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Riverkeeper mourns the passing of a giant — founder Bob Boyle

Bob Boyle and the Hudson Valley
Bob Boyle and the Hudson Valley
The Riverkeeper family is saddened by the recent loss of Robert H. Boyle, who was instrumental in the founding of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association — Riverkeeper’s predecessor — 51 years ago.

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Results are in from 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep: 26 tons of trash cleared from 102 shoreline locations, NYC to Adirondacks

Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper lrae@riverkeeper.org, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Ossining, N.Y. – The results are in: 1,765 volunteers hauled 26 tons of trash, tires, assorted junk and recyclable plastic away from Hudson Valley and New York City shorelines at 102 locations earlier this month as part of the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. The local projects were led by schools, boating and fishing clubs, scout troops and other community organizations in partnership with Riverkeeper, carrying out a day of service for the Hudson River Estuary. The effort stretched 250 miles, from […]

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Andy Cohen, Grace Potter, Chuck Close and hundreds of New Yorkers from Albany to Wall Street to attend Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball

Riverkeeper, New York’s Clean Water Advocate, will host its annual Fishermen’s Ball on May 17 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The Ball will celebrate an historic year of clean water wins throughout New York State and raise critical funds for Riverkeeper

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On first anniversary of Newburgh’s water crisis, elected leaders and advocates call on Department of Defense to stop PFOS discharges from Stewart Air National Guard Base

On the first anniversary of the emergency declaration that put a spotlight on the City of Newburgh’s drinking water crisis, federal, state and city leaders joined Riverkeeper to call on the Department of Defense to take immediate steps to stop the flow of polluted water from the Stewart Air National Guard Base.

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Environmental Groups to Sue EPA Over Unsafe Waters in New York City

Map of relevant New York City waterways.
Map of relevant New York City waterways.
Lax Oversight Allows City and State to Evade Health Protections, Continue Massive Sewer Overflows

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6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines

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Photo: Gail Porter
Contact: Leah Rae, lrae@riverkeeper.org, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 From Brooklyn to the Adirondack Mountains, local groups will conduct 100+ shoreline cleanups and planting projects in a SINGLE DAY. Ossining, N.Y. – A one-day event stretching from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks will bring out more than 100 teams of volunteers – about 2,200 people in all – to clean up and restore the Hudson Valley and New York City shorelines on Saturday, May 6. The event, the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, has grown every year since 2012 and has cleared a grand […]

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Failing bolts at second Indian Point reactor raise further safety concerns

Inspection at Unit 3 finds 256 of 832 critical reactor core bolts impaired; result is even worse than at Unit 2. Riverkeeper demands NRC issue an incident report and supply a root cause analysis for clustered bolt failures.

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Environmental groups fight Department of Environmental Conservation’s toothless industrial animal facility permits

NEW YORK — Today Waterkeeper Alliance, Riverkeeper, Cortland – Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations Sierra Club, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc., represented by Earthjustice, served the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with a lawsuit challenging a permit with lax terms that could result in pathogens and animal waste pollutants being discharged into New York waterways.

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Riverkeeper applauds New York State’s renewed commitment to clean, safe water

For immediate release: April 10, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper applauds New York State’s renewed commitment to clean, safe water New legislation expands drinking water protections for millions ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature just took historic steps to ensure that our waterways and public health are protected. The recently approved Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 invests $2.5 billion in the the state’s aging water infrastructure. Additionally, companion legislation requires virtually all public drinking water supplies to be tested […]

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Riverkeeper to present water quality data for Upper Hudson in three public events Wednesday, April 12

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Public is invited to events in Glens Falls, Schuylerville and Albany to learn about ongoing water quality monitoring project; Volunteers sought to assist sampling For immediate release: April 7, 2017 Contact: Leah Rae, lrae@riverkeeper.org (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Riverkeeper is hosting three events in the Upper Hudson area Wednesday, April 12, to present data collected in 2016 as part of its first year of water quality sampling in the region and to recruit volunteers to assist with sampling in 2017. Riverkeeper has sampled the entire Hudson River Estuary since 2008, […]

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