Riverkeeper Blogs

Santiago Salinas from SUNY Stony Brook and his helper for the day, Jin Gao, with their larvae sample net just north of Indian Point. This is the first day of sampling. Last year we sampled monthly but this year we’ll increase to two days per […] More
Basil pointing at a new discharge pipe from a cement supplier just south of the Kosciusko Bridge on the Brooklyn side of the creek. Marjam Construction is throwing waste material out the far end of the storage containers across the property line and into the […] More
Two boats were left anchored off Piermont this winter. During the one cold snap the power boat sank and overturned. No doubt the bilge water and pump froze so she filled enough to back flood through some hull fitting. Riverkeeper investigated locally to find which […] More
Photo from River Summer 07 just north of Poughkeepsie – Dave Conover took this shot of the baby sturgeon in John Mylod’s hand! Photo Credit: Dave Conover More
Winter service. Repairing port side deck. Other projects:Sand and paint underside of wheelhouse to Sand and paint transom Remove and replace interior hull ceiling in head and main cabin to gain access to inside of hull planking.Remove port and starboard windshields and fit temporary replacement. […] More
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

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