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Words to Live By: My River, My Pride

On August 13th in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India, a group of over 30 volunteers and several civil society organizations joined forces to save the Gomti River by founding the My River, My Pride river cleanup campaign. Having been robbed of its health by dams, invasive species, and trash, the Gomti needs ...


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Oh Great Spirit: The Big Island Needs Our Help!

Great spirit, I’ve had it Bring me back to the nomadic Way of weaving through the damage Mindful, stay mindful Great spirit, for my sisters Let me be a flowing river Flood the banks, the rocks that bind her Carry, I’ll carry — “Great Spirit,” Nahko and Medicine for the People Traveling around the Big Island ...


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A Bright Future for Bhutan

“Where we live must be clean, safe, organized, and beautiful, for national integrity, national pride, and for our bright future.  This too is nation building.” – His Majesty, The King of Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan possesses incredible natural resources like rushing waters, green forested land, and crisp mountain air.  An ethic of natural resource ...


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From Xiang to Yangtze, Watchers of the Chinese Rivers

By Cheng Sun, Xiang River Waterkeeper 2,295 years ago, the patriotic poet Yuan Qu committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River after being unfairly accused of treason. People rushed to search for his body but did so in vain. Fearing the body might be eaten by fish, they tossed rice balls into the ...


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Oyster Reef Restoration in Liaodong Peninsula

By Zhipeng Wang and Shengwei Zeng of Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper In December 2015, Sirui Wang,  Black Reef Coast Waterkeeper and long-time environmental advocate, initiated a discussion on how to solve ocean pollution with his colleagues Jing Zhu, Wenting Qiu and Shengwei Zeng. Utilizing their collective knowledge, they found that oyster reefs play a great ...


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One Belt, One Road… ONE BLUE PLANET

“All of the pollution we force upon our rivers, is but only wounds to our civilizations and ourselves. To protect rivers, is to protect the common interests of the entire human race.” — excerpt from the Humans and Rivers Declaration, Hangzhou, China, June 28, 2017 Hangzhou, China is likened to the American city of Seattle, ...


Rafael Chambers (left) and his son Patricio walk through a city park in Quito along the Machangara River where they promote programs to plant trees, protect the watershed, and connect people to nature.

The Guayllabamba Waterkeeper Family of Quito, Ecuador

The Waterkeeper movement – all 320+ of us around the world and our staffs – likes to think of each other as a family, but perhaps nowhere is that more pronounced than in Quito, Ecuador along the Machangara and Guayllabamba Rivers. Guayllabamba Waterkeeper is truly a family enterprise. The family of Rafael Chambers – including ...


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Business Runs Better on Clean Water

Reposted with permission from Orange County Coastkeeper Blog Coastkeeper works to safeguard Orange County’s 42 miles of coastline and protect its invaluable fishable, swimmable, drinkable and sustainable waters. We are now the region’s principal steward of clean water, using the federal Clean Water Act and California Coastal Act to protect, preserve and restore Orange County’s ...


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Read for the Earth: Wake up Our Love for Nature

By Mei Xue1 and Lan Xiaowen2 of Qiantang River Waterkeeper April 22nd of each year is Earth Day, a festival dedicated to the world’s environmental protection. This internationally recognized day raises the public’s consciousness of existing environmental problems and mobilizes people to participate in the environmental movement. The goal is for people to start to follow a ...


Waterkeeper Splash 2017

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 7th Annual SPLASH Event Series, Presented Nationally by Toyota

Thousands of Americans celebrate the importance of clean water by getting out on their local waterways to swim, paddle, race, fish and make a SPLASH! NEW YORK, NY – Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, today announced the locations of its 7th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally ...