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“When I was growing up, I was pretty much a city kid,” Angel Montero says. “To me the Hudson River didn't have much of an impact. To me the Hudson River was that blue thing you see on the subway map.” As a 25-year-old college student, Montero is engaged in science research that will help all of us better understand the Hudson and its health. More
Check out this video showing the benefits of a dam removal in the Wappinger Creek Watershed. The Wappinger Creek is the largest watershed in Dutchess County, and an important tributary to the Hudson River. More
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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented. More
When talking about pollution from combined sewer systems, which carry sewage and storm water runoff in the same pipes, and overflow into waterways, we often talk about “wet weather” overflows, rather than rain overflows. Sunday night’s snow storm explains why. As snow melts, the melt […] More
Many of the state’s most important grants to restore water quality and aquatic habitat were included in Governor Cuomo announcement of statewide funding for Regional Economic Development Councils December 8, including more than $16 million for projects in the Hudson River Watershed. More
‘The public has never spoken so broadly or so loudly’ for the Hudson People in the Hudson Valley have spoken up for their river like never before. The last six months have brought out a unified plea in response to a proposal to dramatically increase […] More
A new report by the Adirondack Council identifies more than $100 million in water infrastructure needs in the Adirondack Park, including including for wastewater projects on tributaries of the Hudson River, like the Schroon River and Sacandaga River. The Hudson River Watershed has documented needs […] More
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Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, says a few words. (Photo by John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Friday, we gathered together at the Riverport Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston to thank those who have partnered with Riverkeeper to gather samples from the Mohawk, Roe Jan, Catskill, Rondout, Wallkill and Saw Kill. Dozens of individuals came together […] More
Groups representing a variety of interests wrote to Gov. Cuomo today, urging increased investment, to $800 million, in water infrastructure grants in the next state budget. More
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The Wallkill, as seen from the community gardens in New Paltz one day in August. (Photo courtesy Emily Vail / NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program)
The following appeared in the November Watershed Digest for the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. Learn more about the Alliance at hudsonwatershed.org – and plan to join them in celebrating the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and other honorees at the 2016 Toast to the Tribs! dinner […] More
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