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In response to drastic Army Corps plans for coastal storm protections in NY Harbor, individuals & communities have sent a resounding message: No to ‘hell gates,’ yes to a better approach. See what we’ve accomplished, and stay involved. The public came out for the river […] More
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Photo: Newtown Creek Alliance
Riverkeeper is teaming up with Newtown Creek Alliance, Billion Oyster Project and design firm SITU on an experiment: Installing oyster-shell structures on industrial bulkheads, with the hope of fostering habitat for native creatures. In the industrial waterway between Brooklyn and Queens, miles of sheet pile […] More
Riverkeeper kicks off sampling season
2018 will go in the books as one of Riverkeeper’s most successful years and it was driven by the enormous growth in public support for clean water and safe energy, up and down the Hudson. Our continued success draws accolades: We received a prestigious award […] More
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The Rondout Creek Watershed, within the larger Hudson River Watershed. (Courtesy Hudson River Watershed Alliance)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to monitor the Hudson River and its tributaries, and organize communities around water goals. Join a local watershed group to get involved in your area, or find Riverkeeper volunteer opportunities.   A recent economics study showed that the presence of […] More
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The Mohawk River Watershed, highlighted as a portion of the Hudson River Watershed. (Courtesy Hudson River Watershed Alliance)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to identify where investments are needed to reduce pollution and improve drinking water quality, and with partners, we’re lobbying hard to ensure there’s enough money to invest in Hudson River water quality restoration. Take action to help us address critical […] More
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Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to monitor the Hudson River and its tributaries, and organize communities around water goals. Join a local watershed groups to get involved in your area, or find Riverkeeper volunteer opportunities.   Martha Cheo, a longtime environmental educator and advocate from […] More
$438M to clean up Hudson, protect drinking water
Riverkeeper patrol boat on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, which draws drinking water from the river. Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to pinpoint where investments are needed to reduce pollution and improve drinking water quality throughout the Hudson River watershed. Our community organizing helps to bring communities together around water goals. And, with partners, we’re lobbying hard to build on the […] More
Newburgh Department of Defense Meeting
Ophra Wolf, of the Newburgh Clean Water Project, questions Department of Defense officials at a public forum in Newburgh on November 15, 2018. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
On November 15, 2018, the Department of Defense hosted public events for elected officials and the public in the City of Newburgh, where the public water supply was contaminated by firefighting foam used at the Stewart Air National Guard Base. The meeting, the first of […] More
Seven communities and over 100,000 people rely on drinking water from the Hudson River. Riverkeeper helped these seven communities — the City of Poughkeepsie, Village of Rhinebeck and the Towns of Esopus, Hyde Park, Lloyd, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck — organize as the Hudson River Drinking […] More
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Army Corps commits to more time, more money in review of coastal protections Riverkeeper gave testimony today as New York City Council members considered a resolution calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to consider sea level rise – not just storms – in its […] More
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