Riverkeeper Blogs

Rebecca Pryor
The Community Partnership program sets out to focus its efforts geographically. With partners in New York City, the Lower and Mid-Hudson Valley and the Upriver and Mohawk regions. More
Join a mapping project showing cherished places for enjoying the Hudson, from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. Generations of people have found places along the Hudson River to fish, swim or spend time, even as the railroads came in and restricted access along the eastern shoreline. Now, […] More
The author brought his own bag, of course.
On Monday, July 15th, Ulster County’s BYOBag law banning plastic bags and imposing a 5 cent fee on paper bags will go into effect. The new law will encourage shoppers to remember their reusable bags, and will help keep single-use plastic bags out of our […] More
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
advocacy day1
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
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
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
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
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

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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