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NYS, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Rep. Ryan urge actions to address toxic PFAS chemical pollution at Stewart Air National Guard Base. More
Young environmentalists reclaim connection to the natural world
Through taking water samples, removing old dams, restoring habitat and protecting sources of drinking water, we are reconnecting with the natural world and each other. It’s a seed of the movement – not the end, just a humble beginning. More
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Flash flooding near Croton Harmon Station. Credit: MTA Metro-North Railroad
In the wake of extreme (and increasingly common) rain, Riverkeeper continues work to mitigate impacts on water quality and infrastructure. More
Peekskill Brewery-Riverkeeper beer-June 2023
Riverkeeper has teamed up with Peekskill Brewery on a unique wheat beer that highlights the source of drinking water for 100,000 people: Peekskill Hollow Brook, which is not only the City of Peekskill’s primary water source, but also supplements the Village of Buchanan’s water supply, and serves as a backup for the Towns of Cortlandt, Somers and Yorktown. More
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In response to a lawsuit by Riverkeeper and our partners and following 20 years of delay, New York State has proposed the first of two new rules that are meant to update Water Quality Standards for waters around New York City. More
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Two-year study will shed light on certain important risks, including algal blooms, but won’t measure bacteria to indicate where water is safe for swimming. More
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Full green infrastructure development will be delayed by at least a decade, but implementation of Riverkeeper recommendations will strengthen New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program moving forward. More
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Letter asks EPA to set public information meetings and create a Community Advisory Group, in anticipation of PCB contamination study in lower river south of Troy. More
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City seizes critical opportunity to invest in sewer infrastructure – an example for others to follow. On Thursday, January 12, Riverkeeper joined the City of Newburgh staff and city council members, New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Jacobson, state Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director […] More
New York State residents documented more than 280,000 distinct uses of New York City’s coastal waters, including kayaking, dragon boating, swimming, and more, as part of a call for stronger water quality standards. More

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