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Why go with the flow when you can curb rising waters and conserve water resources?

Communities: invest in flood planning, drought plans, education, water reuse and recyling. Start a flood task force, plan for extreme weather.

Government and Businesses: create new connections with diverse stakeholders.

Everyone: work together to strengthen river or coastal communities in the face of a climate change. Share water-saving tips for home and garden, too. Every drop of info helps!

 
 

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Public Invited to Comment on Scope of Environmental Assessment for Proposed Turbidity Control in Water Diverted From Ashokan Reservoir

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:07

Comments Accepted Until July 8

Residents and environmentalists in the Hudson Valley have been concerned about turbidity in various water bodies ranging from the Ashokan to the Kensico Reservoirs. The DEC is putting together a draft scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for these water bodies and they want your input.

From the DEC's office:

Comments are now being accepted on the draft scope for the Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for methods to control turbidity in the portionRead more

 

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Step Away From the Water Bottle

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:00

 

San Francisco Bans water bottles and leads the way for the end of one of the biggest marketing scams ever invented.  

With a few notable exceptions, like places where fracking is allowed, water in the United States is high quality and safe to drink. We in the Hudson Valley and Capitol district are especially blessed with some of the best drinking water in the world. How then did the single use water bottle get started?  

Great marketing hinging on our innocent wish to be cool. &nRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac March 1 - 6, 2014

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:11


Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

Ice boating was back on the Hudson River this week as a result of our extremely cold and snowy winter, and the efforts of experienced and energetic ice boaters.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

3/6 - Astor Point, HRM 97: In mid-afternoon we were sailing my iceboat Boreas off Astor Point where the iceboat fleet is now located. In the middle of the river we flushed a snowy owl that was sitting on the ice. It flew a few hundred fRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac December 5 - 12, 2013

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:07

Hudson River Almanac December 5 - 12, 2013

December 5 - 12, 2013
Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

At this time of year, bird observations dominate the Almanac. Well-insulated and active, they stand out at backyard feeders and in the larger landscape. Among bird observations this week, the snowy owl irruption into the Northeast was again the major focus. In addition to those reported from the Hudson's watershed, many reports were coming from peripheral areas such as Long Island and northern New Jersey.

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DEC Serious About Stripers: Over $600 Worth in Fish Found in Restaurant

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Monday, 04 November 2013 20:57

DEC Serious About Stripers: Over $600 Worth in Fish Found in Restaurant

Fisherman Faces Misdemeanor for Having Illegal Striped Bass

Over $600 Worth in Fish Found in Restaurant

A Babylon pizzeria owner was served misdemeanor charges Sunday after being caught by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) with 60 pounds of striped bass that he was alegedly illegally selling through his restaurant.

Captain Timothy Huss says that on October 16, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) ECOs followed up on an anonymous tip about a vilRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac October 8 - 14, 2013

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Saturday, 26 October 2013 10:28

Hudson River Almanac October 8 - 14, 2013

Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

Our eleventh annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson River," spanning the watershed, brought thousands of eager students to the estuary.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

10/11 - Crugers, HRM 39: A beautiful gray fox ran across the road today. At first I thought it was a red fox - the animal did have quite a bit of rusty color - but the black-tipped tail gave it away as the fox sprinted off into a neighbor's yard.
     - Dianne PRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac October 1 - 7, 2013

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:31

Hudson River Almanac October 1 - 7, 2013

 Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

After more than a week with no measurable precipitation, brackish water (about 10% sea water) began to creep above the Hudson Highlands. Would it bring brackish water animals with it? The first of our winter feeder birds made a showing this week as well.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

10/2 - Rhinebeck, HRM 90: I was awakened last night by continuous screeching from a tree outside my window. The racket went on for quite a while. As aRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac September 24 - 30, 2013

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Saturday, 12 October 2013 09:23

Hudson River Almanac September 24 - 30, 2013


September 24 - 30, 2013
Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

For some, the real spirit of autumn arrives on the wings and in the songs of migrating geese, the "high-flyers," whose voices are usually heard well before the birds are sighted. Some of the first high-flyer Canada geese passed down the valley this week, with many more to come.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

9/30 - Croton Point, HRM 35: Our search for wild celery (Vallisneria) took us to Croton Point where we foundRead more

   

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"Day in The Life of The Hudson River" Hudson River Estuary

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00

This Thursday October 10, 2013 over 3,000 students and teachers from New York City to Troy become "scientists for a day," during "Day in the Life of the Hudson River" They'll be collecting and analyzing real field data and conducting hands-on exploration of the Hudson River Estuary. 
Eighty-five schools will travel to nearby waterfronts at 65 locations between New York Harbor and the Troy dam. Thousands of students-from first graders to college undergrads-will partner with environmental eduRead more

   

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Hudson River Almanac September 17 - 23, 2013

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Monday, 07 October 2013 18:08

Hudson River Almanac September 17 - 23, 2013

September 17 - 23, 2013
Compiled by Tom Lake, Hudson River Estuary Program Naturalist

OVERVIEW

This week saw investigations of the sporadic recovery of the estuary's submerged aquatic vegetation [SAV] from the effects of recent tropical storms, and that recovery's effect on fish and wildlife. Just as upland deciduous trees shed their leaves in autumn, so do wild celery and other species of SAV. Beaches where these tiderows of leaves do - or do not - occur offer hints to the presence or absence of SRead more

   

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Impact of sustainable responsible investing on corporate environmental change

Written by Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:45

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Impact of sustainable responsible investing on corporate environmental change is focus of Beacon Institute talk

Panelists offer inside look from “SRI” front-line on October 17, 7pm at CEIE

Media Contact: Terry Platz at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (845) 838-1600 ext. 15

BEACON, NY (10/03/13)—What is the disconnect between corporations and a sustainable environment? Gaps in the corporate market process and a need for multi-disciplined collaboration say experts at the front-line Read more

   

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