Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water.

Waterkeeper Alliance has more activists on the water than any other organization in the world, patrolling and protecting 2.69 million square miles of rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways.

Next year is the 20th Anniversary of Waterkeeper Alliance. To celebrate this milestone, we are working to protect an additional 20 million square miles of waterways over the next 20 years—and you can help!

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Pure Farms, Pure Waters

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Clean Water Defense

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Clean and Safe Energy

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Keeping poop out of Casco Bay, one pumpout at a time

Since it was launched in 1995, Friends of Casco Bay’s Vessel Pumpout Program has kept more than 195,000 gallons of raw sewage out of Casco Bay, Maine. Our 23-year old pumpout boat, Wanda, a.k.a. Baykeeper II, has been a workhorse, emptying approximately 6,000 sewage holding tanks and transferring the wastewater to shoreside disposal.    In addition to ...

Waterkeeper Cleanup Clears Nearly 100k Pounds of Trash from U.S. Waterways

In September, we asked Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates across the United States to participate in a collective cleanup push. Many Waterkeeper groups use September as a prime time for an end-of-the-season cleanup, as a last chance to clear our waterways of trash and debris while everyone is still enjoying good weather and the great outdoors. ...

Jury Finds for Smithfield Neighbors

A jury Wednesday found in favor of the neighbors of a North Carolina industrial hog operation, the fourth case in a row the industry in the state has lost. The operation, in Sampson County, is wholly owned by $15 billion Smithfield Foods. Plaintiffs in the case detailed noxious and sickening odor, “dead boxes” stuffed with ...

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