Riverkeeper Blogs

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
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
As many as 65 people, plus dozens more online, attended a Wallkill River Watershed Alliance forum on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Wallkill River, focused on what we know and don’t know about cyanobacteria, its presence in the Wallkill River, and what we can do […] More
Brian Nearing of the Albany Times Union follows up today on efforts by the New York State Comptroller to audit the Railroad Bridge Inspection Program. He learned this, among other things: DOT spokesman Gary Holmes said Tuesday that two major railroads running massive oil trains […] More
The view from our patrol boat, last night and this morning as we departed southbound from Waterford. The changing weather is on dramatic display over the Hudson. Sunset, on a blustery Sunday evening. Early this morning. More
. There’s controversy about a proposed sewer rate hike in Troy, where the cost of maintaining and upgrading sewers to prevent catastrophic failures and chronic overflows is rising, after decades of under-investment. The situation is common to communities around New York State with aging infrastructure, […] More
Riverkeeper spent a full day collecting samples along the Upper Hudson Thursday, in partnership with Jarrett Engineers. By day’s end we gathered more than 30 samples from 150 miles of the river upstream of the Troy dam. Water Quality Program Director Dan Shapley draws a […] More
Hudson River off Hyde Park. (Photo: John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Looking south just before sunrise Monday morning, as we pass the existing, authorized anchorage for commercial vessels at Hyde Park. No vessels were anchored here. None were here the evening before, when we arrived from Ossining. If this existing authorized anchorage is underutilized, what is […] More
A new report today identified $1 billion in needed water infrastructure investments in the Hudson Valley alone. It calls on state leaders to invest $800 million next year in community water infrastructure grants, and to make permanent the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. […] More

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