Riverkeeper Blogs

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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
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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
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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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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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