Riverkeeper Blogs

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In response to drastic Army Corps plans for coastal storm protections in NY Harbor, individuals & communities have sent a resounding message: No to ‘hell gates,’ yes to a better approach. See what we’ve accomplished, and stay involved. The public came out for the river […] More
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Riverkeeper is teaming up with Newtown Creek Alliance, Billion Oyster Project and design firm SITU on an experiment: Installing oyster-shell structures on industrial bulkheads, with the hope of fostering habitat for native creatures. In the industrial waterway between Brooklyn and Queens, miles of sheet pile […] More
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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
Thousands stand up for the river
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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