Riverkeeper Blogs

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Each year, New York City discharges more than 20 billion gallons of raw sewage into local waterways. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building 72 times! It's time to take our waters back. More
According to federal elected representatives, the Army Corps of Engineers will install a $2.4 million system to filter the discharges from the Stewart Air National Guard Base that are laced with toxic PFAS chemicals associated with firefighting foam. Senator Chuck Schumer first announced late last […] More
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This is one in a series of profiles of the community scientists involved in Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Program, which samples water at more than 400 locations in the Hudson Valley and along the New York City waterfront. Learn more in the short documentary film […] More
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Randy Alstadt (fourth from left) giving a tour of the Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility to members of the Hudson 7.
The operator of largest drinking water treatment plant on Hudson River will represent ‘Hudson 7’ communities on the new committee. On Monday, March 25, the Hudson River Safety, Operations, and Navigation Steering Committee voted to elect Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility Water Plant Administrator Randy Alstadt […] More
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Take action today! Contact the Governor and your State Assemblymember and tell them to make good on the Governor’s pledge to put $2.5 billion toward the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. The budget deadline is April 1!   No river in New York State has been […] More
New York State has embraced a top Riverkeeper priority by establishing a new program to protect public drinking water sources from contamination. Take action by thanking Gov. Cuomo and urging him to go big on clean water investments in the next state budget. New York […] More
Riverkeeper and our partners have advocated for setting protective limits on the chemicals that have contaminated drinking water in Newburgh, Hoosick Falls and elsewhere. Take action to urge the Governor to fund clean water programs in this year’s budget, to meet these and other pressing […] More
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The Rondout Creek Watershed, within the larger Hudson River Watershed. (Courtesy Hudson River Watershed Alliance)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to monitor the Hudson River and its tributaries, and organize communities around water goals. Join a local watershed group to get involved in your area, or find Riverkeeper volunteer opportunities.   A recent economics study showed that the presence of […] More
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The Mohawk River Watershed, highlighted as a portion of the Hudson River Watershed. (Courtesy Hudson River Watershed Alliance)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to identify where investments are needed to reduce pollution and improve drinking water quality, and with partners, we’re lobbying hard to ensure there’s enough money to invest in Hudson River water quality restoration. Take action to help us address critical […] More
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Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to monitor the Hudson River and its tributaries, and organize communities around water goals. Join a local watershed groups to get involved in your area, or find Riverkeeper volunteer opportunities.   Martha Cheo, a longtime environmental educator and advocate from […] More

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