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Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice


Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice in its...

In it for the Long Haul: Saluting Waterkeeper Heroes


In a world where so much seems to be measured in dollars and cents, (or Euros or Kenyan Shillings or Peruvian Sols), we quantify our work differently. ...

The Yarra: A Journey Towards Ecological Restoration


By Andrew Kelly, Yarra Riverkeeper A federal grant was recently awarded to the Yarra Riverkeeper Association to begin the process of rewilding the Yarra...

Announcing our 2020 Terry Backer Award Winners

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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Terry Backer, the first Long Island Soundkeeper, was — and remains — one of our movement’s most iconic activists: Spirited, determined, charismatic,...

Thank Congress for standing up to Big Oil!


In late April, sixteen Members of Congress joined together to take a stand against Big Oil and proposed offshore drilling in the waters of The Bahamas,...

COVID-19 shows how reckless Jordan Valley annexation would be

  • By: Jordan River Waterkeeper
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The extensive cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian health professionals would halt if an annexation policy were advanced in the midst of this health...

Listen to the Past: Don’t Drill Paradise


There’s an old saying that goes something like this: Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. This week marks the 10th Anniversary...

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...

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...

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...

A fire that lit up the world

  • By: Yarra Riverkeeper
  • News

By Andrew Kelly, Yarra Riverkeeper Australia is in the midst of a devastating summer of bushfires, which followed years of record-breaking heat and drought....

On the Front Lines: Voices of Lake Victoria

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Africa’s Lake Victoria, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world after North America’s Lake Superior, is in danger.  Rapid industrialization...

Plastic Pollution is a Global Problem for Waterways


A new Waterkeeper Alliance project will unite plastic pollution measurement, categorization, and localized prevention strategies at an unprecedented global...

What Keeps Me in the Work

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • News

The Waterkeeper Alliance International Summit in Kenya last November brought together 41 front-line workers from the Waterkeeper movement. They traveled...

Hope for the Nairobi River

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers from 16 countries and four continents gathered in Nairobi in November to learn from each other and presenters including the acting director...

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Scientists Accept Disney Offer to Discuss Concerns about Lighthouse Point and Call for attention to Climate Change and Marine Protected Area


Scientists and experts with extensive experience with Bahamian marine environments have sent a letter to a top Disney official accepting his offer to discuss...

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24 Scientists, Experts Oppose Disney’s Proposed Cruise Ship Port at Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera, The Bahamas


The “Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” campaign today released a letter from twenty-four independent scientists and experts, setting out the technical...

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Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign announces relaunch six weeks after Hurricane Dorian

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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On July 15, 2019, five leading Bahamian environmental groups — the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, Save the Bays, ReEarth, EARTHCARE,...

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Mitigate Oil Pollution

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Save the Bays. Reposted with permission from Save the Bays As our islands become more populated, the demand for energy increases, however, this should...

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Bringing Sampling Equipment — And Moral Support — to the Bahamas, After Dorian

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Christian Breen, Waterkeeper Alliance field investigator, and Pete Nichols, Waterkeeper’s organizing director, spent five days in late September assisting...

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:...

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Cleanup Month: Uncommon Finds

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Clean up a river and you may well find messages in bottles, a mannequin head or “almost enough parts to make a whole Honda Civic.” Sometimes, the finds...

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Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign brings mobile billboard to Disney fan event


Nearly 70,000 people have now signed the StopDisney.com petition The Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign has brought a mobile billboard to The Walt...

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Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Grows and Urges Disney to Respond to Concerns of 40,000+ Supporters


Launched on July 15, the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign has attracted more than 40,000 supporters in just three weeks. Comments...

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Kenya Lake Victoria Waterkeeper Leonard Akwany Honored with 2019 African Ranger Award

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Leonard Akwany, the Kenya Lake Victoria Waterkeeper and founder of Ecofinder Kenya, has been honored with the 2019 African Ranger Award. The African Ranger...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Joins Leading Environmental Groups in The Bahamas in Launching StopDisney.com – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Waterkeeper Alliance announced today the launch of a new digital campaign to persuade Disney to drop its controversial plans to build a massive cruise...

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The Hippopotamus: What this animal is doing for Africa’s Lake Victoria and why it’s important

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern Lake Victoria is one of nine African Great Lakes. With bustling wildlife and unique species, it is one...

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How the Clean Water War is Won: Waterkeeper Alliance and Culture Trip Introduce “Waterkeeper Warriors”

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The Waterkeeper Warriors campaign features photography of waterways around the world and the Waterkeepers who defend them, with stories voiced by Alec...

9 Projects Preserving and Protecting your Waters

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern Whether it’s crafting policies to protect a waterway or advocating against a destructive development,...