Riverkeeper Blogs

This season, as we’re forced to distance ourselves physically, we want to help you stay close to the Hudson – and each other. The Hudson is what brings us together and keeps us together. As we continue working collectively to restore the river, the river […] More
Historic clean water grants
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe as we work our way through the unprecedented challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. I wanted to get in touch as this situation continues to unfold, and share some updates from Riverkeeper. First […] More
Catskills Stream 3
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
Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Holtec’s plan for decommissioning is unacceptably vague and does not ensure the public’s money is used correctly to decommission Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant while limiting environmental and safety impacts. More
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Storm surge barriers are not the answer. Neither are "mops & buckets," as President Trump suggested. We need rational solutions that protect communities and the environment. New York State can lead the way. Please take a moment and write to Governor Cuomo. 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
My name is Renee Seacor and I am the new Legislative Advocacy Intern for Riverkeeper for the 2020 legislative session! After spending nine years out West, I am thrilled to return home and begin advocating for environmental issues in the Hudson Valley and the State […] More
Join a mapping project showing cherished places for enjoying the Hudson, from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. Generations of people have found places along the Hudson River to fish, swim or spend time, even as the railroads came in and restricted access along the eastern shoreline. Now, […] More
Since 2015, Port Authority’s proposed LaGuardia AirTrain — for which passengers would have to commute east from Manhattan on the LIRR or 7 train to Willets Point/Citi Field, Queens, before doubling back west to the airport — has received scathing criticism. As the Federal Aviation Administration’s […] More

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