Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Two almost dead herring in a holding pen at a bait supplier’s dock. When they are almost dead their eyes fog up – like cataracts. River Herring (Alewife and Blueback) are taken during their spawning runs as bait for the recreational Stripped Bass fishery. Populations of […] More
We were southbound from Waterford through the Federal Lock at Troy. Below this last lock is the tidal estuary – 150 miles to the Battery. This Lock Keeper is always interested to know what’s happening on the river so we held the lock to compare river […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb 4/25: Tanker anchored off Hyde Park. This is the same anchorage spot where Exxon was caught discharging oily wastewater into the River back in the 1980’s. More
Photos by John Lipscomb4/20/07: Sited a third dumping spot at the church property on the Harlem River near Highbridge. All last year they used only two locations. This property has been dumping all kinds of trash and waste into the River. We have contacted the […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb Sample from the bottom of the Gowanus Canal 4/18/07: At the Gowanus Canal we sampled with Lamont-Doherty’s Greg O’Mullan, as part of our water quality pilot program. More
Photo by John Lipscomb4/16/07: We patrolled with a researcher from Interstate Environmental Commission collecting water quality indicators and enterococcus between Bear Mountain and Piermont. More
Photos by John Lipscomb4/11/07: Development in Middle Hope just north of Newburgh. There is a wetland on other side of the tracks. This is a perfect example of sprawl and poor land stewardship. We’ve been monitoring this development for three years but there has been […] More
On 3-27 and 3-29-07 we patrolled Newtown Creek with students from the Harbor School. Sabrina Wells from Riverkeeper described the environmental problems facing Newtown Creek and Riverkeeper’s case against EXXON MOBIL. The Harbor School is a high school in Brooklyn which integrates it’s curriculum into the […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb On 3/27/07 we returned to Newtown Creek and found a recycling barge losing some plastic material through a tear in its protective netting. We called Basil Seggos at Riverkeeper who put us in contact with an executive with the company. Within 15 […] More
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

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