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

Waterkeeper Alliance announced today the launch of a new digital campaign to persuade Disney to drop its controversial plans to build a massive cruise ship port at Lighthouse Point, the southernmost tip of the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The focal points of the new campaign is a new website, StopDisney.com.   The Alliance joins ...


A Beginner’s Guide to E. coli

By Anna Alsobrook, Watershed Outreach Coordinator at MountainTrue As MountainTrue’s Watershed Outreach Coordinator, I facilitate volunteer water quality monitoring and restoration programs in the French Broad River watershed. When it comes to our water quality monitoring, performed under our French Broad Riverkeeper program, we field a lot of questions from the public on what E. ...


Rondout Creek: Signs of Progress

Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper Riverkeeper has been working with local partners in the Rondout Creek since 2012, when we began testing water quality throughout the greater Rondout-Wallkill watershed. The Rondout Creek and Wallkill River are two arms of the largest tributary to the tidal Hudson. Our water quality data from the non-tidal portion of the ...


Lawsuit Launched to Stop Toxic Algae Bloom Releases From Lake Okeechobee

Conservation groups sued three federal agencies today for failing to address harm to Florida’s endangered species from Lake Okeechobee releases containing toxic algae. Today’s lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida, challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to address the harms to human health and wildlife like sea turtles and Florida manatees from the lake’s ...


Floods and Frustration: The New Normal in Kansas

NOTE: As of Friday, May 31st, officials warned of a potential evacuation for the town of Manhattan, Kansas, because of elevated levels at the Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Friends of the Kaw, lives on a small farm south of the Kansas River, which she said is currently a “mud ...


15 Pollution-Prevention Victories

Waterkeepers defend their waterways against every source of pollution, whether it’s toxic arsenic from a mine, oil that’s mixed into stormwater, or feces from cows defecating into a river. As Waterkeeper Alliance turns 20, we’re celebrating the many ways Waterkeepers around the world prevent pollution. These wins require patient, meticulous work. For instance, New York’s ...


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Groups Protest at Annual Dam Industry Conference in Ottawa

By Roberta Benefiel, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador  Indigenous groups and allies denounce cultural genocide and environmental destruction globally and at Canada’s Muskrat Falls dam The message from an international alliance of megadam opponents to delegates to the 87th meeting of the International Coalition on Large Dams (ICOLD) on June 10, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada is clear: ...


Texas Could Prevent Future ITC Fires With Vigorous Enforcement

Written by Bayou City Waterkeeper Executive Director & Waterkeeper Jordan Macha and Legal Director Kristen Schlemmer. Reposted with permission from Bayou City Waterkeeper. Last week, the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) polluted local air and water with a massive fire at its Deer Park chemical storage facility — something of a habit for the company. In 2018, ITC discharged ...


How the New Trump Rule Would Harm San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or intermittent streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with the ...


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20 Years of Clean Water Wins

Today, on World Water Day, I can’t help but reflect on the billions of people around the world without access to clean and safe water. But there’s a path toward achieving the United Nations’ 2030 goal of universal, equitable access to safe, affordable drinking water. That path: Strengthening and growing local leaders equipped with tools ...