Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Why do anglers see lots of striped bass when fishery managers don't
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A common refrain amongst recreational anglers is that fishery managers are often misguided or sometimes completely wrong in their stock assessments of highly sought after game fishes such as striped bass. When stock assessments released by state agencies or the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission […] More
Image courtesy Department of Environmental Conservation
The current mortality rates in the recreational fishery for striped bass are unsustainable, and pose a threat to the Hudson River spawning stock. In December of 2023, Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) pertaining to a Draft Addendum to the Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. More
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Photo: Laura Heady
Though wetlands provide critical habitat, reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and purify drinking water, they continuously fall victim to unchecked development, pollution, degradation, and climate change impacts. More
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Riverkeeper is proud to announce the release of its second annual New York State Legislative Agenda for the 2024 legislative session, which encompasses a range of legislative and budgetary measures aimed at improving water quality and water infrastructure. More
NYS, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Rep. Ryan urge actions to address toxic PFAS chemical pollution at Stewart Air National Guard Base. More
Young environmentalists reclaim connection to the natural world
Through taking water samples, removing old dams, restoring habitat and protecting sources of drinking water, we are reconnecting with the natural world and each other. It’s a seed of the movement – not the end, just a humble beginning. More
A ship at anchor at Hyde Park
Recent Coast Guard bulletin unlawfully allows vessels to anchor virtually anywhere north of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge; Riverkeeper takes steps to protect aquatic life, critical habitat areas, and Hudson River drinking water supplies. More
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Riverkeeper President and Hudson Riverkeeper Tracy Brown with UN Environmental Programme Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh’s 315-mile swim of the entire Hudson is an ongoing, inspiring tale of endurance – for this athlete, and for generations of local advocates working to restore the river back to health. Riverkeeper was proud to collaborate on this historic swim. The Hudson River […] More
Riverkeeper celebrates Governor’s signature of legislation to halt radioactive wastewater discharges into the Hudson River More
Photo: National Parks Service/Brian Feeney
Riverkeeper continues advocating to ensure the Hudson wins this long-overdue investment – authorizing $20 million for habitat restoration, flood management, drinking water protection, waterfront access & more throughout Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More