Act50: Take Back the Act

We’re calling on the federal government to fully implement the Clean Water Act, a landmark piece of legislation, and empower its success for the next 50 years and beyond.

We’ve fought for fifty. It’s time to act and fight for fifty more!

The Clean Water Act (CWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that was officially passed on October 18, 1972. It has been critical to Waterkeeper Alliance’s mission and successes to date. However, it has not been fully implemented and more must be done to address the ongoing and emerging threats to the health of American waterways. 

Our Act50 initiative will celebrate this monumental Act, work to restore it to its original effectiveness, and educate people on the greatest threats to clean water today.

Event Series

The Act50 event series is led by local Waterkeeper organizations. These events will be hosted to celebrate the impact of each organization, rally together to protect waterways, and showcase the power and promise of the Act. Join us for our first event!

Full website coming soon! Launching on World Water Day: March 22, 2022.