Riverkeeper Blogs

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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
Riverkeeper and its partners deliver message to Department of Health in support of stronger drinking water protections Members of the public spoke up this month to urge New York State to protect drinking water through stronger, science-based limits on toxic PFAS chemicals. We would like […] More
Thank you for helping push for higher quality water standards in NYC waters
Help document the recreational use of saline waters around NYC and along the Hudson using a new interactive map. More
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Hudson River Watershed communities need at least $2.1 billion to repair and upgrade wastewater infrastructure, according to a Riverkeeper analysis of New York State’s 2023 list of projects eligible for federal funding. Achieving the “swimmable” goal of the Clean Water Act, 50 years after its passage, hinges on ongoing and stepped-up investments in our wastewater infrastructure. More
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Both last summer’s deluge and this year’s drought are examples of the climate extremes we need to prepare for, given the warming already baked in due to greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. More
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Riverkeeper and partner environmental organizations submitted to the Mayor Adams’ Administration twelve recommendations for improving New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program. Pushing the city to redouble its efforts to develop more soil and vegetated stormwater controls is a proactive effort that will help combat the devastating impact that climate change will have on New York City. More
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail algal bloom John Gotto 8-11-22-1500
A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) has overtaken parts of the Wallkill River and Rondout Creek, putting recreational users at potential risk from toxins produced by the algae. The Wallkill and Rondout combine to form the largest tributary to the tidal portion of the Hudson River. More
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Water Justice Fellows Shansanique at Otter Creek
During the second week of our Source to Estuary summer camp, we were ankle deep in Otter Creek, a tributary of the Tomhannock Reservoir, searching for the aquatic bugs that call this place home. More
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Since 2015, Riverkeeper, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly and Union College have collaborated on a water quality monitoring project in the Mohawk River watershed. Our latest data, from July 10, is now available at riverkeeper.org. More

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