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As part of Climate Week, environmentalists who protect the Hudson and Jordan Rivers will join with religious leaders in New York City for an interfaith ceremony focusing on the shared risk communities and ecosystems across the globe face from climate disruption.  More
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Stopping water pollution is an untapped strategy to mitigate climate change, suggests a recently published Queens College study using data gathered from Riverkeeper’s patrol boat   Contacts: Shawn Rhea, The Graduate Center, CUNY, (212) 817-7180, srhea@gc.cuny.edu Leah Rae, Riverkeeper, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238, lrae@riverkeeper.org Potent […] More
A Living River is a new 24-minute film from National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster that chronicles the efforts of Riverkeeper, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and others to restore the life and the ecosystem in the Hudson River. Watch it below. More
Riverkeeper statement on Department of Health’s proposed standards for drinking water   Riverkeeper commends the New York State Department of Health for proposing to set drinking water standards, or “maximum contaminant levels” (MCLs) for the toxic chemicals PFOA and PFOS. If adopted, New York’s proposed […] More
NYS Legislature passes landmark climate bill
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Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Historic Legislation into Law More
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During the annual Riverkeeper Sweep shoreline cleanup event on May 4, 2,400 volunteers cleaned up 32 tons of trash & debris from 122 locations in NYC & the Hudson Valley. Plastic bottles were the most pervasive item noted in the trash, fueling new efforts to […] More
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See the results of the massive May 4 cleanup along the shorelines of the Hudson Valley & NYC. The most commonly found item? Plastic bottles. Help us target pollution by expanding New York’s bottle bill.   The results are in! Here is what we achieved […] More
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The Hudson River, its living creatures, and the wider environment are simply not being considered at this vital stage in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study on storm flood protection. We need to prepare for both storms and sea level rise, without harming the […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May.   In a way, I’ve been sweeping as long as […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May. Please visit Riverkeeper.org/Sweep to sign up for a project happening […] More
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Randy Alstadt (fourth from left) giving a tour of the Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility to members of the Hudson 7.
The operator of the largest drinking water treatment plant on Hudson River will represent ‘Hudson 7’ communities on the new committee. On Monday, March 25, the Hudson River Safety, Operations, and Navigation Steering Committee voted to elect Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility Water Plant Administrator Randy […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May. Please visit Riverkeeper.org/Sweep to sign up for a project happening […] More

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