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Esopus Creek
The Esopus Creek (Photo by Sean Monahan via Twitter)
Riverkeeper’s water quality monitoring projects of the Saw Mill River, Catskill Creek and Esopus Creek kicked off the 2017 season Thursday, with community scientists gathering samples from 50 locations. Samples from the Esopus and Catskill creeks are processed in our Riverport Lab in Kingston at the […] More
Mouth of Steinway Creek - north end
Riverkeeper launched our East River sampling program today, building on a pilot project in 2016 in collaboration with CUNY Queens College. We’re measuring Enterococcus, a fecal indicator bacteria, as well as dissolved oxygen and other physical and chemical data. Angel Montero of CUNY Queens College assists Riverkeeper […] More
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Jason Ratchford with Capt. John Lipscomb. (Photo courtesy SUNY Cobleskill)
We pause briefly, the week before our 2017 water quality sampling season begins, to acknowledge, thank and welcome some of the people who have contributed to our project’s success of late. We are fortunate to work with many partners, including dozens of individual community scientists […] More
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, in partnership with New Paltz Kayaking Tours, will host a third year of public paddles on the Wallkill River. Boat Brigades are kayak outings designed both to enjoy and celebrate the river, and to investigate and report any problems that are […] More
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Thanks to an historic New York State commitment to clean water, hundreds of millions of dollars will flow to improve water quality and protect drinking water – starting now. More than $250 million in grants is now available to New York State communities to improve […] More
SIA outfall
Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, observes an orange-colored discharge from a stormwater outfall near the Stewart International Airport in Town of New Windsor. (Photo by Leah Rae / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper's work in Newburgh since the city's primary drinking water reservoir, Washington Lake, was found to be contaminated with toxic PFOS has drawn much attention. But our work doesn't stop there. Our work in the area in recent years started with collaborative monitoring project with the Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance, and we continue to act as a watchdog for water quality in the watershed serving the city's reservoirs. More
Environmental Law Section Committee on Legislation’s 2017 Legislative Forum and Luncheon will feature a panel discussion, titled, “Rising to the Top: Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.” (2017 Legislative Forum Agenda) The panel is described as a “discussion on New York’s comprehensive clean water and infrastructure […] More
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Riverkeeper has updated our website with data from a special April patrol of the Hudson River Estuary. The patrol was timed to capture the impact of wet weather, to support partner research into pharmaceuticals and other wastewater impacts. We saw the results in the data, […] More
First sample of 2017 season
Carol Knudson of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory grabs the first sample of the 2017 season from the Riverkeeper patrol boat on April 4, 2017. (Photo by John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper will gather water samples from New York Harbor to the Capital District this week, with a special early patrol timed to gather water samples after rain. More
Monhegan Brook sewage overflow
Sewage overflows, such as this suspected overflow in the Monhegan Brook, a Wallkill River tributary in Middletown, are common in the Hudson River Watershed during rain. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
When it rains, it pours sewage. If lawmakers finalizing the budget need any more reasons to go big on new investments in water infrastructure, the recent rains provided them. Below is a quick accounting of sewage overflows reported by communities in the Hudson River Watershed since […] More
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and state legislative leaders are in the final stages of negotiating the next New York State budget, with potentially historic levels of new funding for clean water projects. Riverkeeper has been advocating for several measures. Here’s what we will be watching […] More
Join Riverkeeper, SUNY Cobleskill and our hosts at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to learn about Mohawk River water quality monitoring projects, and how you can get involved. Join us for one of two sessions, at 9 or 10 a.m. SUNY Cobleskill and Riverkeeper have monitored Mohawk River Water […] More
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