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Army Corps commits to more time, more money in review of coastal protections Riverkeeper gave testimony today as New York City Council members considered a resolution calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to consider sea level rise – not just storms – in its […] More
Storm surge barrier plans threaten the Hudson
After months of public pressure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to allow more time and transparency before advancing any of its flood protection plans for New York Harbor – many of which threaten to permanently damage the Hudson and leave communities vulnerable to rising sea level. More
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Herring returning to Wynants Kill after 85 years. (Erica Capuana / NYSDEC Division of Fish & Wildlife)
Earlier this week the New England Fishery Management Council put in place two important new protections for herring. These changes will have an impact on the Hudson River Estuary ecosystem as well. More
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We’ve been thinking big, and far into the future, with partners working to restore the badly polluted Newtown Creek, which forms the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Now we’re excited to be part of a hands-on experiment aiming to give the natural world a foothold […] More
A life-or-death decision for the Hudson River is being driven by a bureaucratic, opaque and undemocratic process – the New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The study is being undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of […] More
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Assorted commentary by public officials, journalists and members of the public. “We welcome good, common-sense ideas to prevent massive flooding in our region. A 5-mile ‘sea barrier’ is not one of them.” – Editorial, The Record (N.J.) “The fact that those two alternatives exist [for […] More
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Over its 52-year history, Riverkeeper has worked to protect both the Hudson Valley’s environment and its communities. We care about healthy rivers, safe drinking water and having vibrant places to live and great parklands to enjoy. In the case of Tillson Lake Dam, we support […] More
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NY/NJ Outer Harbor Barrier (Alternative 2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
You may not have heard, but you should: In response to Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering six different plans involving massive in-water storm surge barriers and/or land-based floodwalls, dunes and levees intended to “manage the risk of coastal storm damage” to New York Harbor and the Hudson Valley. More
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A visit last week from a Waterkeeper from Nepal gave us a chance to learn about the Karnali River – and to forge a new alliance based on a common goal. Megh Bahadur Ale came to visit the first Riverkeeper organization – Hudson Riverkeeper – […] More
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Glass eels from the Bronx River, carried by bucket over a dam at 182nd Street in the Bronx. (Photo: George Jackman)
Earlier this month Riverkeeper took part in a fish sampling survey with students from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and found a surprisingly diverse aquatic community just below a dam on the Furnace Brook, one of two and the closest to the Hudson. […] More
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