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Sebastian Pillitteri

Before joining Riverkeeper, Sebastian was the research coordinator at the Institute of Nature and Society of Oaxaca (INSO), an NGO based in Southern Mexico focused on the integrated management of the Atoyac-Verde River watershed. With INSO, he worked to empower communities through citizen science and community led zoning ordinances, built partnerships for the conservation of the Cordillera Norte mountain range, and learned how to dance cumbia(ish). He is a graduate of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and resides in the Hudson Valley.

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This is one in a series of profiles of the community scientists involved in Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Program, which samples water at more than 400 locations in the Hudson Valley and along the New York City waterfront. Learn more in the short documentary film […] More
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A sample of water from the Wallkill River taken in 2016, during a Harmful Algal Bloom. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program recently wrapped up an intensive sampling of part of the Wallkill River for key indicators related to Harmful Algal Blooms. The good news: Unlike in 2015 and 2016, there was no Harmful Algal Bloom documented in 2017. The better news: We […] More

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