Blogs by Riverkeeper staff regarding our work to defend the Hudson River and the drinking water of 9 million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

We were joined by two visitors from China, Yun Jian Li, the Han River Waterkeeper, and Zhang Jun Feng, the North Canal Riverkeeper, to take a tour of the Hudson River during their New York stay before heading down to New Orleans for the Waterkeeper […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb Patrolled with Indian Point Policy Analyst Phillip Musegaas. We gathered clams from the bottom of the east end of Haverstraw Bay in a “practice run” to prepare for eventually having clams and other shellfish analyzed for radioactive contamination that may be […] More
This Atlantic Sturgeon was caught in Haverstraw Bay on May 23rd. He’s 7’3″ and weighs 200 lbs. DEC Fisheries tells us that approximately 300 female and 700 male spawning age Atlantic Sturgeon remain in the Hudson. They were almost fished out for their meat and […] More
Photos by John LipscombHudson Riverkeeper & President Alex Matthiessen joined the patrol to check on pollution reports. He also met with citizens in Hudson seeking assistance with details in their Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP). Before We recorded this Garrison dumping site in April. After […] More
We did sampling in the East River with Lamont-Doherty’s Greg O’Mullen and his crew, as part of our water quality pilot program. We also patrolled with City Limits Reporter and a PBS film crew. Discovered a new oil absorb that Exxon installed at Meeker Avenue. […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb Sign by waterfront at Fort Edward. THANK YOU GE! We saw a bunch of turtles sunning on half submerged logs just below Champlain Canal lock 4 on our way up to Fort Edward – but I wasn’t quick enough to get […] More
Photos by John Lipscomb 5/11 – Catch and release doesn’t always work as well as one would hope. Fishing with lures and circle hooks versus traditional hooks with bait increases fishes’ chance of survival. More
Photos by John Lipscomb 5/8: Sun21, the solar powered catamaran developed and sponsored by the Swiss Transatlantic21 Association made its historic arrival in New York City’s North Cove Marina. The arrival completed the 7,000-mile journey across the Atlantic of the motorized boat that was powered solely […] More
Out on Newtown Creek with an editorial crew from New York Magazine. Church property on Harlem River. Newtown Creek with Attorneys from Girardi and Keese and a film crew. This legal team successfully prosecuted the famous Erin Brockovich case and now they’re going after EXXON […] More
Riverkeeper assists the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Fisheries of New Paltz with installing hydrophones that track sturgeon of spawning age. An important part of this program is catching Atlantic Sturgeon and attaching computerized tags. There are 1,000 (700 males and 300 females) left in […] More
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