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On April 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature greenlighted a question on New Yorkers’ November 3 ballot seeking approval to bond $3 billion for a multi-year investment in clean water, air, wildlife and the environment. If approved by the voters, the […] More
5 Clean Water Wins in the New York State Budget
There is good news for clean water and the environment to report from Albany, even as New York State continues to grapple with an unprecedented health crisis. Investments in the environment and climate preparedness were made today by our state leadership that not only improve […] More
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Members vote to protect NY’s waterways, drinking water sources and wildlife habitat   We’re thrilled to report progress for our waterways in Albany. Last Wednesday, with a bipartisan vote of 113 ayes to 31 nays, the NY Assembly voted to add 41,000 miles of Class […] More
Here’s what New Yorkers should expect when the statewide ban begins next month.    Riverkeeper, our partners and the concerned citizens fought long and hard, but the day of the plastic bag ban is soon upon us. Beginning March 1, billions of plastic bags will […] More
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Join the Manhattan Senate delegation and let them know that the environment and clean water are priorities for this year's state budget. More
Riverkeeper reacts to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State
The 2020 State of the State address held in Albany included bold new proposals from Governor Andrew Cuomo that, if realized, will ensure clean water, unique lands and iconic animals are protected for our children and grandchildren. One highlight we were thrilled to see proposed […] More
Kingston Point Park is one of my favorite spots to launch my kayak and experience the awe and power of the Hudson River. In 1979, Ulster County received $250,000 through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for development into a jewel along the Hudson, […] More
Senator Jen Metzger, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Tech Wizards Program, the Town of Wawarsing Environmental Conservation Commission, Riverkeeper, and the Rondout Creek Watershed Alliance, are pleased to sponsor a watershed clean-up event at the Fantine Kill in Ellenville, New York. Event activities […] More
Come and learn about the Green New Deal. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors! This meeting will help you understand and imagine what is possible with this exciting new set of policies. This is a top issue in the 2020 elections! Panelists: Patrick Houston, New […] More
Join Us at the 3rd Annual Climate Solutions Summit on Saturday, September 21st in New Paltz, NY! Join us for powerful keynotes, panels, case studies and workshops on renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, movement building, environmental justice and more! Get your tickets today, registration […] More
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Show the City Council you’re concerned about the proposed new Danskammer power plant and that you care about combating climate change and protecting our air and water. More
Help Get Plastic Out of Albany County Restrict Plastic Straws Enact Fee on Paper Bags to Go with Plastic Bag Ban Testify at Albany County Legislature Public Hearing Tuesday July 23 7:15 PM Albany County Courthouse, Eagle St.. 2nd Floor Albany County is considering two […] More

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