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SuffolkCountySingle-Use Bag Law Poster
Suffolk County released a report with our partners Citizens Campaign for the Environment showing the effectiveness of their county-wide single-use bag law, implemented in 2017. More
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Take action today! Contact the Governor and your State Assemblymember and tell them to make good on the Governor’s pledge to put $2.5 billion toward the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. The budget deadline is April 1!   No river in New York State has been […] More
"Seaport City" would bury East River fish
Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
Last week it was reported that the de Blasio administration is considering “Seaport City,” a project that would fill in the East River and most likely allow for development on the southeast shoreline of Manhattan, from the Battery Maritime Building to just north of Manhattan Bridge. More
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Riverkeeper is advocating for three key priorities in the state budget. If you want to stay up-to-date on how the budget negotiations in Albany might impact New York’s environment, please sign up to receive our email alerts. New York State’s Assembly and Senate released their […] More
The Trump Administration has opened a 60-day comment period on a proposed rollback of the Clean Water Act’s essential protections. You can make a difference now by submitting a comment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers by April 15. In 1972, […] More
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Recently, Kings County Brewers Collective, The Ginger Man, Hopsteiner, and Riverkeeper came together to brew Robot Fish #15 — a single malt, single hop IPA — to help raise awareness of the plight of New York City's waterways and the Hudson River. More
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A coordinated community response, supported by Riverkeeper, has given the public a seat at the table. This victory speaks to the public’s love for the Hudson and the willingness of municipalities to fight for it. Find out about ways to get involved in protecting the […] More
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Photo: Artie Raslich / Gotham Whale
Menhaden, or 'bunker' – food for whales and filters for algae – must be well protected. Riverkeeper has joined an effort to prevent Omega Protein’s bid for MSC label on seafood products and support a state bill limiting the use of purse seine nets. More
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced his intention to ban plastic bags across New York State as part of his executive budget. This is a significant move, for which we are grateful, that will help address the plastic pollution crisis and will have reverberations far beyond […] More
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Photo: John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper
‘East anchor span” to be dropped onto network of chains on riverbed; timing precedes fish spring migrations. Riverkeeper is watching carefully as plans move forward for demolition of the ‘east anchor span,’ one of the remaining sections of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. [UPDATE, January […] More

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