Riverkeeper Blogs

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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
tillson lake
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
MeghAle
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
Baby eels
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
Save the Palmaghatt Kill
Almost 15 years ago, “Save the Ridge” signs sprouted up throughout Ulster County, as residents who loved the wild and scenic Shawangunk Ridge banded together to, ultimately, defeat a proposal to develop 2,500 acres on the steep slopes below the cliffs. The people won that […] More
As part of Riverkeeper Sweep 2018, we asked people to try to count the single-use plastic bags they were collecting from the shorelines in the Hudson Valley and in New York City – to help demonstrate the need for an effective statewide ban. (Click here […] More
Herring return to Wynants Kill after 85 years
Herring return to Wynants Kill after 85 years
Tucked away in the protected reaches of rivers and tributaries, juveniles are allowed to mature with less danger than would be found in the open ocean. More
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