Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Photos by John LipscombIt’s great to go back into the water after winter layup! We launched the “Fletcher” on March 19th into some remaining loose ice. Commissioning systems and swelling up the planking took a week.Our first working day was the 26th on Newtown Creek. More
Photo by John Lipscomb This photo was taken in July 2005 This is a photo was taken on the Upper Hudson – above the estuary – north of the Federal lock at Troy and north of Waterford and the Mohawk River.We are looking north east. […] More
Perphaps this sign should read “No Wake – Pollution in Progress”. Newtown Creek Patroled Newton Creek with Riverkeeper staff and the Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More
12th: Patrol from Nyack to Ossining. Check stranded containment boom on village waterfront. Confirm that the boom is not oil contaminated before retrieval. 17th: Retrieved a section of stranded containment boom from the village shoreline and towed it to the public launch ramp. Pulled it […] More
Re-photograph site where trash is being dumped into the Harlem River at a property owned by a church in the Bronx. Riverkeeper is trying to negotiate a cleanup without resorting to litigation. Also, photographed three wrecked pleasure craft at Dykeman Marina on Manhattan. Poor management […] More
Water quality and sewage indicator sampling with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University team – lower estuary from Nyack to NY Harbor. Sample at Sparkill Creek and Piermont, the mouth of the Saw Mill River, at the Yonkers sewer plant discharge, in the Harlem and East […] More
Patrol Nyack to Black Beach at Haverstraw. Picked up 5 cubic yards of trash and tires collected and bagged last month by students from the Greenmeadow School. George Washington Bridge Patrol from Nyack to Yonkers with landscape painter John Deerman. Research and photograph several areas […] More
Patrolled Nyack to Newtown Creek. En-route to Newtown Creek found approximately one hundred and fifty 12″ by 12″ by 8′ white styrofoam blocks washed up on the shore between Riverdale and Hastings. Begin investigation. Patroled the creek with Basil Seggos and a film crew from […] More
Patroled the Alpine and Englewood Boat Basins. Both are owned by the Palisades Interstate Park (PIP). In the past PIP has been conducting maintenance dredging at both marinas in a manner which appears to capture dredged sediment, but in fact, releases it right back into […] More
Patrol southbound from Waterford to Kingston and then from Kingston to Nyack. Conduct our usual pollen transport sampling and CTD profiles (salinity levels and temperature throughout the water column at approx 5 mile intervals). It was a pretty windy and rough ride home this time. […] More

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