Thanks to your generous support, Waterkeeper Alliance had a remarkable fiscal year. As of June 30, 2016, Waterkeeper Alliance had 292 Member and Affiliate organizations, protecting nearly 2.5 million square miles of watersheds. We added Waterkeepers in five new countries: Mongolia, Kenya, Cambodia, Bhutan, and Panama.
Our campaigns had great successes, too. We successfully fought against dangerous language in the Toxic Substances Reform Act which would have exempted Monsanto from liability for PCB pollution. We released an investigative report on oil trains, settled our first coal-ash enforcement case in Florida, and worked globally to keep fossil fuels in the ground. We exposed the locations and waste outputs of more than 6,500 concentrated animal feeding operations in North Carolina, and worked extensively with communities affected by pollution from industrial meat production.
Read about these accomplishments and more in our 2016 Annual Report.
As we look back over the Waterkeeper movement’s many successes over the past year, we have reason to be proud. But at the same time we are humbled by the challenges ahead. Next year and beyond, we will invest in more resources to amplify the voices of the communities we represent, and we will continue to grow the Waterkeeper movement, working to ensure the world’s most vulnerable watersheds have a Waterkeeper who is trained to be the best and brightest clean water advocate on the planet.
Thank you for your support.