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Advocates call on Governor Cuomo and legislators to pass the New York State BYOBag Act

2018-06-06
Contacts: Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper, 770-630-6790, jcherson@riverkeeper.org Megan Ahearn, NYPIRG, (212) 349-6460 x1166, mahearn@nypirg.org Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, (518) 426-9144, roger.downs@sierraclub.org Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, (516) 390-7150, aesposito@citizenscampaign.orgPatrick McClellen, New York League of Conservation Voters, (203) 313-0528, pmcclellan@nylcv.org Jennifer Caddick, Alliance for the Great Lakes, ?(312) 445-9760, jcaddick@greatlakes.org Advocates call on Governor Cuomo and legislators to pass the New York State BYOBag Act Riverkeeper & allied groups deliver thousands of petition signatures to the Governor in support of statewide bill modeled on California law.   Albany, N.Y. – Environmental and community organizations today delivered more […]

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Riverkeeper Sweep 2018 results: 2,200+ volunteers clear 36 tons of trash & 194 tires in a day

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7th annual event May 5 was largest ever – 120 service projects ‘source to sea’ Ossining, N.Y. – The 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep brought out more volunteers at more locations than ever on Saturday, May 5, when over 2,200 people came out to remove trash and invasive plants from 120 sites along the Hudson River. Here are some of the results of the one-day effort that stretched from source to sea – the Adirondack Mountains to the waters surrounding New York City. • 36 tons of trash and debris were […]

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Governor Cuomo: Don’t Break Your Promise on Plastic Bags

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Governor Cuomo must follow through on his promise to address plastic bag pollution. Urge him to introduce strong legislation to address single-use plastic bags.

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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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Hudson River Sea Glass jewelry – ‘something the river made’

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The way Pamela Gorman sees it, the Hudson regularly washes up gems. She collects “sea glass” along the beaches on the Hudson in Rockland County, searching the sand for polished bits of glass – aqua, green, brown and white, sometimes a rarer shade of cobalt blue, teal, red or lavender. She then starts imagining how to turn it into a necklace or a pair of earrings. What began as a childhood collecting habit has turned into a jewelry venture, Hudson River Sea Glass – a company she created at age […]

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Now’s the time: Help us redouble our efforts for clean water

Now’s the time: Help us redouble our efforts for clean water
Tuesday’s events have made one thing clear: our environment faces an unremitting assault from fossil fuel interests, polluters, and industrial actors, backed by the full force of the federal government over the next four years. Our next president has promised to cut 70 percent of all federal regulations, especially those that safeguard the environment. In the face of this onslaught, Riverkeeper will stand strong to protect our drinking water, the river, and the watershed that gives life to the Hudson Valley. There is strength in numbers; now more than ever, […]

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Riverkeeper Sweep 2016: Our biggest yet!

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Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out to the shorelines, from Brooklyn to the Capital District, on May 7, 2016, for our 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. We invite you to stay involved and make a difference throughout the year. Join us! Be part of a good thing. Sweep 2016 by the numbers: Number of projects: 108 Number of volunteers: 2,200 Trash removed: 39 tons Recyclables removed and recycled: 9 tons Number of tires removed: 423 Trees and shrubs planted or maintained: 836 Most common debris: plastic bottles, Styrofoam […]

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Riverkeeper on WRCR Radio: ‘We can’t do what we do without the community’

John Parker, Riverkeeper’s Director of Legal Programs, speaks with “The Many Shades of Green” on WRCR Radio as we get ready for two big events: Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 7, and the Fishermen’s Ball May 18. “Riverkeeper, in its history of over 50 years, started out as a group of fishermen that were just fed up with what they started seeing on that river – pollution taking its toll, local communities impacted, oil literally coming out of the Croton train station, not far from where we are. These were […]

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Teatown’s Hudson River Annual EagleFest Celebrates the Return of the Bald Eagles to the Lower Hudson Valley

Clearwater cancels Croton festival to restore flagship

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