Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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During the 13th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep on May 4, more than 2,000 volunteers participated in the Hudson River’s largest annual shoreline cleanup. Together, in just one day, we achieved incredible results: 147 tires removed 1465 native trees, shrubs, and flowers planted or maintained 2053 volunteers […] More
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When Governor Hochul announced her Executive Budget proposal in January, Riverkeeper worked diligently to prevent the proposed cuts to Clean Water, the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and the Hudson River Estuary Program. After an extended negotiation period, the Senate, Assembly, and Executive Office reached an […] More
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Explore the parallels between the Hudson and Karnali rivers and Riverkeeper's global advocacy for undammed waters. More
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Examples of polypropylene plastic pellets accumulated on land. Photo: Berkshire & Eastern Railroad
People who see small plastic pellets along the banks of the Hoosic or Hudson Rivers should report them to the railroad company involved in the recent derailment of a train that spilled the plastic into the Hoosic River February 7. More
Why do anglers see lots of striped bass when fishery managers don't
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A common refrain amongst recreational anglers is that fishery managers are often misguided or sometimes completely wrong in their stock assessments of highly sought after game fishes such as striped bass. When stock assessments released by state agencies or the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission […] More
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The current mortality rates in the recreational fishery for striped bass are unsustainable, and pose a threat to the Hudson River spawning stock. In December of 2023, Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) pertaining to a Draft Addendum to the Atlantic Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. More
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Photo: Laura Heady
Though wetlands provide critical habitat, reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and purify drinking water, they continuously fall victim to unchecked development, pollution, degradation, and climate change impacts. More
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Riverkeeper is proud to announce the release of its second annual New York State Legislative Agenda for the 2024 legislative session, which encompasses a range of legislative and budgetary measures aimed at improving water quality and water infrastructure. More
NYS, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Rep. Ryan urge actions to address toxic PFAS chemical pollution at Stewart Air National Guard Base. More
Young environmentalists reclaim connection to the natural world
Through taking water samples, removing old dams, restoring habitat and protecting sources of drinking water, we are reconnecting with the natural world and each other. It’s a seed of the movement – not the end, just a humble beginning. More

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