Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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Riverkeeper President and Hudson Riverkeeper Tracy Brown with UN Environmental Programme Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh
Lewis Pugh’s 315-mile swim of the entire Hudson is an ongoing, inspiring tale of endurance – for this athlete, and for generations of local advocates working to restore the river back to health. Riverkeeper was proud to collaborate on this historic swim. The Hudson River […] More
Riverkeeper celebrates Governor’s signature of legislation to halt radioactive wastewater discharges into the Hudson River More
Photo: National Parks Service/Brian Feeney
Riverkeeper continues advocating to ensure the Hudson wins this long-overdue investment – authorizing $20 million for habitat restoration, flood management, drinking water protection, waterfront access & more throughout Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More
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Flash flooding near Croton Harmon Station. Credit: MTA Metro-North Railroad
In the wake of extreme (and increasingly common) rain, Riverkeeper continues work to mitigate impacts on water quality and infrastructure. More
During the 2023 Legislative Session in Albany, Riverkeeper achieved significant environmental and clean water victories. Riverkeeper has dedicated staff to advocate for clean water policy in Albany and ensure that your voice is heard by state decision makers. Many of our legislative priorities highlighted in […] More
Peekskill Brewery-Riverkeeper beer-June 2023
Riverkeeper has teamed up with Peekskill Brewery on a unique wheat beer that highlights the source of drinking water for 100,000 people: Peekskill Hollow Brook, which is not only the City of Peekskill’s primary water source, but also supplements the Village of Buchanan’s water supply, and serves as a backup for the Towns of Cortlandt, Somers and Yorktown. More
Our annual celebration recognized the achievements of Fran Dunwell, founding coordinator of the DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, and Dr. David O. Carpenter, renowned expert on the health effects of PCBs More than 270 friends and supporters came together for our Summer Splash gala overlooking […] More
31 tons of debris cleaned from hundreds of miles of shoreline in NYC and the Hudson Valley. More
In response to a lawsuit by Riverkeeper and our partners and following 20 years of delay, New York State has proposed the first of two new rules that are meant to update Water Quality Standards for waters around New York City. More
Two-year study will shed light on certain important risks, including algal blooms, but won’t measure bacteria to indicate where water is safe for swimming. More

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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