Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Hudson River clean, and prosecuting those who refuse to comply with Federal regulations. Since 1983, Riverkeeper has had a full-time investigator to patrol the waters and look for anything amiss. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joined the organization in 1984 and, along with Karl Coplan, codirects the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, a program through which 10 law-school students, acting as legal representatives for Riverkeeper, prosecute Hudson River polluters. As of 2003, they've won 300 cases. The efforts of Riverkeeper have turned the river from a chemically infused, "dead" body of water into the major estuary it was prior to industrialization. To celebrate this rebirth of the Hudson, Riverkeeper holds an annual benefit called the Shad Festival that also marks the late spring run of the shad fish. All proceeds benefit the Riverkeeper organization.

Special Thanks

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and John Hannan

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Martha Stewart Member
January 5, 2019
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Martha Stewart Member
June 1, 2009
Martha suggested we support Kennedy's cause to dredge PCBs from the Hudson. But does she know that those PCBs won't be cleaned as suggested, they'll be moved to a private landfill in west TX that sits literally feet from a refill zone for the Ogallala Aquifer, a MAJOR source of water for all of west TX to the panhandle. Should we have to take NY's waste? See the link for more info