Riverkeeper Blogs

Newburgh is continuing to make progress eliminating discharges of untreated sewage directly to the Hudson River. In May 2014, Riverkeeper publicized data that suggested sewage was escaping Newburgh’s combined sewer system even in dry weather. That ultimately prompted a high-impact investigation in November 2015 that […] More
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“When I was growing up, I was pretty much a city kid,” Angel Montero says. “To me the Hudson River didn't have much of an impact. To me the Hudson River was that blue thing you see on the subway map.” As a 25-year-old college student, Montero is engaged in science research that will help all of us better understand the Hudson and its health. More
Check out this video showing the benefits of a dam removal in the Wappinger Creek Watershed. The Wappinger Creek is the largest watershed in Dutchess County, and an important tributary to the Hudson River. More
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Upper Hudson River at Route 25 downstream of the MacIntyre Tract. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper has filed comments with the Adirondack Park Agency, arguing that additional alternatives should be considered as the APA classifies vast tracts of new state lands in the High Peaks. The tracts include rivers, brooks and wetlands associated with the headwaters of the Hudson River […] More
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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented. More
Proposed city law seeks to give the Department of Environmental Protection certain Clean Water Act enforcement powers for separate storm sewer system activities. More
When talking about pollution from combined sewer systems, which carry sewage and storm water runoff in the same pipes, and overflow into waterways, we often talk about “wet weather” overflows, rather than rain overflows. Sunday night’s snow storm explains why. As snow melts, the melt […] More
Many of the state’s most important grants to restore water quality and aquatic habitat were included in Governor Cuomo announcement of statewide funding for Regional Economic Development Councils December 8, including more than $16 million for projects in the Hudson River Watershed. More
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s resume is littered with efforts to scrap and weaken 50 years of our nation’s clean air and water laws. Needless to say, it was bad news Wednesday when the public learned of his selection by Donald Trump to head the […] More
Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary year has been one of our most successful yet in our efforts to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and precious drinking water. These “Riverkeeper Victories” are yours as well: our donors, activists and volunteers are the driver of our success. As we look forward to 2017 and beyond, we’ll need you more than ever. Challenges to clean water will continue to mount and Riverkeeper must rise to meet them. More
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