Riverkeeper Blogs

As a longtime Westchester resident, I first became involved with Riverkeeper nearly a decade ago seeking an opportunity to get involved in environmental advocacy. Riverkeeper had moved their headquarters into my backyard. The timing was perfect, and I helped launch the Riverkeeper’s first Sweep clean-up […] More
The amount of plastic pollution in our environment is absurd. We’re learning more about just how much plastic circulates in the water, how much is being ingested by marine life, and what the effects are. Earth Week is a good time to establish new habits. […] More
Riverkeeper was proud to stand up for science on Saturday when more than 230 marches, rallies and science exhibitions took place around the world along with the second annual March for Science in Washington, D.C. The New York City event led by NYU included a […] More
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Our patrol boat’s stern frame or “gantry” was built over the 2006/07 winter. We received a grant from the Hudson River Improvement Fund and had great help with design, fabrication and assembly from good friends Jay Ardai, Gary Amann and Hugo Van Der Heide. We […] More
As we get ready to clear another 25 tons or so of trash from the shorelines in the May 5 Riverkeeper Sweep, we're continuing to support year-round efforts to reduce plastic use. More
Unit 2 reactor problem is the latest in a long string of troublesome safety issues. Last week, Entergy discovered a significant safety problem that could prevent safe restart of Indian Point 2, which is currently shut down for refueling. A visual inspection of the reactor […] More
When it comes to the Hudson River, you matter. When it needed you to protect it from a dramatic expansion of barge anchorages — many of these barges to be laden with hazardous, fracked crude oil — you stepped up. More than 10,000 of you […] More
Hudson River gets a boost in NYS budget
New York State leaders have finalized the next state budget. Here are some of the highlights. Thank you to all Riverkeeper members, supporters and partners who helped us advocate for these important priorities: Clean Water Infrastructure Act Riverkeeper thanks Governor Cuomo and the Legislature for maintaining […] More
New York State will accept comments through May 1 on a plan by Amtrak to install fences and gates along the railroad right-of-way in Dutchess and Columbia counties – restricting access to the Hudson River. Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson share the concerns being raised in […] More
What uses of the Rondout Creek are most important to you? What issues facing the Rondout Creek matter most to you? Those are the questions that Riverkeeper, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Hudson River Watershed Alliance asked of community scientists, conservation board members, farmers, […] More
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