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Newtown Creek Habitat Structure Build Day

Newtown Creek Photo
October 20, 2018: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
134 Carder Road, Governors Island, New York, NY 10004 map
Join us to build bulkhead adaptation habitat! These structures will attract mussels, oysters, other invertebrates, and potentially grasses, as well as provide nooks and crannies for fish to take refuge. This is a pilot project that seeks to find one of many solutions that could be implemented throughout Newtown Creek and other waters throughout the city and the country. As part of our “visioning” effort, we have been exploring adaptive solutions to make Newtown Creek an asset for the surrounding community and also a healthy functioning ecosystem. (Read the Newtown […]

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NYC Council Meeting on Proposed Storm Surge Barriers

October 22, 2018: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 map
In response to the Army Corps proposed NYNJHATS Study, New York City Council Member Constantinides has introduced a resolution (Res. No. 509) calling for the study to consider sea level rise in addition to storm surge. This resolution and the plans themselves will be discussed at a New York City Council Meeting on Monday, October 22 at 10am at New York City Council, 16th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. The NYNJHATS Study explores the six different plans the Army Corps is considering for coastal storm protection, […]

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“Undamming the Hudson River” film screening and Q&A

Wynantskill alewives
October 23, 2018: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Patagonia SoHo - 72 Greene St, New York, NY 10012 map
Join us for an eye-opening film about Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore habitat in the Hudson River by removing obsolete dams. Stay for a panel discussion and Q&A, refreshments and mingling.

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Community Scientist Appreciation Party – Yonkers

October 26, 2018: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) 35 Alexander Street Yonkers, NY 10701 map
Join Riverkeeper as we celebrate the 2018 Riverkeeper Water Quality sampling season and the volunteers who participated downriver on the Hudson to make it all happen. There will be a Water Quality Sampler Award for downriver projects and a presentation and screening of the new short film Source to Sea from National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, exploring how Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program, our partners, and community scientists answer the question, “How’s the water?” The Riverkeeper Water Quality team will be on hand to talk about their work and food and […]

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Randall’s Island Park Alliance Run the River 5K

Run the River graphic
October 27, 2018: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Icahn Stadium Randall's Island Park 20 Randall's Island New York, NY 10035 map
Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for their annual Run the River 5K, which raises funds to protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. This year, the Randall's Island Park Alliance will once again join forces with Queens Library and Riverkeeper to promote conservation efforts and active and healthy lifestyles for New Yorkers in the Park's surrounding neighborhoods.

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Save the Date: The Hudson as Life Force panel event

November 18, 2018: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701 map
In conjunction with the Hudson River Museum exhibition “A River is a Drawing” by Maya Lin, there will be a Sunday Scholar Series panel titled The Hudson as Life Force, moderated by Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, and featuring four distinguished thinkers as they examine the Hudson River as material and metaphor.

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Discussion: Do Rivers Have Rights?

December 16, 2018: 3:00PM to 4:30PM
The Rubin Museum of Art - 150 West 17th St. New York, NY 10011 map
Join John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Vice President for Advocacy and Captain, and philosopher Vishwa Adluri for a conversation on what rights rivers should inherently have. If a river had the same legal rights as a person, would we do a better job of protecting its ecosystem? And how might this legalistic approach intersect with traditional customs and rituals for sacred places? Tickets required: $25/person  

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