Riverkeeper Blogs

The widespread deaths of Atlantic menhaden along the Hudson are most likely the result of prolonged heat and lack of rain combined with other factors that reduce levels of dissolved oxygen, which the fish need to survive. Importantly, it's a symptom of a compromised and fragile ecosystem. More
BioHiTech's proposal at the former BASF hazardous waste site in Rensselaer raises serious environmental concerns in a community already burdened with heavy pollution. More
A painter and sculptor describes how volunteering for Riverkeeper Sweep along the Hudson River influenced him and became part of his artistic practice. More
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The shadbush will bloom this week along the Hudson River – and the vernal migration will bust open, too. More
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The Hudson River Estuary is as wild as any wilderness on earth. Every spring, a procession of species returns from the Atlantic, driven by natural forces. More
This season, as we’re forced to distance ourselves physically, we want to help you stay close to the Hudson – and each other. The Hudson is what brings us together and keeps us together. As we continue working collectively to restore the river, the river […] More
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Storm surge barriers are not the answer. Neither are "mops & buckets," as President Trump suggested. We need rational solutions that protect communities and the environment. New York State can lead the way. Please take a moment and write to Governor Cuomo. More
Images: Wikimedia Commons (inset), NYPA (map), Riverkeeper (photos)
As part of our work to restore the abundance of fish and protect water quality in the Hudson and its tributaries, Riverkeeper has begun looking for ways to reduce the significant harms caused by hydroelectric power generation throughout the Hudson River Watershed. Although hydroelectric power […] More
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding industry accountable over harvest limits for menhaden, and requiring circle hooks in angling for striped bass. With your help, we spoke up this year to protect a critical species of fish – Atlantic menhaden, or bunker. And we’re […] More
On anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Riverkeeper testifies in support of a comprehensive approach to protection from climate change, sea level rise and tidal flooding – and against plans for costly, ill-conceived storm surge barriers. Riverkeeper testified this afternoon before the New York City Council Committee […] More

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