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Loreto Coastkeeper

Monitoring Water Quality With Loreto Coastkeeper


Eco-Alianza de Loreto started Loreto Coastkeeper program in 2012 and began analyzing water quality at recreational sites along the coast of the Loreto...

Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and the Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
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The values that inspire us at Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil,...

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Meet in Pennsylvania for Regional Summit

  • By: María Victoria Díaz-González
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In late October, Waterkeepers from the Chesapeake region gathered at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania to convene and learn from one...

EPA Must Use the Clean Water Act to Regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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America’s food systems are today dominated by a handful of multinational corporations that employ industrialized methods to produce most of the meat...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Ted Evgeniadis, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the east coast of the United States. It runs for nearly 500 miles from Cooperstown, NY through the state...

Hogs in a CAFO by the Federal District Court for Eastern NC.

Op-Ed: We Must Shut Down Factory Farms to Protect Clean Water and Environmental Justice


by Gloria Reuben For years, Americans have been served an image of an idyllic family farmer who is responsible for the food that makes its way to our homes....

Waterkeeper Alliance and Other Groups Petition EPA to Improve Oversight of Water Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a nationwide coalition of 51 citizens’ groups and community advocacy, environmental justice, and environmental advocacy...

La Paz Waterkeeper Creates Standardized Model for Recording and Analysis of Seawater Quality Monitoring

  • By: Alberto Guillén
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The work of La Paz Waterkeeper protects the health of recreational beach users in the Bay of La Paz, and raises awareness on the issue of water quality....

Tell Congress to Pass the Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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A family of dangerous emerging contaminants, PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, poses a serious risk to human health and the wellbeing of our...

Unprecedented Analysis Reveals PFAS Contamination in U.S. Waterways Shows Shocking Levels of Contamination


 First-of-its kind study found 83% of the waters tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous PFAS chemicals NEW YORK — Today, Waterkeeper...

Beauty Without Comparison: Protecting Lake George’s Pristine Waters

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Lake George is rightly referred to as the Queen of American Lakes. Another honorific comes by way of Thomas Jefferson, who in 1791 as Secretary of State,...

Protecting Cabo Pulmo’s Coast

  • By: Montserrat Arreola
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Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C. (ACCP) is a community-based organization, created by Cabo Pulmo residents, originally established to care...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Emily Sutton didn’t know what being a Waterkeeper entailed until she started working as one. Suffice to say, it was an immediate fit. After graduating...

Tell Congress to Reject Manchin’s ‘Dirty Deal’ to Fast-Track Fossil Fuel Projects


In exchange for his vote to help pass the Inflation Reduction Act last month, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has demanded a vote on a second bill...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Damon Mullis, Ogeechee Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Damon Mullis is the Ogeechee Riverkeeper in Georgia. He grew up spending a lot of time hunting, fishing, and recreating outdoors. At Georgia Southern University,...

Tell EPA: It’s Time to Adopt National Numeric Nutrient Limits on Water Pollution

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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American waterways have a major nutrient pollution problem. Uncontrolled discharges of nitrogen and phosphorus are overwhelming waterways with more than...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Proposed Designation of Two PFAS Chemicals as ‘Hazardous Substances’

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Marc Yaggi, Chief Executive Officer of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement: Waterkeeper Alliance applauds EPA’s proposal to classify...

Help The Bahamas Say NO to Offshore Oil Drilling – Once And For All


The Bahamas could send a message to the world – by banning oil drilling now. As Planet Earth spirals toward climate catastrophe, the math is clear:...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Margarita Diaz, Tijuana Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Margarita Diaz grew up near the beach and has always had a connection with water. So it makes sense that the first thing she did when she moved to Tijuana...

Tell EPA to Fully Restore State, Tribal, and Community Rights Under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Clean Water Act is the nation’s most effective tool to protect American waterways. An essential component of the Clean Water Act, Section 401, gives...

Support D.C. Statehood!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The long overdue Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which passed in the House of Representatives last year, would finally extend Congressional representation...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Laura Reinsborough, Ottawa Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Ottawa River is nearly 800 miles long. For most of its length, it serves as the border between the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The river...

New Book From Corban Addison Highlights the CAFO Crisis in North Carolina


Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial, the latest book from Corban Addison, documents the horrendous, unjust, and often untold story of how...

AP Coverage of Waterkeeper Drone Tactics


Earlier this month at the Waterkeeper Alliance Global Conference, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls led a drone training sessions for interested Waterkeeper...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Matt O’Malley, San Diego Coastkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Matt O’Malley is the San Diego Coastkeeper, though he grew up on the other side of the country in a highly urbanized area of New Jersey. He can remember...

Beach Cleanups in Cabo Pulmo and La Ribera, Baja California Sur, Mexico

  • By: Montserrat Arreola
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Cabo Pulmo Coast Waterkeeper carried out five beach cleanups from October 2021 to March 2022. On October 23rd, we carried out our first cleanup, after...

The Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
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The values that inspire us and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil, air, wildlife); which, despite...

Congress Must Pass the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced last year in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This bill represents...

Waterkeeper Alliance and Cyclopure to Test More Than 130 American Waterways for PFAS Contamination

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The partnership includes a multi-phase, nationwide monitoring initiative to investigate the prevalence of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ and post study...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Jen Lomberk, Matanzas Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Jen Lomberk grew up in Florida, a state known for the many out-of-state people who relocate there. She describes herself as a child of the state’s waterways,...