Monday, June 30, 2008

Kids Swimming in the Hudson

Kids swimming in the Hudson from a boat club in Westchester

Riverkeeper has been conducting a water quality survey since the fall of 2006. These photos show why.

Kids swimming in the Hudson from the Harlem River at High Bridge

People are swimming everywhere in the Hudson and in NY Harbor. We believe that the public has a right to know if the water they swim in is safe. It SHOULD be safe 37 years after passage of the Clean Water Act. But that’s often not the case. We hope our data will encourage the public to become more engaged and demand water quality information from NY State and county health departments.