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Waterkeepers Offer Hope, Diversion, Grocery Pickups

  • By: Ellen Simon
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When pandemic headlines read, “The Sky is Falling,” it seems like an awkward time to remind your supporters of the work you do, and the ways they can...

Tell EPA: Now is Not the Time to Suspend Enforcement


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping “discretionary” suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws on March 26 pegged...

Active Fights for Free-Flowing Rivers in the Gulf and South Atlantic


On the ground, Waterkeepers have been fighting for free-flowing rivers, dam removals, and restoration solutions that best protect their communities for...

For Time Indoors | More Waterkeeper Content!

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Act now to speak up for nonprofits!


Waterkeepers haul tires out of streams. We work to ensure toxic coal ash doesn’t flood the rivers near your home. We take school children who’ve never...

Waterkeeper Documentaries for Time Indoors

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Our Work Continues

  • By: Ellen Simon
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In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, Waterkeeper Alliance is making plans to continue our important mission-driven work, strengthening and supporting...

Tell Congress – It’s High Time to Break Free from Plastic


The world is choking on plastic. We have seen the horrifying images of whales and seabirds dying of starvation with bellies full of plastic. Of sea turtles...

The Chehalis at a Crossroads: Plans for a Flood Control Dam Threaten the Headwaters

  • By: Twin Harbors Waterkeeper
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Story and photos by Lee First with Twin Harbors Waterkeeper The era of dam building is over. In the past 30 years, 1275 dams have been torn down, according...

We Can’t Turn Our Backs on the Birds


Whether it’s identifying the birds visiting a feeder outside a window, watching ducks float along a city park pond, or spotting a glimpse of an eagle...

Tell NC’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board: Waste from Industrial Pork and Poultry Hurts People


The nearly 10 billion gallons of waste hogs in North Carolina produce each year taints our clean water, stinks up our fresh air, and hurts our people —...

It’s An Election Year — Time to Check Your Voter Registration!

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeeper Alliance launched Dive Into Democracy in March 2017 to spur public engagement on clean water issues. We’ve used this as a forum to call attention...

Undermining a Fundamental Law


Since 1970 the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been a vital tool for the public to ensure that decisions made by federal agencies that impact...

Tell EPA: Stop Bailing Out Big Coal!


Not only is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing to allow coal-burning power plants to release more coal ash toxins into our...

20 Dams Put Peru’s Heritage at Risk


By Ben Webb and Bruno Monteferri with Marañón River Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb The energy company that’s been planning the Veracruz dam on the...

A Pivotal Year For Clean Water


In 2019 we saw monumental attacks on federal clean water protections. The Trump administration is advancing plans to eliminate Clean Water Act protections...

No More Coal Ash Toxics in Our Waters!


For decades, coal-fired power plants have profited from being allowed to dump unlimited amounts of toxic coal ash pollutants into our waterways, pushing...

Latin American Waterkeepers Tackle Climate Change

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
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Leer en español “Climate change is a clear and dire threat to Latin America and the Caribbean. A threat in which the region has had little or no role...

Keep Little River Wild: Waterkeeper Alliance Supports a Wild and Scenic Designation for Alabama’s Little River

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Angie and Bill Shugart have devoted much of their lives to sharing and preserving the beauty of the unique Little River, which flows through the mountains...

Sign the petition: Denounce Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Climate change is a global threat and the Trump administration dangerously continues to deny the issue. In 2017, Trump announced he was pulling the United...

Cook Inletkeeper’s Fight Against Climate Change for Wild Alaskan Salmon

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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Cook Inletkeeper Bob Shavelson has been fighting climate change in Alaska for twenty years. From melting sea ice and receding glaciers to warming salmon...

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Waterkeepers Fighting Climate Change: Eight Projects Making a Difference

  • By: Ellen Simon
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U.S. Waterkeepers are fighting climate change by working to protect the areas they love best from rising seas, ocean acidification, and fossil fuel industry...

We deserve a voice on our public lands!

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
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Public lands are required to be managed by the federal government to benefit the United States public as a whole, ideally in a way that protects those...

Waters of the United States under the Trump admiistration.

Gulf and South Atlantic Waterkeepers Respond to Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Across the Gulf and South Atlantic regions of the US, Waterkeepers responded to the EPA rollbacks of Clean Water Act protections with creative, informative,...

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler to stand up for a strong Clean Water Act Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into...

Stop EPA’s Latest Assault on Our Health and Our Planet: Oppose Weakening of EPA’s Methane Rule


Responding to pressure from the White House and the fossil fuel industry, EPA is putting protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block...

Tell Ecology: Reject the new fossil fuel refinery along the Columbia River.|

Just Weeks Left to Stop the Biggest Climate Disaster on the Columbia River

  • By: Columbia Riverkeeper
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By Kate Murphy, community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper Meet Dylan Haviv. He’s a 10-year-old climate activist who wants Washington state to stop...

Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!


The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different...

Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

  • By: Ellen Simon
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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:...

sewage pipes draining into waterway

Our Waterways Aren’t Sewers – Let’s Stop Treating Them That Way


For hundreds of years, our waterways were disposal sites for garbage and human waste, leading to devastating impacts on U.S. waters. The Clean Water Act...