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New York Doubles Down on Effort to Turn City Into Giant Sponge

Riverkeeper to honor DEC’s Fran Dunwell and Dr. David Carpenter on June 8

At its annual Summer Splash gala at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, N.Y., Riverkeeper will celebrate two Hudson River champions Riverkeeper will celebrate and honor the work of Fran Dunwell, recently retired coordinator of the New York State Hudson River Estuary Program, and Dr. David Carpenter, PCBs expert and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany – SUNY, during the organization’s 2nd Annual Summer Splash gala at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison. Dunwell, who retired in August last year, will receive […]

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The Capitol Theatre and Rythm Cannabis Present the 4th Free Dead in the Park – A concert to benefit Riverkeeper

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Stella Blue’s Band is excited to announce the fourth annual Free Dead in the Park concert to benefit Riverkeeper, presented by The Capitol Theatre and RYTHM Cannabis.

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Riverkeeper applauds NY State 2024 budget for environmental funding and policy wins

Riverkeeper commends Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature for passing a state budget that allocates significant environmental funding and supports policy wins including significant staffing increases for the Department of Environmental Conservation. • $500 million for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which will help communities across the state upgrade their aging water infrastructure. The CWIA’s investment in New York’s water infrastructure has now reached $5 billion since the program’s inception in 2017. • $400 million for the Environmental Protection Fund, which will support a variety of environmental programs, […]

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12th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is Saturday, May 6 – 120 shoreline cleanups, NYC to the Adirondacks

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In Riverkeeper’s annual day of service for the Hudson, more than 1,400 volunteers will remove trash and foster healthy vegetation along the shorelines. Contact: Leah Rae, [email protected], 914-715-6821 More than 1,400 volunteers are expected to turn out on May 6 for the 12th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a daylong effort to clean up shorelines throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley, from Staten Island to the Adirondack Mountains. An interactive map of 120 project locations is available at Riverkeeper organizes the annual event as a day of service to […]

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New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary celebrated as ‘Hope Spot’

As one of Mission Blue's "Hope Spots," the New York - New Jersey Harbor Estuary is "evidence of what people can do when they care and when people put in the work for a better place for nature and for humans," Dr. Silvia Earle says.

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Indian Point update: Holtec pauses its plan to release radioactive wastewater into the Hudson in May

Holtec, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear plant, is holding off on its planned discharges of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson in May. According to the Decommissioning Oversight Board chair, the decision will allow time to independently analyze the spent fuel pool water before it is released, and allow time for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to answer important questions raised by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. “Holtec’s decision to pause its hastily planned release of 1 million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River demonstrates the power […]

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Holtec Says It Will Discharge Indian Point Water in May

Discouraging Report On Hudson Shad Angers Angler-Environmentalist

Ignoring public outcry, Holtec plans early radioactive release into Hudson that coincides with recreation and spawning seasons

Holtec adds insult to injury with early discharge plan Holtec, the firm responsible for decommissioning the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has informed the Indian Point Energy Center Decommissioning Oversight Board that it intends to begin releasing radioactive wastewater from the plant into the Hudson River in May, at the start of the recreation season. This is three months earlier than the timetable described by Holtec during a meeting February 2 with the oversight board. As public outrage increases over the planned discharges of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River, […]

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