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If implemented, the ‘Revive Mother Nature’ Initiative would be a landmark effort to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats statewide.  Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious “Revive Mother Nature” Initiative to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats throughout New York State. The […] More
Yesterday, volunteers from HSBC joined Riverkeeper and the Riverside Park Conservancy for an invasive species removal project. Together 46 HSBC volunteers removed two truckloads of mugwort, bindweed, and honey locust seedlings. Invasive species management is critical to helping native plants compete. Over the last two […] More
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Help stop Holtec from becoming the decommissioning company for Indian Point. More
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Event puts focus on drinking water as NY Department of Health proposes new standards for toxic chemicals PFOS and PFOA   Would you like to learn more about protecting drinking water? Tomorrow, July 27, the Newburgh Clean Water Project is hosting its first Water Salon, […] More
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Riverkeeper has submitted comments on Hudson River Resources and Tilcon New York’s proposal to convert the Tomkins Cove Quarry into landfill and then ultimately into 199 acres of public waterfront green space for recreation. In our comments, we urged the Department of Environmental Conservation to […] More
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On Monday, July 15th, Ulster County’s BYOBag law banning plastic bags and imposing a 5 cent fee on paper bags will go into effect. The new law will encourage shoppers to remember their reusable bags, and will help keep single-use plastic bags out of our […] More
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A photo of a dead sturgeon brings our eyes back to the challenges we still face in restoring the Hudson River. More
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Wallkill River algae bloom (Photo: Emily Vail)
In the fight against harmful algal blooms, New York is leaving a major tool of the Clean Water Act on the shelf. Riverkeeper is calling for new water quality criteria for nutrient pollution. More
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On June 22, Riverkeeper hosted an event with Grandmother Carole, a woman with Penobscot lineage who has dedicated her life to rebuilding the connection between humans and water, in part by walking the length of rivers, from the source to sea. This month, her Water […] More
Let’s take a moment to celebrate: The New York State Legislature just concluded a landmark session that made positive strides in the fight against climate change. More

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