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Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

Waterkeepers have made cleanups into an opportunity for face-to-face advocacy on issues such as plastic bag bans and alternative bag fees.  The message: We shouldn’t need cleanups. So even as Waterkeepers around the world mobilize volunteers for cleanups, they’re constantly working to stop pollution before it clogs our rivers. Among the work Waterkeepers are doing ...


lake near forest

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Millions of Acres of Wetlands, Waterways

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today rolling back protections for millions of acres of wetlands, vernal pools, and other waterways. The rule opens the door for more pollution and toxic waste dumping in rivers, streams, and wetlands across the country without any study of the effects on endangered wildlife. The weakened ...


Uncommon find: headless duck doll

Cleanup Month: Uncommon Finds

Clean up a river and you may well find messages in bottles, a mannequin head or “almost enough parts to make a whole Honda Civic.” Sometimes, the finds are iconic. Dolls, for instance, don’t age well underwater (check out the headless duck doll to the left).  “Some are almost scary,” said Russian Riverkeeper Don McEnhill. ...