The Hudson River is rich with history, aquatic and human life. Its history, like the river, is long, and left a trail of pollution, ecological destruction and species loss, that Riverkeeper has spent the past 40 years successfully turning around.
The Hudson River has been a vital artery in New York's history, an essential tool for travel and transport, survival and inspiration for generations of Native Americans, European settlers, British and American soldiers, and those who ultimately call it home.
Since helping to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, Riverkeeper has worked to create and strengthen a host of environmental laws and policies that give citizens the power to protect their river.
In honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage, Riverkeeper takes a journey upriver. We travel from New York City to Albany, discovering the region's past, present, and possible future.