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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
$438M to clean up Hudson, protect drinking water
Riverkeeper patrol boat on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, which draws drinking water from the river. Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program helps to pinpoint where investments are needed to reduce pollution and improve drinking water quality throughout the Hudson River watershed. Our community organizing helps to bring communities together around water goals. And, with partners, we’re lobbying hard to build on the […] More
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Ophra Wolf, of the Newburgh Clean Water Project, questions Department of Defense officials at a public forum in Newburgh on November 15, 2018. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
On November 15, 2018, the Department of Defense hosted public events for elected officials and the public in the City of Newburgh, where the public water supply was contaminated by firefighting foam used at the Stewart Air National Guard Base. The meeting, the first of […] More
Seven communities and over 100,000 people rely on drinking water from the Hudson River. Riverkeeper helped these seven communities — the City of Poughkeepsie, Village of Rhinebeck and the Towns of Esopus, Hyde Park, Lloyd, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck — organize as the Hudson River Drinking […] More
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Did you know that only 2.5% of the world's water is freshwater? A tiny fraction of that freshwater — far less than 1% — is found in our rivers. And yet, so much depends on that water. More

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