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On anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Riverkeeper testifies in support of a comprehensive approach to protection from climate change, sea level rise and tidal flooding – and against plans for costly, ill-conceived storm surge barriers. Riverkeeper testified this afternoon before the New York City Council Committee […] More
In September, my colleague Sebastian Pillitteri and I traveled North to visit The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, located near the mouth of the Mohawk River and Federal Lock, as a potential spot for an upcoming Water Quality Community Science celebration event to be […] More
Attendees of Sacred Rivers gather at the 125 St. Pier to release the combined waters of the Jordan and Hudson.
In a moving interfaith ceremony on September 26, those who protect the Hudson and Jordan Rivers joined with religious and indigenous leaders in an interfaith ceremony focused on tackling shared risks communities and ecosystems across the globe face from climate disruption.  The Sacred Rivers ceremony […] More
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
Advocates Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Historic Legislation into Law More
Annsville Creek, Peekskill (Photo: Oxygen House Photography)
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
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
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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