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For immediate release: March 23, 2017 Contact: Leah Rae, Media Specialist lrae@riverkeeper.org; (914) 478-4501, ext. 238 Riverkeeper and Wallkill River Watershed Alliance release letter calling for Governor Cuomo and state Legislative leaders to fund DEC Study Public invited to learn more at Wallkill River Summit March […] More
RFK, Jr.'s historic 33-year run with Riverkeeper comes to a close
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
On March 10, 2017, after 33 years of transformational leadership on the Riverkeeper staff and board, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. notified our chairman, Joseph L. Boren, that he is ending his historic run with our group. The board and staff of Riverkeeper join together in […] More
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Join us for World Water Day for a screening of RiverBlue. More
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Good news: The legal steps are now in place to guide a thorough cleanup of the Hastings shoreline, one of the most contaminated areas of the Hudson River, where toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) have been poisoning river life for decades. It’s a major milestone in […] More
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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented. More
‘The public has never spoken so broadly or so loudly’ for the Hudson People in the Hudson Valley have spoken up for their river like never before. The last six months have brought out a unified plea in response to a proposal to dramatically increase […] More
Brian Nearing of the Albany Times Union follows up today on efforts by the New York State Comptroller to audit the Railroad Bridge Inspection Program. He learned this, among other things: DOT spokesman Gary Holmes said Tuesday that two major railroads running massive oil trains […] More
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The view from our patrol boat, last night and this morning as we departed southbound from Waterford. The changing weather is on dramatic display over the Hudson. Sunset, on a blustery Sunday evening. Early this morning. More
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Riverkeeper spent a full day collecting samples along the Upper Hudson Thursday, in partnership with Jarrett Engineers. By day’s end we gathered more than 30 samples from 150 miles of the river upstream of the Troy dam. Water Quality Program Director Dan Shapley draws a […] More
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Help us help Newburgh. Riverkeeper is fighting to make sure the toxic PFOS contamination affecting the city’s water supply is cleaned up, the reservoir is protected from future contamination – and that all those exposed to toxic drinking water contamination are provided blood testing as […] More
Hudson River Anchorages: Get the facts
Riverkeeper, elected officials and the general public are dismayed that some of the arguments being offered by the industry are blatant falsehoods – statements that are easily disputed by the facts. More
6 things you should know about the proposed anchorages
The Hudson River anchorage request is part of something much bigger – it comes amid a number of efforts to significantly increase the use of the Hudson as an oil shipping hub. More
2017 Fishermen's Ball
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