The Highlands

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Photo courtesy Bob Vergara/All Photographic Services

The Legacy of Storm King

Round any bend in the Highlands and you'll see why this gorgeous mountain scenery helped inspire both the Hudson River School of painting and the modern environmental movement. The laws that came out of the epic battle to save Storm King Mountain are the laws we rely on today to stop would-be polluters.

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© Joseph Squillante, 2000 hudsonriverphotography.com

Stop Sprawl

In the 1960s, a band of local fishermen founded Riverkeeper's predecessor, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association. Their successful campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River spawned a movement that today includes waterkeeper programs on six continents.

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Photo courtesy Giles Ashford/

The Indian Point Nuclear Plant — with its 1500 tons of radioactive waste on site and its lack of a workable evacuation plan — puts millions of people in the metropolitan area at risk. At the same time, it annually uses some two-and-a-half billion gallons of river water as a coolant. This outmoded technology kills or compromises much river life, including thirty-five percent of the young striped bass spawned in this area.

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