Riverkeeper Blogs

Revisiting 'Summer Splash'
Super Law Group and Jon Bowermaster receive honors Riverkeeper’s annual gala moved upriver and out of doors to the stunning scenic overlook at Boscobel House and Gardens this season, to celebrate the Hudson and some of our most treasured fellow activists and partners. The first […] 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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It’s been a transformative year for the river and for Riverkeeper. Indian Point nuclear power plant, and the daily damage it caused to the river’s life, are now history. We’re moving toward cleaner sources of energy and bigger efforts to restore essential habitat and heal […] More
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As she prepares to take the role of President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Tracy Brown shared some thoughts about the river, the challenges and the opportunities ahead. More
With Paul Gallay stepping down after 11 years as President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors has named Dan Shapley as interim Hudson Riverkeeper and interim Vice President of Programs, and Robin Meadows as interim Chief Administrative Officer. More
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At Hudson Crossing Park outside Schuylerville, the bags of garbage removed during Riverkeeper Sweep number far less than they once did. But they’re still there, and they remind us all what can happen if we let our attention slip. More

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