Riverkeeper Blogs

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On anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Riverkeeper testifies in support of a comprehensive approach to protection from climate change, sea level rise and tidal flooding – and against plans for costly, ill-conceived storm surge barriers. Riverkeeper testified this afternoon before the New York City Council Committee […] More
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In September, my colleague Sebastian Pillitteri and I traveled North to visit The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, located near the mouth of the Mohawk River and Federal Lock, as a potential spot for an upcoming Water Quality Community Science celebration event to be […] More
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Like it or not, change is coming for striped bass anglers all along the Atlantic Coast. In 2018, the benchmark stock assessment of striped bass conducted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission had indicated the stock is overfished. Striped bass are in decline and […] More
We demand that New York comply with the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act and alert the public every time raw sewage is overflowing. More
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Attendees of Sacred Rivers gather at the 125 St. Pier to release the combined waters of the Jordan and Hudson.
In a moving interfaith ceremony on September 26, those who protect the Hudson and Jordan Rivers joined with religious and indigenous leaders in an interfaith ceremony focused on tackling shared risks communities and ecosystems across the globe face from climate disruption.  The Sacred Rivers ceremony […] More
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On Sunday,  I introduced Elisha Cooper, the author of a new children’s book, RIVER, at the book’s launch at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck.  Elisha’s book — beautifully illustrated in watercolor — chronicles the adventures of a young woman who travels by canoe down […] More
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Join Riverkeeper in urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Omega Protein accountable for exceeding its cap on the harvest of Atlantic menhaden for the Hudson & entire East Coast. More
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Rally on the River at the Factoria in Peekskill, brought people together for a common cause: the Hudson River. The inaugural event attracted almost 275 runners, kayakers, yoga enthusiasts and music lovers picture-perfect day. More
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Scouts join Riverkeeper & Guardians of Flushing Bay in a cleanup, and we all win. Who else wants to play?   Little volunteers were a big help Sunday as we cleaned up the trash that regularly washes up along the Flushing Bay shoreline. And we […] More
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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

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