Riverkeeper Blogs

Troy, just above City Marina. A massive discharge from a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) discharge during heavy rain event. See the DEC permit sign on the fence above the discharge. We often see locals fishing at this location. Riverkeeper is working with local municipalities, the […] More
Photo by John Lipscomb Philip Orton of Lamont-Doherty (LDEO) with his ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) which we’ve just retrieved from the bottom on Tappan Zee. It’s been measuring and recording current direction and speed at all depths for over a month. More
Photos by John Lipscomb Patrolling Piermont Marsh with (l to r) Bill Herguth, owner of Paradise kayak rentals in Piermont, Rockland County Legislator Connie Coker and Police Officer Bauer of the Rockland County Sheriff Marine Unit. Riverkeeper is leading an effort to have the creeks […] More
Photo by Alice DisonSampling for fish larvae off Indian Point with SUNY Stony Brook researchers. More
Photo by John Lipscomb Drinking water intake at Port Ewen, just south of Kingston. A number of Hudson Valley communities intake, filter and disinfect river water for their municipal water supply. Including the Poughkeepsie. Water quality isn’t just important for the fish. More
Photo by John Lipscomb There are millions of these beautiful little clams in the sediment in Haverstraw Bay. They are a brackish water mollusc called “Rangia cuneata” native to the Gulf of Mexico. They either invaded or re-colonized the lower Hudson in the 1980’s. Rangia […] More
Photo by John Lipscomb Riverkeeper summer interns spend a day out on patrol. More
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
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