Riverkeeper Blogs

WhatsYourVision_Newtown
Hundreds turn out to shape new ideas for remediation, restoration, recreation, and resiliency improvements to two key waterways. This summer is shaping up to be quite historic in two corners of New York City – Newtown Creek and the Flushing Waterways – as Riverkeeper kicks […] More
On July 18, a fast-moving intense summer thunderstorm whipped through the region, resulting in a short burst of rain - and a flood of raw sewage into the water. Here's what it looked like in Kingston: More
The U.S. Coast Guard announced June 28, 2017, that it would conduct a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment for the Hudson River. What is PAWSA? • A Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) is a disciplined technical review conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard to […] More
A failure by Albany and Troy to utilize the NY-Alert system to notify the public about combined sewer overflows July 4 weekend has prompted a flurry of news reports, including some featuring Riverkeeper. Riverkeeper lobbied for the creation of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know […] More
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With an amazing 10 years under its belt, SWIM Coalition is looking ahead to the next decade of stormwater advocacy. If you haven’t met the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters Coalition – or “SWIM” Coalition – yet, head on over to www.swimmableNYC.org and say congrats! SWIM turned […] More
Storm Drain Stenciling GCC
Volunteers with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy with a stenciled storm drain in Brooklyn. (Photo credit: Gowanus Canal Conservancy, 2017)
To reduce the amount of trash and other undesirable material entering our waterways, Riverkeeper is working with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Newtown Creek Alliance, SWIM Coalition, and New York City Soil and Water Conservation District to stencil storm drains around Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal. More
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Earl Ferguon tallying cleanup results at Scenic Hudson Park in Irvington. Photo credit: Kristie Nilsson
During the 2016 and Riverkeeper Sweep, we worked with a handful of cleanup sites to gather comprehensive data check out our results here. More
Following is a summary and Memorandum of Support from Riverkeeper on legislation passed this week by overwhelming votes in the Assembly and Senate: A.6825-A (Barrett) and S.5197-B (Serino). Bill Title: An ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the navigation law, in relation to […] More
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This is a guest post by Archie Morris of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance. A sewage treatment plant in the Town of Montgomery is under scrutiny after reports of a caustic-smelling discharge by the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance. On May 28, paddlers taking part in […] More
The NYS Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for the legislation to make it to the Governor’s desk, the state Senate must pass S.5197b […] More
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