Riverkeeper Blogs

Another PERMITTED pollution discharge. This Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) is on the Manhattan side of the Harlem River. The discharge water is steaming and gulls are eating the floating solids coming out of the sewer pipe. More
Dredge process water is being discharged from the spoil dump on Houghtaling Island into Schodack Creek. Permit?We were unable to get the “Fletcher” north past Saugerties in early December because of ice. Trailered the skiff to Stuyvesant to investigate an active ACE dredge spoil dump […] More
Sign on the public beach at Haverstraw. Beach cleanup at “Black Beach” with Keep Rockland Beautiful staff and volunteers.This beach is accessible by boat only so we assist with cleanups. It’s located just south of Tilcon loading docks at Haverstraw. Homeward Bound Hound More
Troy, just above City Marina. A massive discharge from a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) discharge during heavy rain event. See the DEC permit sign on the fence above the discharge. We often see locals fishing at this location. Riverkeeper is working with local municipalities, the […] More
Photo by John Lipscomb Philip Orton of Lamont-Doherty (LDEO) with his ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) which we’ve just retrieved from the bottom on Tappan Zee. It’s been measuring and recording current direction and speed at all depths for over a month. More
Photos by John Lipscomb Patrolling Piermont Marsh with (l to r) Bill Herguth, owner of Paradise kayak rentals in Piermont, Rockland County Legislator Connie Coker and Police Officer Bauer of the Rockland County Sheriff Marine Unit. Riverkeeper is leading an effort to have the creeks […] More
Photo by Alice DisonSampling for fish larvae off Indian Point with SUNY Stony Brook researchers. More
Photo by John Lipscomb Drinking water intake at Port Ewen, just south of Kingston. A number of Hudson Valley communities intake, filter and disinfect river water for their municipal water supply. Including the Poughkeepsie. Water quality isn’t just important for the fish. More
Photo by John Lipscomb There are millions of these beautiful little clams in the sediment in Haverstraw Bay. They are a brackish water mollusc called “Rangia cuneata” native to the Gulf of Mexico. They either invaded or re-colonized the lower Hudson in the 1980’s. Rangia […] More
Photo by John Lipscomb Riverkeeper summer interns spend a day out on patrol. More

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