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The U.S. Coast Guard announced June 28, 2017, that it would conduct a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment for the Hudson River. What is PAWSA? • A Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) is a disciplined technical review conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard to […] More
Following is a summary and Memorandum of Support from Riverkeeper on legislation passed this week by overwhelming votes in the Assembly and Senate: A.6825-A (Barrett) and S.5197-B (Serino). Bill Title: An ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the navigation law, in relation to […] More
Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper Media Specialist lrae@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-4501, ext. 238 OSSINING — Last night, a bill to give the state additional say over Hudson River anchorage locations overwhelmingly passed the New York State Senate and will be heading to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for […] More
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Contact: Leah Rae, lrae@riverkeeper.org (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Swimmers, boaters, anglers and others can explore test results relevant to safe recreation at 425 locations in Hudson River Watershed Ossining, N.Y. – An expanded website allows members of the public to find water quality testing data […] More
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7th annual ‘weeklong open-water swimming odyssey celebrates the mighty Hudson and the New York Harbor’ Contacts: Rondi Davies, 917-783-0078, rondi@nyopenawater.org Laura Picardo, 732-996-7220, laura@nyopenwater.org Race directors David Barra and Rondi Davies, in collaboration New York Open Water, will present an unprecedented swimming event June 15-22: […] More
Review ignores contamination’s impacts on people, environment, economy Contacts: Manna Jo Greene, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 835-265-8080, Ext. 7113, or mannajo@clearwater.org Gil Hawkins, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, 201-446-2652, or gilhawkins@verizon.net Kate Kiely, Natural Resources Defense Council, 212-727-4592, or kkiely@nrdc.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845-445-8257, or cweathers@riverkeeper.org […] More
In response to today’s announcement by President Trump, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords makes the U.S. one of the few countries on Earth to altogether dismiss the need for aggressive action on climate change. […] More
Riverkeeper released the following statement today in response to the EPA’s second five-year review report on the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “The evidence clearly shows the Hudson River remedy is not protective of human health and the environment and […] More
Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper lrae@riverkeeper.org, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Ossining, N.Y. – The results are in: 1,765 volunteers hauled 26 tons of trash, tires, assorted junk and recyclable plastic away from Hudson Valley and New York City shorelines at 102 locations earlier this month as […] More
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Updated: May 25, 2017 Results are in from the leaders of 102 shoreline cleanups and planting projects that made up Riverkeeper Sweep 2017, our 6th Annual day of service for the Hudson on Saturday, May 6. Thanks to 1,765 volunteers who turned out – everywhere […] More
During Saturday’s Riverkeeper Sweep 2017, we’ll continue a data collection project that we piloted in 2016, in which volunteers at certain cleanup sites count and classify each bit of trash collected at the shoreline. More
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Just as the Hudson inspires artists, artists help to inspire all of us in our shared work for the river. On Sunday were pleased and honored to visit the River Woman exhibition running through Sunday at ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn to talk about Riverkeeper’s work. […] More
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