Riverkeeper Blogs

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In partnership with Green Ossining and the Village of Ossining Department of Public Works, Riverkeeper is working with community volunteers to reduce the amount of street litter entering the Hudson River through Ossining’s stormwater system. The project involves stenciling storm drains in the Village of Ossining […] More
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By Allie Granger, Advocacy & Engagement Intern On June 6th, Riverkeeper joined forces with dozens of allied environmental and community organizations in Albany for the first New York State Bring Your Own Bag Act Advocacy Day. During our 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, participants cleaned up […] More
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This spring, with your help, we cleaned up tons of plastic pollution from the shorelines and collected thousands of signatures in support of an effective statewide plastic bag ban for New York. This week, we’re hand-delivering the message to Albany, in a bunch of reusable […] More
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Haven Colgate is leading multiple shoreline cleanups in her community of Hastings-on-Hudson – at River Glen Cove, MacEacheron Park and Kinally Park – as part of Riverkeeper Sweep. We asked her to explain her motivation behind the work. What makes you want to take on […] More
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Years ago — but not quite a decade — I remember writing an email to an anonymous email account at Riverkeeper asking how I could be involved in the advocacy work around the Hudson even though I lived in North Brooklyn and my borough didn’t […] More
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As a longtime Westchester resident, I first became involved with Riverkeeper nearly a decade ago seeking an opportunity to get involved in environmental advocacy. Riverkeeper had moved their headquarters into my backyard. The timing was perfect, and I helped launch the Riverkeeper’s first Sweep clean-up […] More
It’s now or never! A decision on the future of GE’s PCB cleanup may be days away. Let’s flood EPA with calls and urge the new regional administrator Pete Lopez to fight for a Healthy Hudson. More
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Tell DEC to fight fracked gas pipeline approved by Trump commission. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) overruled the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a Water Quality Certification for Millennium Pipeline Company’s Valley Lateral Pipeline Project. More
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The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to significantly reduce federal Clean Water Act protections for all but the largest rivers and lakes. The public has only until Wednesday, September 27, to comment on the Trump Administration’s attack on the definition of “Waters of the United States.” Make your voice heard! More
The NYS Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for the legislation to make it to the Governor’s desk, the state Senate must pass S.5197b […] More
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