Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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Rendering courtesy of Don’t Trash the Catskills
Hughes Energy LLC has proposed a municipal solid waste processing facility in Grand Gorge, N.Y., less than 2,000 feet from the Schoharie Creek and Schoharie Reservoir, which is part of New York City’s drinking water supply. Now is a critical time for the public to become informed and give input. More
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Photo: Guy Furrow
Limited collection is among the works of art being sold through silent auction December 14 to support Riverkeeper’s work to protect and restore the Hudson. More
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Maryland darter / Dave Neely
Dams and pollution are destroying precious life forms – forever. We can all work locally to undo the damage and restore the life we can still save in our rivers, creeks and streams. In 2021, eight species of freshwater mussels – reliant on healthy, flowing […] More
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It’s been a transformative year for the river and for Riverkeeper. Indian Point nuclear power plant, and the daily damage it caused to the river’s life, are now history. We’re moving toward cleaner sources of energy and bigger efforts to restore essential habitat and heal […] More
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Photo: CC, National Parks Service
Almost every member of Congress in the Hudson River watershed has signed on as a cosponsor of the landmark New York - New Jersey Watershed Protection Act which would authorize $50 million a year in federal funds to protect and restore the Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More
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One year after a dam removal on Furnace Brook in Westchester, Riverkeeper and volunteers returned to plant trees and continue restoring a free-flowing, healthy stream. More
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As she prepares to take the role of President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Tracy Brown shared some thoughts about the river, the challenges and the opportunities ahead. More
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Riverkeeper staff enjoyed paddling in Constitution Marsh with Hudson River Expeditions in September.
Recreational use of the Hudson River and its tributaries is on the rise, and it’s essential that we continue to make investments to maintain and improve water quality to support people’s use of the water. More
[UPDATED 9/7/21] In enacting the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York decided to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions rapidly. That decision was ambitious and long overdue. By 2030, 70% of the state’s electrical load will be generated by sources of […] More
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New Synapse report details how solar, wind and energy efficiency improvements will fill gaps left by Indian Point. More

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