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New Mohawk River report points to need for infrastructure investments

Riverkeeper on patrol in the Mohawk River in May 2016. (Photo: John Garver)
Public invited to learn more, join community science monitoring project April 10 in Utica Utica, N.Y. – A new Riverkeeper report details the results of a water quality monitoring project with SUNY Cobleskill that samples 43 locations monthly in 120 miles of the Mohawk River, the Hudson River’s largest tributary. The report highlights the need to invest in water infrastructure to stop sewage overflows and leaks – such as those likely to result from rain today. Annual investments of at least $800 million statewide are needed for water infrastructure, and Riverkeeper […]

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‘The Wallkill needs help’ – Water quality report highlights need to clean up river

Photo: Emily Vail / DEC
Riverkeeper and Wallkill River Watershed Alliance release letter calling for Governor Cuomo and state Legislative leaders to fund DEC Study Public invited to learn more at Wallkill River Summit March 28 For immediate release:March 23, 2017 Contact: Leah Rae,, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Riverkeeper released a new report today, detailing the results of five years of water quality monitoring by community scientists in the Wallkill River, showing that 87 percent of samples have failed to meet federal guidelines for safe swimming. The report’s finding will be presented as part […]

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Riverkeeper champions clean water legislation in Albany

Riverkeeper, New York's Clean Water Advocate, will set out to Albany this week to meet with state legislators to support Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act and the legislature's proposed $5 billion Clean Water Bond Act for the 2017-2018 fiscal budget.

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Department of Defense needs to stop flow of pollution from Stewart ANG Base

Today, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter to the Department of Defense, requesting the Department to agree to take an “interim remedial action” at Stewart Air National Guard base to filter the largest source of PFOS-polluted water before it leaves the base. Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director, said: “Riverkeeper has been calling for action to stop the flow of PFOS pollution from the Stewart Air National Guard Base since May 2016 – eight months ago. Newburgh and the state took […]

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Angel Montero, researching the Hudson River and its health

“When I was growing up, I was pretty much a city kid,” Angel Montero says. “To me the Hudson River didn't have much of an impact. To me the Hudson River was that blue thing you see on the subway map.” As a 25-year-old college student, Montero is engaged in science research that will help all of us better understand the Hudson and its health.

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Hudson Valley small businesses speak out for clean water

Breweries, kayak outfitters and other small businesses that rely on high quality water sign letter urging Gov. Cuomo to invest in clean water programs.

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State funds to improve monitoring and reporting of combined sewer overflows

Infrastructure funding: $800M allocation sought

Communities seek water infrastructure investment

Environmental groups urge Cuomo to invest in crucial water infrastructure

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