Riverkeeper Blogs

We’ve had days of very high spring tides and no wind so an amazing amount of debris has floated off the riverbanks. It’s all still out here because there hasn’t been any wind to sweep it all ashore again. I find many of these blue […] More
A Hudson River writing class from Bard with Professor Susan Rogers. I met them in Kingston and we ran south to Esopus Island and back late in the day. We’ll get to see what they write about the day.I had them on the edge of […] More
A new abandoned wreck just at the south end of Albany’s Corning Preserve. It is very difficult to find any state or municipal agency which will get involved in cases like this.Intake structure at Bethlehem Energy Center. No gunderboom screens have been rigged this year […] More
Rondout Creek patrol early morning. Looking east at the CSX RR bridge. I don’t go under the bridge when there is a train crossing. Chicken. A flexible hose, like fire hose, has been led down the south bank of Catskill Creek from the area of […] More
Northbound on 1st patrol to Troy this year. Flat ass calm in Newburgh Bay. Looking south at Storm King and the northern edge of the Highlands. Bannerman’s Castle on the left. High School rowing teams at Newburgh. Youth and adult rowing is getting more and […] More
Santiago Salinas from SUNY Stony Brook and his helper for the day, Jin Gao, with their larvae sample net just north of Indian Point. This is the first day of sampling. Last year we sampled monthly but this year we’ll increase to two days per […] More
Basil pointing at a new discharge pipe from a cement supplier just south of the Kosciusko Bridge on the Brooklyn side of the creek. Marjam Construction is throwing waste material out the far end of the storage containers across the property line and into the […] More
Two boats were left anchored off Piermont this winter. During the one cold snap the power boat sank and overturned. No doubt the bilge water and pump froze so she filled enough to back flood through some hull fitting. Riverkeeper investigated locally to find which […] More
Photo from River Summer 07 just north of Poughkeepsie – Dave Conover took this shot of the baby sturgeon in John Mylod’s hand! Photo Credit: Dave Conover More
Winter service. Repairing port side deck. Other projects:Sand and paint underside of wheelhouse to Sand and paint transom Remove and replace interior hull ceiling in head and main cabin to gain access to inside of hull planking.Remove port and starboard windshields and fit temporary replacement. […] More
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