Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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This is one in a series of guest blog posts about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 cleanups and planting projects on a single day. Be part of the next Sweep, Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Visit […] More
“In Sleepy Hollow, the River is a part of our lives - it’s a unifying force for the community”
Neighbors, Riverkeeper Members, and Sweep co-Leaders Judi and Char aren’t sure exactly how they first met, but they know they quickly connected over walking their dogs along the waterfront in Sleepy Hollow. Last spring, after participating in the Annual Riverkeeper Sweep at a number of other local sites, Judi approached Char about teaming up to host a new Sweep site at Horan’s Landing. More
In a March, 2023 letter, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a notice sent to Holtec, International, providing details of two additional violations during their decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. More
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Letter asks EPA to set public information meetings and create a Community Advisory Group, in anticipation of PCB contamination study in lower river south of Troy. More
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Bakken Crude oil train derailment in Lac Magantic Quebec, 2013. Photo by Sûreté du Québec via Wikimedia Commons
Following the catastrophic February third train accident in East Palestine, Ohio, Riverkeeper joined with partners Earthjustice, Waterkeeper Alliance, Sierra Club, and Washington Environmental Council in issuing a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg. More
Tell the Army Corps Reject storm surge barriers-graphic
Riverkeeper and partners oppose storm surge barriers across NYC waterways and call for flood protection planning that is comprehensive, ecologically sound, and locally driven. This is a critical time to become informed and speak out about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to build […] More
Holtec International, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has stated that it will resume discharging radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River from a spent fuel pool on the site as early as August, and possibly sooner. More
As the Indian Point decommissioning effort continues, there remain a number of significant issues that will be discussed at the next meeting of the Decommissioning Oversight Board on February 2, 2023. More
City seizes critical opportunity to invest in sewer infrastructure – an example for others to follow. On Thursday, January 12, Riverkeeper joined the City of Newburgh staff and city council members, New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson, state Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director […] More
With support from NOAA and other partners, Riverkeeper is helping to rid the river of derelict vessels that cause ecological damage and navigational hazards. In a new initiative, Riverkeeper succeeded in removing 17 sunken and abandoned boats from the Hudson in 2022, helping to address […] More

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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