Riverkeeper Blogs

Today we passed Colonie Landfill during a patrol of the Mohawk River, and noticed more activity than we’ve seen in the past. Over the objections of Riverkeeper and the communities of Waterford and Halfmoon, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation granted approvals allowing […] More
The amount of plastic pollution in our environment is absurd. We’re learning more about just how much plastic circulates in the water, how much is being ingested by marine life, and what the effects are. Earth Week is a good time to establish new habits. […] More
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Our patrol boat’s stern frame or “gantry” was built over the 2006/07 winter. We received a grant from the Hudson River Improvement Fund and had great help with design, fabrication and assembly from good friends Jay Ardai, Gary Amann and Hugo Van Der Heide. We […] More
New York State will accept comments through May 1 on a plan by Amtrak to install fences and gates along the railroad right-of-way in Dutchess and Columbia counties – restricting access to the Hudson River. Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson share the concerns being raised in […] More
Protecting our endangered Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon population means fighting threats to their habitat all along the East Coast – and one of our recent efforts has ended in succes More
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The patrol boat goes back in the water. Photo: SBell
1. The Riverkeeper patrol boat was built in 1983 in Bivalve, N.J., to work commercial shellfish beds in Delaware Bay. 2. It’s built of cedar planking on oak frames. 3. Riverkeeper bought the boat in 1990 and it was refurbished and relaunched as the “R. […] More
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Extremely strong wind from the north today is causing problems for construction barges associated with the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. More
Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program Director, submitted prepared testimony Tuesday at the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal: Environmental Conservation. Click here to read the full document. An excerpt: Riverkeeper is a membership organization with nearly 55,000 members and constituents. […] More
In this time-lapse video by Michael Levine, you see the transition from flood to ebb along the Hudson River at Hastings. The change of the tide occurs approximately every six hours. Only when there’s ice, and only thanks to this time-lapse photographer, do we get […] More
Anchorages: A historic meeting
Just after midnight on October 24, 2017 Governor Cuomo signed S.5197/A.6825, legislation to increase the state’s oversight of oil barges and their movement on the Hudson River. More
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