Happy weekend! & kudos @germantownwaterfront over the latest news on Amtrak’s fencing plans threatening river access: The public will have a seat at the table. We’ll continue working with you to help ensure meaningful community input as the planning process moves forward. ・・・ #repost : HOL-Y SMOKES! Guys, we kind of won! @Amtrak informed us that they are withdrawing their proposal for fencing and gates. They will be collaborating with DOT, DOS and local municipalities on a five year plan to increase safety for the whole Hudson Line. The public’s input will be more fully considered. We have to stay involved and make sure our needs are met but this is a WIN. Thank you to all of our officials, citizens and activists for standing up and also a huge thanks to @amtrak DOT and DOS for listening. So much hard work by so many diverse humans. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! WE FOUGHT THE FENCES!! 📷 by Kathy Overington @kloverington
#tbt Styrofoam pollution in the East River. After nearly a year and a half of sustained pressure by Riverkeeper and the community, an illegally moored, foam-shedding barge was removed from the river between the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges in November. This was the second time Riverkeeper supported local partners in seeking the removal of a derelict barge polluting New York City waters. We’re happy to report that @nysdec followed through. Link in bio to read more in our blog. . #eastriver #nyc #hudsonriver #nyharbor #riverkeeper #styrofoam #barge #pollution #cleanup
#tbt Saturday’s great event with @germantownwaterfront on balancing rail safety with public access to the river. (The bars represent the height of fences proposed by Amtrak along the Hudson.) Thanks to all involved in the discussion. ・・・ How great was today?? We met so many wonderful people from neighboring towns. The sense of comradery and inspiration was palpable. Big thanks to @scenichudson so many town officials from THREE counties, Assemblywoman @didi4assembly for not missing beat when asked to give an impromptu speech. @riverkeeper , @troutunlimited , the Germantown Sportsmen and congressman elect @delgadoforcongress , State Senator Marchione and Daphne Jordan and many media outlets for sending people to be a part of it all. So many great presentations and sentiments. We will have the tangibles up on the website in bio sometime this week. Our photo booth game is getting stronger too! FIGHT THE FENCES (If you have an pictures please send them our way or share them on social media under #fightthefences )
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#Repost @germantownwaterfront This Saturday 12/15: Learn about Amtrak’s fencing proposal along the Hudson at an info session on ‘balancing passenger rail safety with public river access.’ 10am-noon, Kellner Center, 50 Palantine Park Rd Germantown NY ・・・ There are so many steps in every process. This @amtrak situation has surely driven that home for me. We still don’t have a date for our much anticipated meeting with them but do meet this Saturday in perhaps a more important forum. Saturday we don’t fight some big outside force, we collaborate on a better shared future. We who want an alternative solution, one that increases river access AND safety, get to work together to find out how to get all of our needs met. Please please be a part of it. We need your voice! (And come early for snacks!) #hudsonriver #hudsonvalley #germantown @scenichudson #rhinebeck #hudson #waterfront
Today and every day, we are thankful for the mighty Hudson River and for all of our members, activists, followers, and friends who work to protect it.
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SAVE THE DATE: #GivingTuesday next week! We hope you’ll join us on this international day of giving and support our efforts to protect and restore the Hudson River. Here are some ways your gift goes to work: $10 can test one water sample for contamination $50 can remove 250 pounds of trash from the shoreline. $100 can test 10 water samples for contamination. $250 can fuel Riverkeeper’s patrol boat for a 300-mile river patrol. Our campaign is live now at riverkeeper.org/givingtuesday