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Riverkeeper: Agreement to reduce sewage pollution in NYC is a good start

… over 18 years to reduce the flow of sewage into the Hudson River, East River, Newtown Creek, Gowanus Canal and other city waterways. The order reflects Riverkeeper’s goals of prioritizing … Read More

Riverkeeper’s 11 Biggest Wins in 2011

… Brooklyn’s polluted waterways Riverkeeper marked major victories in its efforts to clean up the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek in Brooklyn in 2011. On Newtown Creek, the EPA ordered a Superfund … Read More

How Is the Water? A story of sewage contamination on the Hudson

… there were 10 other sites that had unacceptable counts 50%, or more, of the times we sampled: Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn – 50%; Newtown Creek, Metropolitan Ave. Bridge, Brooklyn – 53%; … Read More

2010 Achievements

… After major advocacy campaigns by Riverkeeper and Brooklyn groups, Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal are listed by the EPA as “national priority” superfund sites, guaranteeing … Read More

Get your pair of Jack Johnson tickets!

… allows for one Riverkeeper boat patrol from Ossining to NY Harbor, including Newton Creek and the Gowanus Canal. DON’T FORGET! Each donation through the Jack Johnson Matching Gift Campaign is … Read More

Riverkeeper Brings Awareness to Clean Water Issues on Earth Day

… Observatory scientist Greg O’Mullan. The film highlighted Riverkeeper’s work on the Gowanus Canal and can be viewed below. And you can continue to support Riverkeeper by stopping by … Read More

Riverkeeper Makes an Impact on Earth Day

… & Staff Attorney Josh Verleun are filmed aboard the Riverkeeper boat during a patrol of the Gowanus Canal. Whole Foods screening of the film TAPPED: Whole Foods Market is sponsoring a film … Read More

Dolphin Sighting in Newtown Creek

… stated John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Operator. “ A few years ago, we saw a whale in the Gowanus Canal. Sadly and typically, when these mammals come into urban inland waterways, it’s … Read More

Rvk Aerial Patrols: Taking to the Sky to Protect New York’s Waters

… York City to Catskill in the mid-Hudson Valley. In Brooklyn, Riverkeeper’s team hovered over the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, two of the most highly contaminated waterways in the country. The … Read More

Heads of Leading Environmental Organizations Outline Bold Vision for Quadricentennial Decade

… aging infrastructure to eliminate combined sewage overflows; the dredging of PCBs; declaring the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek as Superfund sites; the reduction of power plant and development … Read More
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