Riverkeeper Blogs

Following is a summary of the legislation passed this week by overwhelming votes in the Assembly and Senate: A.6825-A (Barrett) and S.5197-B (Serino). Summary of Proposed Legislation The proposed legislation would add a new section to the Navigation Law (§ 70-A) to allow the Department […] More
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This is a guest post by Archie Morris of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance. A sewage treatment plant in the Town of Montgomery is under scrutiny after reports of a caustic-smelling discharge by the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance. On May 28, paddlers taking part in […] More
The NYS Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for the legislation to make it to the Governor’s desk, the state Senate must pass S.5197b […] More
The New York State Senate approved the Clean Water Bond Act of 2018, which at $5 billion, would be the state’s largest-ever bond measure. The Clean Water Bond Act would provide $5 billion “for the single purpose of preserving, enhancing, restoring and improving the quality […] More
Watch 'City on the Water'
Many New Yorkers have rediscovered their local waterways in recent years, yet many others still go about their daily business not giving much thought as to how the Big Apple is shaped by its waterways. As Riverkeeper’s Boat Captain, John Lipscomb says, “the city owes […] More
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Swimmers taking part in the 2 Bridges Under the Walkway open water swim event on June 3, 2017. (Photo by Capri Djatiasmoro)
The Hudson River open water swim season kicked off June 3 with the 2 Bridges Under the Walkway Swim in Poughkeepsie. June 14 is a seasonal milestone, with the first day of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the longest open water swim event in […] More
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Urge your NYS Senator to co-sponsor and help pass S.5197a, which would increase the state’s role in regulating the movement of dangerous oil barges on the Hudson. More
Under new regulations proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation, a key part of the environmental review process would be removed, disempowering governmental entities and the public in favor of large developers and industry. The environmental impact statement drafting process is a crucial part of […] More
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Alec Baldwin and Newburgh Councilwoman Karen Mejia are honored at the Fishermen’s Ball. More
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Updated: May 25, 2017 Results are in from the leaders of 102 shoreline cleanups and planting projects that made up Riverkeeper Sweep 2017, our 6th Annual day of service for the Hudson on Saturday, May 6. Thanks to 1,765 volunteers who turned out – everywhere […] More
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