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A river flows through Big Sky Montana

Wealth Before Health: State Regulators Ignoring Big Sky’s Big Pollution Problem


Wealthy Developers Get Categorical Exclusions; Ignoring Cumulative Impacts Polluting Gallatin River Watershed Originally posted by Upper Missouri Waterkeeper....

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca takes a water sample from a boat.

Who is Waterkeeper: Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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When the Casco Baykeeper position opened up six years ago, Ivy Frignoca jumped at the opportunity. Frignoca is a lawyer and environmental advocate, whose...

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Plastic Free July: Thinking beyond litter, landfills, and recycling rates


Plastic Free July is a global movement for cleaner streets, oceans, and communities. Waterkeeper Alliance salutes our partners and all those fighting back...

Support the Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act is proposed legislation from Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)....

Clean Water Act Victory in the Washington State Court of Appeals


Originally published by Puget Soundkeeper, reposted with permission. Soundkeeper and Partners Successful in their Challenge of a Statewide Agricultural...

Who is Waterkeeper: John Forrester, Werribee Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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John Forrester has been the Werribee Riverkeeper in Australia since 2014. His love of the river, however, goes back much further than that. Forrester has...

Restore Section 401 to the Clean Water Act


A controversial 2020 regulation promulgated by the Trump EPA dramatically diminished state and tribal authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act....

Nature Always Wins: The Colorado River Basin’s Dam Problem


The fight for clean and free-flowing waterways often runs up against dams. These structures once seemed like great solutions for how to provide power and...

This World Oceans Day, Pledge to #DefendTheDeep


 When the crew of Apollo 17 took their famous photograph of Earth in 1972 on the last crewed lunar mission, what was suddenly and dramatically clear...

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Great.com Interviews Waterkeeper Alliance about Fighting to Keep Our Water Clean, Safe and Secure

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Great.com Karim Bukhadurov from Great.com interviewed Waterkeeper Alliance as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This...

The East Kali River Waterkeeper, Sonal Bhushan, stands next to a river with green trees along the riverbanks.

Who is Waterkeeper: Sonal Bhushan, East Kali River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The East Kali River in India runs for 300 miles, through eight districts of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state located in the northern end of...

Plastic waste on a beach wtih the text: Take action against plastics

Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act


The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on March 26 by Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA) into both the...

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Deadline Looming for Public Comments on Disney’s Controversial Cruise Port in The Bahamas


The Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign is urging the public in The Bahamas and across the world to submit comments on Disney’s...

Sandy Bihn walks on a rocky beach near the water.

Who is Waterkeeper: Sandy Bihn, Lake Erie Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Sandy Bihn has been Lake Erie Waterkeeper since 2004, though she says she has had an inherent love of water her entire life, something that has always...

Waterkeepers across Michigan fight to keep their waters pristine


The state of Michigan is primarily divided into two landmasses: the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes, and, not...

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is turning the tide on years of industrial pollution


The Milwaukee River Basin covers nearly 900 square miles across seven Wisconsin counties. Its three main rivers — the Milwaukee, the Menomonee, and the...

Aerial view of Lake Erie.

Lake Erie ignited America’s environmental movement, but still suffers from a new wave of pollution

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Lake Erie is the shallowest and fishiest of the Great Lakes. Nearly a third of the Great Lakes population resides in the Lake Erie watershed — the lake...

Danger Above and Below the Surface: Pollution Threatens Africa’s Explosive Lake Kivu


Lake Kivu sits on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The lake has a jagged coastline and dozens of islands. Most...

The Great Lakes Need You!


The North American Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater system on the planet. Their surrounding watersheds and tributary rivers are essential...

Detroit Riverkeeper is Helping Reverse Decades of Unregulated Pollution 


The Detroit River is a crucial strait in the Great Lakes system, connecting Lake Erie with Lake Huron by way of the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair....

Who is Waterkeeper: Kathy Phillips, Assateague Coastkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Kathy Phillips has been the Assateague Coastkeeper in the coastal watersheds of Maryland and Virginia’s Coastal Bays watershed for going on 14 years....

Water Data Collaborative, a New Program at The Commons


By Erin Hofmann. Originally published by The Commons, republished with permission. The Commons was chartered as an organization built for bringing together...

A blue heron mid-flight over the Okefenokee Swamp.

Help Suwannee Riverkeeper Save Okefenokee Swamp


Today, you can take action to help Suwannee Riverkeeper protect Okefenokee Swamp and the surrounding community in Southern Georgia and northern Florida...

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Water


In honor of World Water Day, we’re shedding light on a few facts about water that put the work of Waterkeepers into perspective.  1) 2.2 billion people...

How to run a farm and be a hero at the same time


By Mariana Cassini. Originally published by Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper, reposted with permission. En español a continuación In the Cobano District...

Jordan River Waterkeeper Takes to the Virtual World

  • By: Jordan River Waterkeeper
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By Gidon Bromberg, the Jordan River Waterkeeper – Israel, and Co-founder and 25-year Israeli Director of EcoPeace Middle East Having a boat to navigate,...

Restoring Eroded Farmland through Creative Partnerships

  • By: Haw Riverkeeper
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By Emily Sutton, the Haw Riverkeeper with Haw River Assembly. Reposted with permission from Haw River Assembly.  Controlling Erosion with Mushrooms Saxapahaw,...

Reclaiming the Commons

  • By: Guest Contributor
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Some Thoughts on Rivers, Wildlife, and People By James G. Blaine and Bernard W. Sweeney I. The Tragedy of the Commons “Picture a pasture open to all,”...

In 2020, River Protection Along China’s Beiyun Continued


Photos and text by Ms. Wong, Green Earth Volunteers Green Earth Volunteers, home to Beiyun Waterkeeper, has been dedicated to observing and protecting...

Tell Biden: It’s time to put clean water and a healthy environment front and center


With the Biden administration set to assume power next month, we’re strategizing what the next four years will mean for our movement to protect clean...