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11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is Saturday, May 7

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On Saturday, May 7, more than 2,000 volunteers will come together across hundreds of miles of shoreline in New York City and the Hudson Valley for the 11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River.

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Riverkeeper calls on NYS to protect Hudson & Mohawk rivers from Erie Canal invasive species

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Today, the Department of Environmental Conservation and Canal Corporation responded to public calls to address the risk of invasive species traveling into new waters via New York State canals. The proposal doesn’t directly address the need to block invasive species from entering the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers via the Erie Canal. Scientists have called for such a measure for nearly a decade, and the Reimagine The Canals initiative has identified strategies that can and must be implemented. The following is a statement by Dan Shapley, co-director of Riverkeeper’s Science and […]

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NYC’s Big Clean Energy Plan Is Under Attack From One-Time Advocate

Can Quebec’s Dams Power New York City?

Stop The Mud: State tells NYC ‘Go back to the drawing board’ on Ashokan releases

NYS to NYC: Find alternatives to dumping muddy Ashokan Reservoir water into the Esopus Creek

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Riverkeeper applauds the state’s decision to require further analysis of alternative actions, as well as impacts to the Hudson River drinking water supply, and the effects of climate change on the management of the city’s water supply. Decision follows public demands to “stop the mud” in Lower Esopus Creek. The State announced today that New York City must expand its study of alternatives to dumping muddy water into the Esopus Creek from its Ashokan Reservoir. The city must also further scrutinize how climate change will affect the proposed reservoir operations, […]

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Why an Oyster Comeback Would Benefit NYC

A conversation on the Champlain Hudson Power Express

Riverkeeper Opposes CHPE Canadian Hydro Transmission Project

Less raw sewage to enter Hudson River after city receives state money

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