Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Riverkeeper and its allies lobbied furiously for WRDA2020, which will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update many of its most dangerously outdated coastal protection project guidelines. As 2020 grinds to a close, we can celebrate an aggressive new law addressing the massive risks to coastal communities and ecosystems posed by climate change. More
Despite unprecedented challenges, Riverkeeper made enormous advances in the areas of water quality, biodiversity, climate preparedness and community empowerment this year. Here is a sample of our many achievements in 2020. More
Riverkeeper is watchdogging Port Authority’s Airtrain proposal. A construction from Citi Field to LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. More
Over the last two weeks, Riverkeeper has received numerous reports of dead and dying fish spotted throughout a 60-mile area from New York Harbor north along the Hudson to Mystery Point in Garrison, and as far away as the North Fork of Long Island. More
Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign this bill granting protections for thousands of miles of New York’s streams. More
Photo: Rob Lowenthal
Although the Sweep 2020 event looked different this year, our volunteers, as always, succeeded in making a tangible improvement to shorelines and parks, all the way from Brooklyn to the Capital District. Here’s what we achieved together on October 17, 2020, during the 9th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep More
strooks_dam-10_lores-Photo by Jess Deitz
The removal of 2 obsolete dams makes way for renewed spawning habitat on Quassaick Creek in Newburgh and Furnace Brook in Westchester. More
An outbreak of giardiasis at Union College in Schenectady sickened 32 students. Newspapers quote campus officials that suggest the outbreak may have started with students who were exposed to contaminated water in one of two tributaries of the Mohawk River. More
Cecil Corbin-Mark
Photo courtesy WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Corbin-Mark ‘was a brilliant voice of knowledge, experience, reason, and truth’ We at Riverkeeper are heartbroken by the loss of Cecil Corbin-Mark, a longtime friend, trusted advisor, and environmental justice giant, who passed away on October 15th. Cecil’s life was way too short, but in […] More
This is one in a series of guest blog posts about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving dozens of shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day. Be part of the next Sweep, October 17, 2020 – Visit […] More

Don't let New York State give up on New York City waters
Become a Member