Riverkeeper Blogs

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As plans move forward for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) – a project that would bury massive electric cables in the bed of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River – the true costs are coming to light. More
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Round goby. (Photo: USFWS)
The round goby, a small fish with frog-like eyes, might not seem like much of a threat. But when the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) captured four of them in the Hudson River last summer, it set off an alarm. More
Roberta Frampton Benefiel Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc.
Communities, organizations and individuals are urging New York State not to award billions of dollars in subsidies for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) hydropower transmission project, based on numerous concerns. More
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Almost every member of Congress in the Hudson River watershed has signed on as a cosponsor of the landmark New York - New Jersey Watershed Protection Act which would authorize $50 million a year in federal funds to protect and restore the Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More
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Dams and pollution are destroying precious life forms – forever. We can all work locally to undo the damage and restore the life we can still save in our rivers, creeks and streams. In 2021, eight species of freshwater mussels – reliant on healthy, flowing […] More
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One year after a dam removal on Furnace Brook in Westchester, Riverkeeper and volunteers returned to plant trees and continue restoring a free-flowing, healthy stream. More
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Riverkeeper is asking for an independent inspection of this railroad bridge on the CSX freight line on the western shoreline of the Hudson across from Poughkeepsie. We contacted CSX, owner of the rail line, in 2020, after noting the condition of the bridge. As seen […] More
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A number of proposals have emerged to deliver power to New York City with electric cables – and some could have enormous consequences for communities and the environment. More
Riverkeeper and Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance plant 50 trees as part of ongoing efforts to restore a healthy stream and spawning habitat. More
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A 10-year-old tradition of shoreline cleanups harnesses local knowledge and passion, and strengthens a regional movement for the Hudson. More

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