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New Water Quality Data for the Hudson, and a One-of-a-Kind Saw Mill River Snapshot

The results of water quality sampling during Riverkeeper’s September Hudson River patrol are now available at the Water Quality section at riverkeeper.org. The water quality monitoring portion of this September’s patrol took place during wet weather. At least an inch of rain fell in the 72 hours before sampling at all locations tested, and much more in most places. Not surprisingly, our samples from most New York City and Albany sites failed the EPA’s recommended criteria for safe swimming (60 Entero/100 mL). However, Entero counts at some mid–channel sites around […] Learn More

Sierra Club joins groups asking EPA for more Hudson River PCBs cleanup

Floodwaters send sewage into Capital Region rivers, creeks

Putting Hudson’s Sewer Issues into Context

Campaign Highlights Three Ways Homeowners Can Protect Water Quality

County Health Departments join Riverkeeper in SepticSmart Week outreach to reduce costly and environmentally damaging septic system failures. Learn More

Volunteers Enjoyed Beautiful Weather While Helping Popular Creek in High Falls

DEP takes big step for sustainable infrastructure with ‘Envision’

Riverkeeper is proud to see a progressive approach take hold in the infrastructure world: The “Envision” protocol, a system to make sure projects are designed sustainably, using smart, energy-efficient features. We’re especially proud of the role we were able to play, through the work of our board member Paul Zofnass. The Envision protocol grew out of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Akin to the LEED rating system for green buildings, it is being embraced by engineers and government agencies alike. Paul Zofnass […] Learn More

Hudson River fix will take a collective community effort

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria In The Hudson

Research Asks – How Clean Is The Mohawk River?