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Storm surge flood barriers being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers in response to Hurricane Sandy, threaten river health Contacts: Eileen Shader, American Rivers, (570) 856-1128, eshader@americanrivers.org Leah Rae, Riverkeeper, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238, lrae@riverkeeper.org Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Hudson […] More
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The New York State Senate today passed legislation to prevent the use of "purse seines," the enormous nets being used by industrial fishing operations, to harvest Atlantic menhaden (also known as “bunker”) in New York State waters. The Assembly passed the measure on Monday (A.2571/S.2317). The bill goes to Governor Cuomo's office for his signature. More
Explosives To Take Down Old Tappan Zee Bridge More
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Riverkeeper is teaming up with Newtown Creek Alliance, Billion Oyster Project and design firm SITU on an experiment: Installing oyster-shell structures on industrial bulkheads, with the hope of fostering habitat for native creatures. In the industrial waterway between Brooklyn and Queens, miles of sheet pile […] More
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This spring, with your help, we cleaned up tons of plastic pollution from the shorelines and collected thousands of signatures in support of an effective statewide plastic bag ban for New York. This week, we’re hand-delivering the message to Albany, in a bunch of reusable […] More
Seven communities, representing 100,000 people who rely on the river as source of drinking water, create Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council Municipal leaders from the Towns of Esopus, Lloyd, Hyde Park, City and Town of Poughkeepsie and the Village and Town of Rhinebeck meet […] More
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http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/5/23/adrian-grenier-joins-espinal-ban-plastic-straws-across-nyc More
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Mohonk Consultations is honoring John Lipscomb, Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President for Advocacy at Riverkeeper, with its 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award. More
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