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‘East anchor span” to be dropped onto network of chains on riverbed; timing precedes fish spring migrations. Riverkeeper is watching carefully as plans move forward for demolition of the ‘east anchor span,’ one of the remaining sections of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. [UPDATE, January […] More
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Riverkeeper case yields funding for Billion Oyster Project research along the Harlem River. Our legal actions stop industrial stormwater pollution and boost restoration efforts, yielding cleaner waterways and stronger local partnerships. In 2018, we continued to call out industrial facilities operating in violation of the […] More
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After nearly a year and a half of sustained pressure by Riverkeeper and the community, an illegally moored, Styrofoam-shedding barge was removed from the East River last month between the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. This was the second time Riverkeeper supported local partners in […] More
Governor Andrew Cuomo today released a study by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirming that General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. Click here to read the […] More
More than 2.5 years after Riverkeeper first called for the Stewart Air National Guard Base to “immediately and permanently” stop polluted discharges, the Department of Defense has committed to treat the water flowing off the base that has contaminated the City of Newburgh’s Washington Lake […] More
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In response to drastic Army Corps plans for coastal storm protections in NY Harbor, individuals & communities have sent a resounding message: No to ‘hell gates,’ yes to a better approach. See what we’ve accomplished, and stay involved. The public came out for the river […] More
Riverkeeper kicks off sampling season
2018 will go in the books as one of Riverkeeper’s most successful years and it was driven by the enormous growth in public support for clean water and safe energy, up and down the Hudson. Our continued success draws accolades: We received a prestigious award […] More
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Army Corps commits to more time, more money in review of coastal protections Riverkeeper gave testimony today as New York City Council members considered a resolution calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to consider sea level rise – not just storms – in its […] More
Thousands stand up for the river
After months of public pressure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to allow more time and transparency before advancing any of its flood protection plans for New York Harbor – many of which threaten to permanently damage the Hudson and leave communities vulnerable to rising sea level. More
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Did you know that only 2.5% of the world's water is freshwater? A tiny fraction of that freshwater — far less than 1% — is found in our rivers. And yet, so much depends on that water. More
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The highest source of the Hudson River sits 1,000 feet below the summit of Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York State located in the Adirondack Mountains. A year ago, two of us here at Riverkeeper decided to go see it. More
A life-or-death decision for the Hudson River is being driven by a bureaucratic, opaque and undemocratic process – the New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is being undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of […] More

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