Riverkeeper Blogs

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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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Like it or not, change is coming for striped bass anglers all along the Atlantic Coast. In 2018, the benchmark stock assessment of striped bass conducted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission had indicated the stock is overfished. Striped bass are in decline and […] More
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Attendees of Sacred Rivers gather at the 125 St. Pier to release the combined waters of the Jordan and Hudson.
In a moving interfaith ceremony on September 26, those who protect the Hudson and Jordan Rivers joined with religious and indigenous leaders in an interfaith ceremony focused on tackling shared risks communities and ecosystems across the globe face from climate disruption.  The Sacred Rivers ceremony […] More
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Join Riverkeeper in urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Omega Protein accountable for exceeding its cap on the harvest of Atlantic menhaden for the Hudson & entire East Coast. More
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Scouts join Riverkeeper & Guardians of Flushing Bay in a cleanup, and we all win. Who else wants to play?   Little volunteers were a big help Sunday as we cleaned up the trash that regularly washes up along the Flushing Bay shoreline. And we […] More
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A photo of a dead sturgeon brings our eyes back to the challenges we still face in restoring the Hudson River. More
The most common item in the shoreline trash this year? Plastic bottles. More
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Catskill resident and children's author Hudson Talbott moderated a meeting regarding the proposed ash dump at the Catskill Community Center on April 23.
In April 2018, Riverkeeper got word that Wheelabrator, the second largest trash incineration company in the U.S., was looking at an abandoned quarry in Catskill, NY to site a lined “monofill” of incinerator ash. Since the company seemed to be a year out from applying […] More
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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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See the results of the massive May 4 cleanup along the shorelines of the Hudson Valley & NYC. The most commonly found item? Plastic bottles. Help us target pollution by expanding New York’s bottle bill.   The results are in! Here is what we achieved […] More

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