Riverkeeper Blogs

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By removing dams and rewilding streams, we're taking steps to restore critical habitat for imperiled migratory fish. More
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Photos courtesy of Interstate Sanitation Commission (left) and Nathaniel Johnston (right)
As the Clean Water Act turns 50, "fishable and swimmable’ remain elusive goals. Here are ways to fill the gaps and fully enforce the law. More
Draft plan spares the Hudson by ruling out giant barriers across the mouth of the river, and calls instead for 12 smaller storm gates across tributaries and extensive shoreline walls. This opens a new and critical phase of flood protection planning for the region. Riverkeeper […] More
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Paddling and other recreation has resumed on the Wallkill River. Photo courtesy of Craig Chapman, New Paltz Kayaking Tours.
There have been no observations of harmful algae for several weeks, and with cooler temperatures and water levels rebounding from drought conditions, a recurrence this year is unlikely. More
Tree-clearing faulted at wind energy site
Tree-clearing on Beacon Island, along the Hudson River and Normans Kill, is among the missteps at proposed turbine manufacturing site. Let’s pursue wind energy without collateral damage to the local environment. As our society enters the necessary but challenging transition to clean energy to combat […] More
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A member of the public alerted Riverkeeper's Watchdog staff to a precarious situation. With an Osprey nest under construction at an active manufacturing plant, New York State DEC responded to help the residents find a more suitable home. More
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The river – a wild stretch between Albany and Kingston – is itself the park. Riverkeeper toured the area by water with the NYS Parks Commissioner & guests. More
Updated April 11, 2022 On April 9, Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature green-lit a question on New Yorkers’ November 2022 general election ballot seeking approval to bond $4.2 billion dollars (up from $3 billion first proposed in 2019) for a multi-year […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blog posts about Riverkeeper Sweep with a focus on raising awareness of cigarette butt pollution and informing the public on the impact and what we can do. More
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Atlantic striped bass are in decline, and changes are coming. If you enjoy fishing on the Hudson, here's what you need to know. More

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