Category Archive: Press

Jun 16


Live Music * Artisans and Crafters * Food * Kayaking & Canoeing * Family Fun * FREE Join us for the first-ever MayFly Festival on Saturday, June 25 from 10am-2pm!  234 Front Street, Wrightsville, PA 17368   For more info: The May Fly Festival is built around the 6th Annual Susquehanna Biathlon (a 4-mile run and …

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Jun 01

June 5th last day for Free T-Shirt for Susquehanna Biathlon

2016 Susquehanna Biathlon Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Race Start 10 a.m. SIGN UP BEFORE Saturday, JUNE 5 and receive a free HIGH TECH WICKING T – SHIRT. Clink on this link for information and to sign up today: That’s right! The Susquehanna Biathlon is back better than ever for 2016 with the same …

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Jun 27

August is Codorus Creek month in York City!

Howdy River Folks! Please mark your calendars for the following river activity dates: The Creek Cleanup this year is August 1st , 2nd, and 3rd. The annual Codorus Boat Parade is August 23rd. Click the two links below for our flyers. Codorus Cleanup big flyer2014 FINAL Boat Parade 2014 flyer full page

May 19

Env’tl Review Document Released for Proposed Maryland LNG Export Facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its environmental review of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas export facility at Lusby, MD on May 15, 2014. We at Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper have been watch-dogging the proposal to export LNG from the Chesapeake Bay since its beginning in 2011. Why?  Because the fracking happening in upstream communities …

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Jul 29

Coalition Sues NY State for Putting Industry Before Clean Water

We’ve joined a coalition of environmental groups in filing a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for its deregulation of industrial dairy farms with 200–299 cows. DEC’s rulemaking has rolled back clean water protection standards to allow medium size dairy CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) to operate without a permit, in clear violation …

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May 06

Coalition Presses for Thorough Review of Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

Many of you may recall our long efforts aimed at ensuring a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, sited in the Chesapeake Bay, undergoes a thorough review process before any decisions are made. Unfortunately those reviews have not occurred and the pressure is on from big business to rush through with the project. A …

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Jan 11

Conowingo Dam & Health of the Chesapeake Bay

2013 is here and along with it significant opportunities to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. In particular, opportunities to address excess sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus (nutrient pollution) that tributary rivers discharge to the Bay. For the past 5 years Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper has engaged with decisionmakers and scientific experts on how best to …

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Dec 13

Smallmouth Bass & the Susquehanna River

Fish are natural indicators of good, or conversely bad, water quality. Fish need the right amount of oxygen to breathe, and good habitat in which to forage for food. When excess pollution, particularly nutrient pollution, enters waterways local water quality often suffers because nutrients deplete water oxygen levels and lessen the amount of good habitat …

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Nov 14

Organizations Demand PADEP Reveal all Data from Water Tests

25 organizations, including Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, sent a letter to Governor Tom Corbett today criticizing the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s well water testing and notification policies as outdated, lacking transparency, and inadequate to protect residents and drinking water from pollution caused by gas drilling. The groups called on the Governor to take immediate action …

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Apr 12

Maryland Approves New Stormwater Pollution Mandate

Maryland Stormwater Pollution Mandate In a move aimed at helping Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, the Maryland General Assembly adopted a bill late Saturday (4/9) night mandating that Maryland’s largest localities, including Baltimore city and its suburbs, levy fees on their residents to pay for controlling polluted runoff from streets, parking lots and buildings. HB987 cleared …

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