Riverkeeper Blogs

Over the past decade, Riverkeeper has hit critical milestones in our half-century-long campaign to protect and restore New York’s waterways. From the headwaters of the Hudson to New York Harbor, we have helped make meaningful and historic changes on behalf of the River, its tributaries, […] More
Despite unprecedented challenges, Riverkeeper made enormous advances in the areas of water quality, biodiversity, climate preparedness and community empowerment this year. Here is a sample of our many achievements in 2020. More
Cecil Corbin-Mark
Photo courtesy WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Corbin-Mark ‘was a brilliant voice of knowledge, experience, reason, and truth’ We at Riverkeeper are heartbroken by the loss of Cecil Corbin-Mark, a longtime friend, trusted advisor, and environmental justice giant, who passed away on October 15th. Cecil’s life was way too short, but in […] More
David Schuyler and Ronald A. DeSilva, two longtime Riverkeeper allies, have recently passed on. Riverkeeper mourns the loss and celebrates their lives. DeSilva’s involvement with Riverkeeper spanned decades, going back to when the organization was still known as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association. A longtime […] More
Surprise! In a mid-July NYS Legislature Special Session, lawmakers got back to work on a surprisingly robust environmental agenda. These are dark times and we are all in need of some good news. Let’s start with the six bills that made it through the arduous […] More
Riverkeeper stands firmly with Black people and all communities of color as they fight for the right to live, and we unequivocally condemn the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans. We strive to base our work and relationships on trust, respect, integrity, […] More
My name is Renee Seacor and I am the new Legislative Advocacy Intern for Riverkeeper for the 2020 legislative session! After spending nine years out West, I am thrilled to return home and begin advocating for environmental issues in the Hudson Valley and the State […] More
Riverkeeper achieved landmark environmental victories in 2019 – even as our federal government removed essential water protections. Working with our partners, we made meaningful strides in restoring the Hudson and helped communities protect their drinking water supplies. More
On Sunday,  I introduced Elisha Cooper, the author of a new children’s book, RIVER, at the book’s launch at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck.  Elisha’s book — beautifully illustrated in watercolor — chronicles the adventures of a young woman who travels by canoe down […] More
Yesterday, volunteers from HSBC joined Riverkeeper and the Riverside Park Conservancy for an invasive species removal project. Together 46 HSBC volunteers removed two truckloads of mugwort, bindweed, and honey locust seedlings. Invasive species management is critical to helping native plants compete. Over the last two […] More

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