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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). […] 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
http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20180523/NEWS/180529898 More
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/5/23/adrian-grenier-joins-espinal-ban-plastic-straws-across-nyc More
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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2,000 volunteers to clean shorelines & plant trees at 100+ locations from the Adirondacks to New York City; Petitions circulating for statewide plastic bag ban Ossining, N.Y. – In a massive, one-day effort stretching from New York Harbor to the Adirondack Mountains, some 2,000 volunteers […] More

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