Riverkeeper Blogs

NY bag ban on the brink!
New York lawmakers have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags in the state budget agreement April 1. This is a big victory in the fight against plastic pollution and follows years of disagreement over the issue. State lawmakers kicked the question of fees on […] More
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Promising signs have come to light, but any recovery is a long way off for this endangered Hudson River fish. To restore viable populations of these gentle giants, multiple efforts must continue.   Atlantic sturgeon had a welcome burst of attention this month as we […] More
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Suffolk County released a report with our partners Citizens Campaign for the Environment showing the effectiveness of their county-wide single-use bag law, implemented in 2017. More
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Take action today! Contact the Governor and your State Assemblymember and tell them to make good on the Governor’s pledge to put $2.5 billion toward the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. The budget deadline is April 1!   No river in New York State has been […] More
"Seaport City" would bury East River fish
Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
Last week it was reported that the de Blasio administration is considering “Seaport City,” a project that would fill in the East River and most likely allow for development on the southeast shoreline of Manhattan, from the Battery Maritime Building to just north of Manhattan Bridge. More
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Riverkeeper is advocating for three key priorities in the state budget. If you want to stay up-to-date on how the budget negotiations in Albany might impact New York’s environment, please sign up to receive our email alerts. New York State’s Assembly and Senate released their […] More
The Trump Administration has opened a 60-day comment period on a proposed rollback of the Clean Water Act’s essential protections. You can make a difference now by submitting a comment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers by April 15. In 1972, […] More
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Recently, Kings County Brewers Collective, The Ginger Man, Hopsteiner, and Riverkeeper came together to brew Robot Fish #15 — a single malt, single hop IPA — to help raise awareness of the plight of New York City's waterways and the Hudson River. More
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(Photo: Kathy Overington)
A coordinated community response, supported by Riverkeeper, has given the public a seat at the table. This victory speaks to the public’s love for the Hudson and the willingness of municipalities to fight for it. Find out about ways to get involved in protecting the […] More
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Photo: Artie Raslich / Gotham Whale
Menhaden, or 'bunker' – food for whales and filters for algae – must be well protected. Riverkeeper has joined an effort to prevent Omega Protein’s bid for MSC label on seafood products and support a state bill limiting the use of purse seine nets. More

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