Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

City seizes critical opportunity to invest in sewer infrastructure – an example for others to follow. On Thursday, January 12, Riverkeeper joined the City of Newburgh staff and city council members, New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson, state Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director […] More
With support from NOAA and other partners, Riverkeeper is helping to rid the river of derelict vessels that cause ecological damage and navigational hazards. In a new initiative, Riverkeeper succeeded in removing 17 sunken and abandoned boats from the Hudson in 2022, helping to address […] More
New York State residents documented more than 280,000 distinct uses of New York City’s coastal waters, including kayaking, dragon boating, swimming, and more, as part of a call for stronger water quality standards. More
Riverkeeper’s 2022 Impact Report provides a reminder of the vast number of ways we work in partnership with those who share in our mission – combining science, law, and community partnerships – to bring about change. More
Riverkeeper and its partners deliver message to Department of Health in support of stronger drinking water protections Members of the public spoke up this month to urge New York State to protect drinking water through stronger, science-based limits on toxic PFAS chemicals. We would like […] More
By removing dams and rewilding streams, we're taking steps to restore critical habitat for imperiled migratory fish. More
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Two decades ago, Captain John Lipscomb first patrolled Newtown Creek, the tidal tributary that separates Brooklyn and Queens. He and his guests and crew found a large oil sheen that would later become the subject of a Riverkeeper lawsuit against ExxonMobil. More
Photos courtesy of Interstate Sanitation Commission (left) and Nathaniel Johnston (right)
As the Clean Water Act turns 50, "fishable and swimmable’ remain elusive goals. Here are ways to fill the gaps and fully enforce the law. More
Draft plan spares the Hudson by ruling out giant barriers across the mouth of the river, and calls instead for 12 smaller storm gates across tributaries and extensive shoreline walls. This opens a new and critical phase of flood protection planning for the region. Riverkeeper […] More
Thank you for helping push for higher quality water standards in NYC waters
Help document the recreational use of saline waters around NYC and along the Hudson using a new interactive map. More

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