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The Hudson River, its living creatures, and the wider environment are simply not being considered at this vital stage in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study on storm flood protection. We need to prepare for both storms and sea level rise, without harming the […] More
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A spill of firefighting foam from Atlantic Aviation at Stewart International Airport has visibly affected nearly two miles of the Silver Stream, according to photos sent to Riverkeeper and information provided by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Based on information provided to DEC, the foam […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May.   In a way, I’ve been sweeping as long as […] More
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Each year, New York City discharges more than 20 billion gallons of raw sewage into local waterways. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 72 times! It's time to take our waters back. More
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As New York recommits to clean water, EPA blindly pursues the president’s destructive deregulatory agenda.   Donald Trump once claimed to be “a very big person when it comes to the environment.” What Trump is doing to the Clean Water Act and other key environmental […] More
According to federal elected representatives, the Army Corps of Engineers will install a $2.4 million system to filter the discharges from the Stewart Air National Guard Base that are laced with toxic PFAS chemicals associated with firefighting foam. Senator Chuck Schumer first announced late last […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May. Please visit Riverkeeper.org/Sweep to sign up for a project happening […] More
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This is one in a series of profiles of the community scientists involved in Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Program, which samples water at more than 400 locations in the Hudson Valley and along the New York City waterfront. Learn more in the short documentary film […] More
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Randy Alstadt (fourth from left) giving a tour of the Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility to members of the Hudson 7.
The operator of the largest drinking water treatment plant on Hudson River will represent ‘Hudson 7’ communities on the new committee. On Monday, March 25, the Hudson River Safety, Operations, and Navigation Steering Committee voted to elect Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility Water Plant Administrator Randy […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blogs about Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson, involving more than 100 shoreline cleanups and planting projects on a single day in May. Please visit Riverkeeper.org/Sweep to sign up for a project happening […] More

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