Riverkeeper Blogs

UPDATED 10/10/2017 with Mohawk River projects Communities seeking to invest in projects to improve water quality in the Hudson River and its tributaries will get a boost from the first round of grants announced since New York State’s historic $2.5 billion investment in clean water. […] More
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The Rondout Creek, as seen in October 2017 outside Riverkeeper's office at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
There’s promising news out of Ulster County today, with County Executive Mike Hein’s proposal to expand testing of private wells and bring new focus to water quality issues throughout the county. In Ulster County, Riverkeeper has long advocated for protection and restoration of the Lower […] More
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In a vote Monday night, Newburgh’s city council voted to authorize a project to eliminate the discharge of 2.3 million gallons of raw sewage and polluted street water every year, by eliminating one of the city’s combined sewer overflows (CSO). Riverkeeper had urged the council […] More
The Newburgh City Council recently balked at spending $3.6 million, covered entirely by state and federal grants and loans, to reduce sewage overflows into the Hudson River. The project, to separate storm and sanitary sewers in a section of the city, would completely eliminate overflows […] More
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“We fight dirty.” That’s the rallying cry of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance – and they mean it!   Volunteers with the Alliance removed more than 90 tires from a stretch of the Wallkill near the City of Middletown on August 20. The “Tire Pull” […] More
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As Capt. John Lipscomb patrolled the Upper Hudson this week, he met with a group of children who have been taking part in a Riverkeeper Club organized by Schuylerville Public Library and Hudson Crossing Park, two of Riverkeeper’s partners on water quality monitoring in the […] More
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Flushing Bay August 9, 2017. (Photo by Capt. John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper captured stark evidence of the environmental toll of combined sewage overflows from New York City Tuesday morning, as Capt. John Lipscomb sampled water quality in the East River and its tributaries with CUNY Queens College. More
Cornell Professors Michael Van Amburgh and Karl Czymmek published a blog attempting to dispute one of the figures referenced in the recent lawsuit brought on behalf of Riverkeeper and others by Earthjustice. In the suit, we challenge the weak, unenforceable and secretive permit that regulates the largest dairies in the state. More
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Hundreds turn out to shape new ideas for remediation, restoration, recreation, and resiliency improvements to two key waterways. This summer is shaping up to be quite historic in two corners of New York City – Newtown Creek and the Flushing Waterways – as Riverkeeper kicks […] More
On July 18, a fast-moving intense summer thunderstorm whipped through the region, resulting in a short burst of rain - and a flood of raw sewage into the water.Here's what it looked like in Kingston: More
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