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Mohawk - utica cso sampling map
Riverkeeper sampling sites and the locations of CSOs in Utica.
Riverkeeper’s Mohawk River water quality monitoring program, in partnership with SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly and community scientists from the region, is in its fourth year. With that data in hand, we’ve analyzed how Utica’s Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) affect water quality in the Mohawk River. […] More
Riverkeeper earns sixth-straight top rating from Charity Navigator
All of us at Riverkeeper are proud to share that Charity Navigator has rated us a 4-star charity, its highest ranking, for the sixth time in a row. That’s quite a feat, putting Riverkeeper in some rarified company. Of the 1.5 million charities evaluated by […] More
Plastic pollution during combined sewer overflows in the Harlem River in July 2018.
Riverkeeper and our partners sampled more than 410 locations in the Hudson River Watershed in August. Where we observed rain prior to sampling this month, the data show its uneven impact. More
The highest source of the Hudson River sits 1,000 feet below the summit of Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York State located in the Adirondack Mountains. A year ago, two of us here at Riverkeeper decided to go see it. More
We’ve been thinking big, and far into the future, with partners working to restore the badly polluted Newtown Creek, which forms the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Now we’re excited to be part of a hands-on experiment aiming to give the natural world a foothold […] More
Two years ago this summer, Riverkeeper responded to the revelation of toxic PFAS contamination in the City of Newburgh’s primary reservoir by calling for a comprehensive plan for protecting the drinking water at its source. Two years on, despite some important planning at both the […] More
A life-or-death decision for the Hudson River is being driven by a bureaucratic, opaque and undemocratic process – the New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is being undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of […] More
Swimmers in NYC - not at a public beach. (Photo courtesy Paul Bastin)
On Monday, the New York Times Editorial Board used its megaphone to promote the idea of opening A beach for Manhattan. Riverkeeper assisted the Times in its research by interpreting some of our key data from 10-plus years of monitoring water quality in the Hudson […] More
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance held its annual “tire pull” on Saturday, July 14, and once again it was an enormous effort. I was lucky enough to join the Alliance for this year’s tire pull and joined a determined group of volunteers to wrestle, yank, […] More
Riverkeeper and our partners sampled more than 410 locations in the Hudson River Watershed in July. The data reinforced what Sewage Pollution Right to Know Alerts made plain: When it rains, sewage overflows in high volumes from multiple communities. In the week of July 22, […] More
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