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Partners & Supporters


Riverkeeper has partnered with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory since 2006 to develop and implement our Hudson River Estuary monitoring program. Our partnership with CUNY Queens College continued from 2008-2019. Our science partners advise on all aspects of our water quality monitoring projects.

LDEO_LogoColumbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is one of the world’s leading research centers, where more than 300 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. It is part of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, which mobilizes the sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainable earth. For more information, visit:www.ldeo.columbia.edu or www.earth.columbia.edu.

queens_college_logoQueens College, City University of New York, prepares students to become leaders of our global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of our society’s most pressing environmental challenges. The School’s faculty conduct research on issues, such as climate change and clean water supply, with a global scope while maintaining a particular emphasis on issues impacting the residents of New York. For more information, visit www.qc.cuny.edu or http://qcpages.qc.edu/EES/.

Dr. Andrew Juhl, Co-Principal Investigator, LDEO: Dr. Juhl is a Lamont Associate Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He has extensive experience in oceanography and sampling in coastal waters. Dr. Juhl oversees the acquisition and processing of the environmental sensor measurements for the Hudson River water quality project. For more information, visit http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/user/andyjuhl.

Dr. Gregory O’Mullan, Co-Principal Investigator, Queens College: Dr. O’Mullan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York and also holds an Adjunct Research Scientist position at Lamont-Doherty. He has expertise in environmental microbiology and coastal water quality. He has worked with the microbial ecology and nutrient cycling of multiple estuarine systems including the Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, and Monterey Bay. Though 2019, Dr. O’Mullan oversaw field sampling and microbiological analyses for the Hudson River water quality project. For more information, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/Degrees/DMNS/sees/People/Pages/FacultyResearch.aspx?ItemID=30


Supporters of the Water Quality Program to date include agencies, foundations and individual Riverkeeper members. The support may have been for data collection, analysis, communications, community organizing or other aspects of our program’s work.

HREP-logo-sturgeonlogoHudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. The viewpoints expressed here do not necessarily represent those of NEIWPCC or NYSDEC, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or causes constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.



Riverkeeper is also grateful to the following for their generous support of the program:

  • Arnow Family Fund
  • Butler Conservation Fund
  • The Lester and Phyllis Epstein Foundation
  • Orange County Water Authority
  • Park Foundation
  • Rosenthal Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • The Snider Foundation
  • Sun Hill Family Foundation
  • Water Foundation
  • Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Wescustogo Foundation
  • You


In addition to 50 volunteers coordinated directly by Riverkeeper who gather water samples (as of 2022), Riverkeeper partners with a number of organizations to gather, analyze and use water quality data in the tributaries to the Hudson. They have included:

  • A Day Away Kayak Rentals
  • Ancram Conservation Advisory Council
  • Ashokan Center
  • Bard Community Sciences Lab at Bard College
  • Batten Kill Conservancy
  • Bronx River Alliance
  • Billion Oyster Project
  • Brooklyn College
  • Cary Institute
  • Center for the Urban River at Beczak at Sarah Lawrence College
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia Greene Trout Unlimited
  • Columbia University
  • Gardiner Conservation Advisory Council
  • Greater Stockport Creek Watershed Alliance
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • High Falls Conservancy
  • Hoosic River Watershed Association
  • Hudson Basin River Watch
  • Hudson Crossing Park
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum
  • Jarrett Engineers
  • John Jay College
  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Marist College
  • Middleburgh Central Schools
  • Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council
  • Town and Village of New Paltz
  • New Paltz Kayaking Tours
  • New York City Water Trail Association
  • New York Open Water
  • NYC boathouses
  • City of Newburgh
  • Ossining High School
  • Pace University
  • Pleasantville Conservation Advisory Council
  • Pocantico River Watershed Alliance
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission
  • Rocking the Boat
  • Roe Jan Watershed Community
  • Rondout Creek Watershed Alliance
  • Saw Kill Watershed Community
  • Saw Mill River Coalition
  • Schuylerville Library
  • Skidmore College
  • Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY Maritime
  • SUNY Poly
  • SUNY Rockland
  • SWIM Coalition
  • The River Project
  • Trib 13 Stewardship Group
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Wallkill River Watershed Alliance
  • Wawarsing Environmental Conservation Commission
  • Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club
  • You


Riverkeeper partners with a number of local governments and non-governmental organizations to advance our shared goals to protect the sources of public drinking water supplies. They have included:

  • Capital District Regional Planning Commission
  • The Catskill Center
  • Catskill Mountainkeeper
  • Cayuga County
  • Center for Watershed Protection
  • Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • DEC Division of Water
  • DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
  • Earthjustice
  • Environmental Advocates of New York
  • Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council (Hudson 7)
  • Mill House Brewing Co.
  • NAACP New York State Conference
  • NAACP Newburgh Branch
  • City of Newburgh
  • Newburgh Clean Water Project
  • NRDC
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection
  • NYS Watershed Inspector General
  • Orange County Water Authority
  • Village of Ossining
  • Owasco Lake Watershed Association
  • Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council
  • Pace University
  • City of Peekskill
  • Peekskill Brewery
  • Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance
  • Saw Kill Watershed Community
  • Sustainable Westchester


Riverkeeper partners with a variety of partners to advance goals for clean water in the Hudson River watershed and New York State, including:

Citizens Campaign for the Environment, City of Kingston, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Environmental Advocates of New York, Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Council, Hudson River Foundation, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson River Watershed Alliance, New York Public Interest Research Group, New York Water Environment Association, Product Stewardship Council, Scenic Hudson, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, SUNY New Paltz, THuRST Network, and other Waterkeepers in New York State.

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