Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Patrol from Nyack to Garrison with Columbia University/ Lamont-Doherty microbiologists aboard to measure various water quality indicators including bacteria from sewage. This is the start of a pilot program to determine whether “real time” water quality monitoring is feasible using Riverkeeper’s patrol boat. More
7/7/06 7/26/06 This is a Church owned property on the Harlem River at Highbridge. We’re told it’s used as a dog kennel for exotic hunting dogs and as a homeless shelter. Whatever – they’re using the Harlem River as a dumpster. Police, DEC and DEP […] More
Mid-season haulout – when we painted the Fletcher’s topsides. The first photo shows her bare naked; the second shows her after three new coats of paint. “RIVERKEEPER” graphics will follow. More
There is a discharge at the Mobil terminal at Albany where there is a permanently rigged oil boom – they must have a leak problem. Recently a new boom and oil absorb were deployed but it looks like someone forgot the tide. We often see […] More
A southbound ship from Albany passes close by near Magdalen Island. More
“FLETCHER” getting ready to spend the night with a several tugs – “working girls.” More
Entering the Federal Lock at Troy. This is the north end of the tidal Hudson – the Estuary – about 135 nautical miles north of the Battery. This lock lifts about 17 feet. A few miles up and you come to Waterford where the Mohawk […] More
A “bouquet” of discharge pipes midway up Newtown Creek at the Exxon spill. The only active discharge today is Exxon’s. The DEC has given Exxon a permit to discharge ground water tainted with petrochemicals – it runs 24/7. More
Raw sewage and rainwater discharging into the Hudson at Troy after heavy rains. The green sign above the discharge is a NY State Department of Environmental Protection PERMIT sign. I’ve been told that there are around 60,000 DEC pollution permits in New York State. The […] More
Small camps like this one are springing up all over the upper part of the estuary – where the “wild” shoreline is. This one is new; I first saw it today. It’s located on land owned by CSX railroad just north of Mill Creek in […] More

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