Riverkeeper Blogs

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On Sunday,  I introduced Elisha Cooper, the author of a new children’s book, RIVER, at the book’s launch at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck.  Elisha’s book — beautifully illustrated in watercolor — chronicles the adventures of a young woman who travels by canoe down […] More
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Join Riverkeeper in urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Omega Protein accountable for exceeding its cap on the harvest of Atlantic menhaden for the Hudson & entire East Coast. More
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Rally on the River at the Factoria in Peekskill, brought people together for a common cause: the Hudson River. The inaugural event attracted almost 275 runners, kayakers, yoga enthusiasts and music lovers picture-perfect day. More
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Scouts join Riverkeeper & Guardians of Flushing Bay in a cleanup, and we all win. Who else wants to play?   Little volunteers were a big help Sunday as we cleaned up the trash that regularly washes up along the Flushing Bay shoreline. And we […] More
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If implemented, the ‘Revive Mother Nature’ Initiative would be a landmark effort to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats statewide.  Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious “Revive Mother Nature” Initiative to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats throughout New York State. The […] More
Yesterday, volunteers from HSBC joined Riverkeeper and the Riverside Park Conservancy for an invasive species removal project. Together 46 HSBC volunteers removed two truckloads of mugwort, bindweed, and honey locust seedlings. Invasive species management is critical to helping native plants compete. Over the last two […] More
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Help stop Holtec from becoming the decommissioning company for Indian Point. More
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Event puts focus on drinking water as NY Department of Health proposes new standards for toxic chemicals PFOS and PFOA   Would you like to learn more about protecting drinking water? Tomorrow, July 27, the Newburgh Clean Water Project is hosting its first Water Salon, […] More
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Riverkeeper has submitted comments on Hudson River Resources and Tilcon New York’s proposal to convert the Tomkins Cove Quarry into landfill and then ultimately into 199 acres of public waterfront green space for recreation. In our comments, we urged the Department of Environmental Conservation to […] More
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The author brought his own bag, of course.
On Monday, July 15th, Ulster County’s BYOBag law banning plastic bags and imposing a 5 cent fee on paper bags will go into effect. The new law will encourage shoppers to remember their reusable bags, and will help keep single-use plastic bags out of our […] More

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