Riverkeeper Blogs

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
First Riverkeeper Newtown Creek patrol - 10_25_2002 -pg3-1000
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
Riverkeeper's staff has never seen a smoke plume of this kind at the plant, or a condition in the water like the bubbling seen in the video. More
Hudson River patrols begin again
Riverkeeper's Hudson River patrols are starting out differently this year, but our work on the water remains the same. 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
Photo: John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper
‘East anchor span” to be dropped onto network of chains on riverbed; timing precedes fish spring migrations. Riverkeeper is watching carefully as plans move forward for demolition of the ‘east anchor span,’ one of the remaining sections of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. [UPDATE, January […] More
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
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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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