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Who Is Waterkeeper: Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper


Los Angeles Waterkeeper Bruce Reznik grew up in a quiet, residential area of Los Angeles County. As a kid, he can remember seeing signs pointing out the...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Bunleap Leang, Lower Sesan River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Bunleap Leang is the Lower Sesan River Waterkeeper in Cambodia. The Lower Sesan River runs for roughly 225 kilometers, or about 140 miles, and is a sanctuary...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Alice Volpitta, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Alice Volpitta can trace her love for water back to when she grew up in Maryland crabbing and fishing with her dad on the tributaries of the Chesapeake...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Angie Rosser, West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Angie Rosser is the West Virginia Headwaters Waterkeeper and also the Executive Director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. She grew up in Ohio and...

Jerry White Jr, Spokane Riverkeeper

Who Is Waterkeeper: Jerry White Jr, Spokane Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Spokane Riverkeeper, Jerry White Jr, says his love of the water goes way back. He describes his mother and grandfather. specifically, as ‘river people’...

Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper

Who Is Waterkeeper: Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Throughout the world, large bodies of water contain within them a bit of mythology. Humans can’t breathe under water. We can’t see or ever truly...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The city of Milwaukee is home to the confluence of three rivers: the Menomonee River, the Kinnickinnic River, and the aptly named Milwaukee River. The...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Anna D’Apolito, Lake Atitlán Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Lake Atitlán is a historically significant body of water that is also known for its beauty and volcanic activity. It enjoys UNESCO designation and is...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Heather Smith, Grand Traverse Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Grand Traverse Bay sits at the northern end of Michigan’s lower peninsula. The embayment is known for its pristine blue waters that look almost turquoise...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Rashema Ingraham, Bimini Coastal Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Bimini is the westernmost region of The Bahamas. This chain of small islands is only about 50 miles west of Miami and is home to the famed Bimini Road,...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Gidon Bromberg, Jordan River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Jordan River runs for about 100 kilometers, from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, serving as a border between Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians....

Peconic Baykeeper

Who Is Waterkeeper: Pete Topping, Peconic Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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If New York’s Long Island is shaped like a fish, then the Peconic Bay and estuary are the space between the tail fins. The waterbody separates the north...

John Peach

Who Is Waterkeeper: John Peach, Upper St Lawrence Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The St. Lawrence River is an international border, with Ontario, Canada on one side, and the U.S. state of New York on the other. It connects Lake Ontario,...

Melinda Booth

Who Is Waterkeeper: Melinda Booth, Yuba River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Yuba River runs for about a hundred miles from its origins in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe in Northern California downhill to the Sacramento...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The NY/NJ Baykeeper is unlike most other Waterkeepers in that it doesn’t protect just one waterway. Rather it protects some of the many waterways that...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Mbacke Seck, Hann Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Mbacke Seck was a student in 1998 when he and some fellow students noticed a disturbing development at their local beach in Hann Bay in Senegal. The area...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Bill Lucey, Long Island Soundkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Bill Lucey, a Connecticut native, has been the Long Island Soundkeeper since 2017. However, the organization’s inception dates back three decades to...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Daru Setyorini, Brantas River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Daru Setyorini is the Brantas River Waterkeeper in Indonesia. She grew up near the river and has many happy childhood memories of swimming and playing...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Flint River originates in the Upper Piedmont region of Georgia near the outskirts of Atlanta Metro and runs nearly 350 miles downstream — and downstate...

Who is Waterkeeper: Alberto Guillén, La Paz Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Bay of La Paz in Baja California, Mexico is a stunningly biodiverse body of water situated within the Gulf of California at the southern end of the...

Jeff Currie the Lumber Riverkeeper is pointing his finger. He is wearing a red shirt and there are green trees behind him.

Who is Waterkeeper: Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Jeff Currie had only been on the job as Lumber Riverkeeper for a few weeks in 2018 when Hurricane Florence came barreling through North Carolina. The devastating...

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Guy Alsentzer stands in knee deep water in a river with trees in the background.

Who is Waterkeeper: Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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There’s an old expression in Montana: “Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting.” Leading that fight as Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is...

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...