Riverkeeper Blogs

Newburgh Department of Defense Meeting
Ophra Wolf, of the Newburgh Clean Water Project, questions Department of Defense officials at a public forum in Newburgh on November 15, 2018. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
On November 15, 2018, the Department of Defense hosted public events for elected officials and the public in the City of Newburgh, where the public water supply was contaminated by firefighting foam used at the Stewart Air National Guard Base. The meeting, the first of […] More
Seven communities and over 100,000 people rely on drinking water from the Hudson River. Riverkeeper helped these seven communities — the City of Poughkeepsie, Village of Rhinebeck and the Towns of Esopus, Hyde Park, Lloyd, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck — organize as the Hudson River Drinking […] More
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Army Corps commits to more time, more money in review of coastal protections Riverkeeper gave testimony today as New York City Council members considered a resolution calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to consider sea level rise – not just storms – in its […] More
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Combined sewer outfalls affected by Citywide Long Term Control Plan
If we want clean waterways in the city, we need to speak up. Tell NYC that its new plan to reduce sewage discharges into local waters must meet federal health standards. Submit your comments now to help make our waterways safer and healthier.   The […] More
Thousands stand up for the river
After months of public pressure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to allow more time and transparency before advancing any of its flood protection plans for New York Harbor – many of which threaten to permanently damage the Hudson and leave communities vulnerable to rising sea level. More
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Did you know that only 2.5% of the world's water is freshwater? A tiny fraction of that freshwater — far less than 1% — is found in our rivers. And yet, so much depends on that water. More
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Herring returning to Wynants Kill after 85 years. (Erica Capuana / NYSDEC Division of Fish & Wildlife)
Earlier this week the New England Fishery Management Council put in place two important new protections for herring. These changes will have an impact on the Hudson River Estuary ecosystem as well. More
Hudson River PCBs
It’s been more than a year since Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and our partners submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Second Five Year Review of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, urging the agency to find that the cleanup is not protective of human […] More
Mohawk - utica cso sampling map
Riverkeeper sampling sites and the locations of CSOs in Utica.
Riverkeeper’s Mohawk River water quality monitoring program, in partnership with SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly and community scientists from the region, is in its fourth year. With that data in hand, we’ve analyzed how Utica’s Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) affect water quality in the Mohawk River. […] More
Riverkeeper earns sixth-straight top rating from Charity Navigator
All of us at Riverkeeper are proud to share that Charity Navigator has rated us a 4-star charity, its highest ranking, for the sixth time in a row. That’s quite a feat, putting Riverkeeper in some rarified company. Of the 1.5 million charities evaluated by […] More

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