Riverkeeper Blogs

31 tons of debris cleaned from hundreds of miles of shoreline in NYC and the Hudson Valley. More
David Carpeter
Riverkeeper looks forward to honoring Dr. David O. Carpenter with our 2023 Hudson Hero Award at our Summer Splash event at Boscobel House and Gardens on June 8. More
Riverkeeper looks forward to honoring DEC’s recently retired Hudson River Estuary Coordinator at our Summer Splash on June 8. Read about what has driven her life’s work and what she sees ahead for the river. More
“In Sleepy Hollow, the River is a part of our lives - it’s a unifying force for the community”
Neighbors, Riverkeeper Members, and Sweep co-Leaders Judi and Char aren’t sure exactly how they first met, but they know they quickly connected over walking their dogs along the waterfront in Sleepy Hollow. Last spring, after participating in the Annual Riverkeeper Sweep at a number of other local sites, Judi approached Char about teaming up to host a new Sweep site at Horan’s Landing. More
Riverkeeper’s 2022 Impact Report provides a reminder of the vast number of ways we work in partnership with those who share in our mission – combining science, law, and community partnerships – to bring about change. More
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Born and raised in Newburgh, I am personally familiar with the range of pollution threats that plague the Hudson Valley. I am especially knowledgeable about perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), a “forever chemical,” to which I was exposed while growing up drinking tainted water and now […] More
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New York’s legislative session in Albany wrapped up for the year on June 4. Lawmakers passed many important bills and funding items but also failed to tackle some important legislation we are advocating for with our partners. More
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Sweep at Newtown Creek, NYC
Despite the cold temperatures and pouring rain in some locales, more than 1,100 volunteers participated in the Hudson River’s largest annual shoreline cleanup on Saturday, May 7, 2022. More
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Two years ago, my community of Cohoes, N.Y., learned that the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator, located 100 feet from my apartment complex, had been illegally burning millions of pounds of aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, containing carcinogenic PFAS chemicals. More
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Photo: Guy Furrow
Limited collection is among the works of art being sold through silent auction December 14 to support Riverkeeper’s work to protect and restore the Hudson. More

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