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At its annual Summer Splash gala at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, N.Y., Riverkeeper will celebrate two Hudson River champions Riverkeeper will celebrate and honor the work of Fran Dunwell, recently retired coordinator of the New York State Hudson River Estuary Program, and Dr. […] More
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Stella Blue’s Band is excited to announce the fourth annual Free Dead in the Park concert to benefit Riverkeeper, presented by The Capitol Theatre and RYTHM Cannabis. More
Riverkeeper commends Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for passing a state budget that allocates significant environmental funding and supports policy wins including significant staffing increases for the Department of Environmental Conservation. • $500 million for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which will […] More
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In Riverkeeper’s annual day of service for the Hudson, more than 1,400 volunteers will remove trash and foster healthy vegetation along the shorelines. Contact: Leah Rae, [email protected], 914-715-6821 More than 1,400 volunteers are expected to turn out on May 6 for the 12th Annual Riverkeeper […] More
As one of Mission Blue's "Hope Spots," the New York - New Jersey Harbor Estuary is "evidence of what people can do when they care and when people put in the work for a better place for nature and for humans," Dr. Silvia Earle says. More
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Holtec, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear plant, is holding off on its planned discharges of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson in May. According to the Decommissioning Oversight Board chair, the decision will allow time to independently analyze the spent fuel pool […] More
Holtec adds insult to injury with early discharge plan Holtec, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has informed the Indian Point Energy Center Decommissioning Oversight Board that it intends to begin releasing radioactive wastewater from the plant into the Hudson […] More
Commenting on Army Corps’ $52 billion proposal for storm surge protection, Riverkeeper urges a broader approach that avoids environmental harm and addresses the full combination of flood risks – sea level rise, tidal flooding, rising groundwater and heavy rainfall – not just storm surge. More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it would set health-protective limits for several perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water at concentrations close to zero, establishing the first federal limits on pollution from the class of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS. Riverkeeper has […] More
NYLPI
The settlement provides for independent oversight of waste transfer stations’ efforts to contain odor, noise, dust, and manage stormwater. New York, NY, January 4, 2023 – Two residents of Southeast Queens and environmental organizations Riverkeeper and NY/NJ Baykeeper, represented by New York Lawyers for the Public […] More
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