Riverkeeper Blogs

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The Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service on the Hudson River estuary, attracts more than 1,700 volunteers, who head down to the river for cleanups, invasive species removal, and shoreline restoration. Beginning in 2016, we began working with a handful of Sweep sites to […] More
Following is a summary and Memorandum of Support from Riverkeeper on legislation passed this week by overwhelming votes in the Assembly and Senate: A.6825-A (Barrett) and S.5197-B (Serino). Bill Title: An ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the navigation law, in relation to […] More
Under new regulations proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation, a key part of the environmental review process would be removed, disempowering governmental entities and the public in favor of large developers and industry. The environmental impact statement drafting process is a crucial part of […] More
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Updated: May 25, 2017 Results are in from the leaders of 102 shoreline cleanups and planting projects that made up Riverkeeper Sweep 2017, our 6th Annual day of service for the Hudson on Saturday, May 6. Thanks to 1,765 volunteers who turned out – everywhere […] More
In early May, nearly 20 environmental, conservation and sportsman groups sent a letter to New York’s federal delegation urging them to stand up for a robust, fully-funded EPA. The letter is copied below. We urge you to contact your representatives to support the EPA, NOAA […] More
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Ellen Hackl Fagan and Ellen Kozak
Just as the Hudson inspires artists, artists help to inspire all of us in our shared work for the river. On Sunday were pleased and honored to visit the River Woman exhibition running through Sunday at ODETTA Gallery in Brooklyn to talk about Riverkeeper’s work. […] More
Memorandum of Support A.2446 (Skartados) S.5139 (Amedore) Bill Title: An ACT to amend the Transportation Corporation Law in relation to the construction of new pipe lines Summary of Proposed Legislation The proposed legislation would amend the Transportation Corporation Law (“Transcorp Law”) to grant towns the […] More
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Photo: Sara Moriarty / Riverkeeper
We need your help to save the environmental review process that led to New York’s fracking ban. Under new regulations proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a key part of the process would be removed, disempowering governmental entities and the public in favor […] More
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Once again, Riverkeeper owes enormous thanks to SUNY New Paltz graphic design students for creating a poster to promote our annual day of service for the Hudson: Riverkeeper Sweep, happening May 6, 2017.  We asked our social media followers to choose between two posters after narrowing down the finalists. It […] More
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Good news: The legal steps are now in place to guide a thorough cleanup of the Hastings shoreline, one of the most contaminated areas of the Hudson River, where toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) have been poisoning river life for decades. It’s a major milestone in […] More
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