Riverkeeper Blogs

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
In early May, nearly 20 environmental, conservation and sportsman groups sent a letter to New York’s federal delegation urging them to stand up for a robust, fully-funded EPA. The letter is copied below. We urge you to contact your representatives to support the EPA, NOAA […] More
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The Esopus Creek (Photo by Sean Monahan via Twitter)
Riverkeeper’s water quality monitoring projects of the Saw Mill River, Catskill Creek and Esopus Creek kicked off the 2017 season Thursday, with community scientists gathering samples from 50 locations. Samples from the Esopus and Catskill creeks are processed in our Riverport Lab in Kingston at the […] More
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Riverkeeper launched our East River sampling program today, building on a pilot project in 2016 in collaboration with CUNY Queens College. We’re measuring Enterococcus, a fecal indicator bacteria, as well as dissolved oxygen and other physical and chemical data. Angel Montero of CUNY Queens College assists Riverkeeper […] More
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