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In the wake of environmental malfeasance by the Trump administration, New York has the opportunity and the responsibility to take action to protect our waterways. (Photo: Earthjustice)
The Hudson River’s tributaries and freshwater wetlands across the state of New York are at risk of losing much of their federal protections and falling into an untenable regulatory gap in New York State protections. More
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Did you know that #EarthDay is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year? In honor of this momentous occasion, a broad group of environmental, environmental health, and environmental justice groups are hosting a virtual advocacy day at the NYS Capitol on April 22, and we want […] More
New York State goes big on clean water
With the help of our members and supporters, Riverkeeper continues advocating for our top priorities for the remainder of the legislative session or for the 2021 legislative session.  More
Please join Riverkeeper for a special briefing on legislative advocacy for clean water. Learn about new policies enacted in the recently passed New York State 2020 budget and Riverkeeper's priorities for the legislative session as it moves to remote voting as a result of COVID-19. More
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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
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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
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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

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