at an event in New York

Leonardo DiCaprio, Ralph Lauren Recipients of ‘Big Fish’ Award at Riverkeeper’s Fishermen’s Ball

Riverkeeper 50th Anniversary Fishermen’s Ball Raises $1.6 million

Riverkeeper 50th Anniversary: Fishermen’s Ball
NEW YORK – May 19, 2016 – Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate, held its 50th Anniversary Fishermen’s Ball in New York last night set against the backdrop of the Hudson River, one the organization’s proudest success stories.

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Sustainability Saturday: Plastic Pollution & the Riverkeeper Trash Attack

Groups launch water sampling effort in mid-Hudson streams

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2016 Contact: Sheila Buff, Saw Kill Watershed Community, sheilabuff@frontiernet.net or 518-353-2686, Kaare Christian, Roe Jan Watershed Association, kaare@nysite.com or 646-431-5954 Eli Dueker, Bard College, edueker@bard.edu or 845-752-2338 Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper, dshapley@riverkeeper.org or 914-478-4501 x226 Community science projects will monitor Saw Kill and Roeliff Jansen Kill; New lab at Bard College to analyze samples The Saw Kill Watershed Community and the Roe Jan Watershed Association, two new citizens groups, are teaming up with the new Bard Water Lab and Riverkeeper to launch community science projects to […]

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NY Congressman Asks DoD To Investigate Newburgh Water Contamination

Climate activists protest oil shipments at New York port hub

Celebrity well-wishers celebrate Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary at Fishermen’s Ball

Hundreds of clean water supporters will gather on the Hudson River for the 50th Anniversary Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball to honor environmental leaders and raise critical funds and awareness for Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate.

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Riverkeeper calls on Port Authority and Stewart ANG Base to stop PFOS discharges

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2016 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Director of Communications (914) 478-4501 ext. 239; cweathers@riverkeeper.org City of Newburgh’s drinking water is put at risk by ‘emerging contaminant.’ Newburgh, NY – Riverkeeper has issued the attached letter to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Stewart Air National Guard Base calling for immediate cessation of all discharges at the base and airport that have tested positive for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). The letter states: “The public health of the 29,000 people – families and their children – […]

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