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16 hours ago

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

20 hours ago

Get it on your calendar! Our annual day of service for the Hudson River is May 4. You can organize a shoreline cleanup in your community, pitch in at 100+ locations from NYC to the Adirondacks or help out as a sponsor. Last year’s #RiverkeeperSweep brought out 2,300 volunteers & removed 37 tons of trash from 120 locations in a SINGLE DAY. Help us make an even bigger impact this year. Visit Riverkeeper.org/sweep (link in bio) . #hudsonvalley #hudsonriver #cleanup #plasticpollution #springcleaning #brooklyn #adirondacks #volunteer #thinkgloballyactlocally #riverkeeper

1 week ago

#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

1 week ago

#Repost @jonbowermaster ・Two new reports, from Scenic Hudson and Governor Andrew Cuomo, insist General Electric must return to the Hudson River and finish the clean-up of PCBs it knowingly dumped. Concern today is that the EPA may sign off on a ‘certificate of completion,’ giving the company a pass, condoning its premature withdrawal from the clean-up. Listen to the Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster (link in Riverkeeper bio to hear the recording) @radiokingstonny for details on the two new reports. @scenichudson @riverkeeper @andrewcuomo #nydec @generalelectric ... For now the Hudson River remains the country’s largest superfund site. 📷 @chris.rahm @devinpickering #hudsonriverstories @oceans8films . @hv_ny @hudsonvalleycompass @paddlehvps @sloopclearwater @riverkeeper @scenichudson @hudsonvalleyhappenings @hudsonvalleyconnect @basilicahudson @hudsonpaddles #hudsonriver #hudsonvalley #hudsonvalleyny @radiokingstonny

2 weeks ago

Happy New Year everyone! Take a moment to celebrate all that we can accomplish by working together to protect & restore the Hudson (no matter how great the challenges are). Link in bio has a few of our big accomplishments from 2018. Thanks to all of you volunteers, partners, activists & river lovers who who are part of it. Please stay with us in 2019. . #riverkeeper #hudsonriver #hudsonvalley #cleanwater #livingriver #fish #wildlife #fishmigration #damremoval #nature #environment #ny #seasons #newyear #tbt #2018

4 weeks ago

#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 )

1 month ago

#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

1 month ago

#tbt Thanks to our volunteers & partners who built these oyster shell habitats for the creatures of NY Harbor back in October. We hope these structures will become havens for ribbed mussels & help marine life rebound as they are installed along the flat industrial bulkheads of NYC’s Newtown Creek. Shout-out to @newtowncreek @billionoyster Link in bio to learn more! . #habitat #restoration #hudsonriver #riverkeeper #nyharbor #nyc #brooklyn #queens #oysters #mussels #saltmarsh #ecosystem #marinelife #aquaticlife #volunteers @waterkeeperalliance @governorsisland @harborschool @kbirenkrant @lisabloodgood @nameiswillis @waterfrontalliance

1 month ago

Check it out! This is an experiment by Riverkeeper, @newtowncreek Alliance @billionoyster Project: Installing oyster-shell structures on industrial bulkheads, with the hope of fostering habitat for native creatures that still consider this area a salt marsh. Students from the Billion Oyster Project organized the transportation of these simple structures, made with shells, cardboard & concrete, to Newtown Creek, the waterway between Brooklyn & Queens. We clipped the first few onto a stretch of corrugated sheet pile on Dutch Kills, a tributary of the Creek. “After we installed the habitats, little grass shrimp were swimming by and actually checking them out!” said Chrissy Remein, NYC Water Quality Project Coordinator. “They were landing on it and peeking around. It was pretty amazing. And grass shrimp are pretty cute.” Link in bio to learn more & find out what come next. 🎥 by Chrissy Remein. . #latergram #Riverkeeper #nyc #nyharbor #saltmarsh #ribbedmussels #grassshrimp #marinelife #habitat #ecosystem #resiliency #nature #nycnature #hudsonriver #estuary #marsh #vision @nameiswillis @nyc @empiredragonsnyc @riverprojectnyc @swimcoalition

1 month ago

Rocklanders! Join us at the Nyack Center this Weds12/5 at 6:30p for a special screening of “Hope on the Hudson” short films by National Geographic filmmaker @jonbowermaster – uplifting stories in the decades long struggle to save the Hudson River. This a free event but registration is requested. LINK in bio. Q&A follows with Riverkeeper, @sloopclearwater & @hvfarmhub , the orgs featured in the films. Also meet local partners @nyackseedexch , Rockland Water Coalition, @cce_rockland & Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance. Hope to see you! 58 Depew Ave, Nyack. .. #hudsonriver #nyack #hudsonvalley #film #shortdocumentary #nature #hudson #riverkeeper #clearwater #seeds #sustainability #rockland #lohud #sparkillcreek

1 month ago

What’s your favorite place to connect with the natural world? Tomorrow (Tues) @Riverkeeper will be taking over the @RubinMuseum Instagram account & talking about this theme – our #KarmaSpot. The Rubin is exploring how to build a sustainable future in their fall ‘Karma’ talk series. Follow along, hashtag #KarmaSpot & share your own photos for a chance to win a yearlong membership to this beautiful museum. . #hudsonriver #riverkeeper #instagramtakeover #rubinmuseum #nature #environment #karma #reflection

1 month ago

Happy #GivingTuesday ! We hope you'll give back to the Hudson & join Riverkeeper today, on this Global Day of Giving (link in bio or via our Facebook page). Riverkeeper has earned @charitynavigator_org 's top rating for the 6th straight year. We are member-supported. And whether you donate, volunteer, speak out, keep an eye out for polluters, collect water samples, or pick up trash from the shorelines, you are making an enormous impact in our work. THANK YOU. #hudsonriver #hudsonvalley #coldspring #paddling #kayaking #environment #hudsonhighlands #restoration #nature #hudson #riverkeeper

1 month ago

Help us celebrate Martha Cheo, a phenomenal volunteer with the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, at the Hudson River Watershed Alliance's annual ‘Toast to the Tribs’ event @liveatthefalcon Next Tuesday December 4. Martha was the main organizer of the Wallkill River Festival, and helped Riverkeeper monitor water quality this year as part of our ongoing effort to restore this major tributary of the #Hudson. Info at hudsonwatershed.org. . #hudsonvalley #hudsonriver #volunteer #environment #benefit #marlborony #thefalcon #wavemakers #wallkillriver #watershed #cleanwater #waterquality #tributary #rivers #streams

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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