Riverkeeper Blogs

Patrol Nyack to Black Beach at Haverstraw. Picked up 5 cubic yards of trash and tires collected and bagged last month by students from the Greenmeadow School. George Washington Bridge Patrol from Nyack to Yonkers with landscape painter John Deerman. Research and photograph several areas […] More
Patrolled Nyack to Newtown Creek. En-route to Newtown Creek found approximately one hundred and fifty 12″ by 12″ by 8′ white styrofoam blocks washed up on the shore between Riverdale and Hastings. Begin investigation. Patroled the creek with Basil Seggos and a film crew from […] More
Patroled the Alpine and Englewood Boat Basins. Both are owned by the Palisades Interstate Park (PIP). In the past PIP has been conducting maintenance dredging at both marinas in a manner which appears to capture dredged sediment, but in fact, releases it right back into […] More
Patrol southbound from Waterford to Kingston and then from Kingston to Nyack. Conduct our usual pollen transport sampling and CTD profiles (salinity levels and temperature throughout the water column at approx 5 mile intervals). It was a pretty windy and rough ride home this time. […] More
Boat docked at Albany Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper President Alex Matthiessen and Andy Kahle, Fishery Scientist from the NYS DEC Patrol from Hudson to Waterford with Alex Matthiessen aboard and Andy Kahnle from NYS DEC Fisheries. Andy has been studying Hudson River fish […] More
Esopus Creek houseboat barge Patrol from Kingston to Hudson with Alex Matthiessen aboard. At Saugerties we launched the skiff and photographed an abandoned “house-barge” about which we have received a number of complaints. We also investigated the sewer plant outfall/discharge inside Catskill Creek which is […] More
Swan at Newtown Creek sewage treatment plant. Finding more sewage and trash from Combined Sewer Overflows on the creek – NYC alone has 700 of them. More
Photos by John Lipscomb Buster gets to be a “Watch Dog” for a day, on a trip to fuel up in Tarrytown. More
Photos by John Lipscomb The start of the kayak race. Flotilla’s on the move down the Hudson River to North Cove Marina Towing the rafts back to Pier 96 Riverkeeper’s New York WaterFest. We had great luck with the weather. In the morning the “Fletcher” […] More
9/20/06: Continue northbound patrol from Garrison to Saugerties. Begin investigation of a crane barge at the Clinton Point stone quarry found backfilling a underwater fissure adjacent to the quarry with large amounts of crushed stone. It is not clear whether the quarry has a permit […] More
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