Riverkeeper Blogs

TroySanctuary
In September, my colleague Sebastian Pillitteri and I traveled North to visit The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, located near the mouth of the Mohawk River and Federal Lock, as a potential spot for an upcoming Water Quality Community Science celebration event to be […] More
We demand that New York comply with the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act and alert the public every time raw sewage is overflowing. More
WatershedSafari
Event puts focus on drinking water as NY Department of Health proposes new standards for toxic chemicals PFOS and PFOA   Would you like to learn more about protecting drinking water? Tomorrow, July 27, the Newburgh Clean Water Project is hosting its first Water Salon, […] More
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Wallkill River algae bloom (Photo: Emily Vail)
In the fight against harmful algal blooms, New York is leaving a major tool of the Clean Water Act on the shelf. Riverkeeper is calling for new water quality criteria for nutrient pollution. More
waterislife-crLindsey Peterson
On June 22, Riverkeeper hosted an event with Grandmother Carole, a woman with Penobscot lineage who has dedicated her life to rebuilding the connection between humans and water, in part by walking the length of rivers, from the source to sea. This month, her Water […] More
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Riverkeeper has been working with local partners in the Wallkill River since 2012. Here's a look at the progress we and our partners are making along this Hudson River tributary. More
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Riverkeeper has been working with local partners in the Rondout Creek since 2012. Here's a look at the progress we and our partners are making along this Hudson River tributary. More
In its first year, the Hudson 7 has taken important steps toward its goal of protecting the source of drinking water for more than 100,000 people: The Hudson River Estuary. May 31 marked the one year anniversary of the signing of the agreement that brought […] More
Riverkeeper’s water quality data show that combined sewer overflows remain one of the most important sources of pollution affecting the Hudson River and its largest tributary, the Mohawk River. Combined sewers carry sewage from homes and businesses to treatment plants in dry weather. During rain, […] More
EnteroChartTribs
Riverkeeper helps communities protect the waters they care about most – like tiny Mill Brook, also known as Trib 13, which feeds into the Wallkill River in New Paltz. More

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