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Act Now to Protect Oregon’s Iconic Rogue River

By Stacey Detwiler, conservation director at Rogue Riverkeeper Southwest Oregon’s Rogue is an iconic river, legendary for its whitewater, rugged wilderness, and salmon and steelhead runs. It’s home to some of the most biologically diverse and undeveloped lands in the country. At 5,300 feet, the Rogue begins as a spring bubbling up from the volcanic ...


The Rio Grande Watershed is at its Ecological Breaking Point. Act to Preserve its Clean Water Act Protection

By Rio Grande Waterkeeper Jen Pelz The Rio Grande, the third longest river in the U.S., begins as snowmelt in the high peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, then traverses 1,900 miles of desert and canyon before joining the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. At least, it used to. Unsustainable water use and climate ...


Clean Water Act Rollbacks Threaten Upper Potomac Watershed

Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, bought a new Hyundai Tucson in 2012, which he mostly uses for work. Since then, he’s put almost 300,000 miles on it. That’s how big the watershed is. The Upper Potomac watershed spans more than 6,000 square miles and covers four states: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. “The states ...


North Carolina Waterkeepers Mobilize Communities Against Hog Waste

How can a state manage 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste each year? That’s the question North Carolina has been grappling with for more than 20 years. The state, officially, revisits the question every five years, when it renews the Swine Waste Management System General Permit. This permit governs how waste is managed at all ...


Clean Water Act Rollbacks Further Expose Greater Houston to Flooding

As Houston grows, the city and its suburbs are devouring its wetlands. Building subdivisions on top of wetlands has made the nation’s fourth-largest city vulnerable to the stronger and more frequent storms that come with climate change, as Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in 2017. Now, a Trump administration proposal to gut the Clean Water Act would ...


India’s East Kali River to Receive Revival Work

By Raman Kant, East Kali River Waterkeeper East Kali River is the main tributary of the national holy Ganga. After originating from Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh state, it flows through other districts namely Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Kaasganj, Eta, Farukkhabad, and Kannauj, where it merges into Ganga. It is about 500 km long and ...


From Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Columbia: A Journey Down the Spokane River

By Lee First, Spokane Riverkeeper outreach specialist. Reposted with permission from Adventures NW. Rivers teach us, and I wanted the Spokane River to teach me. When I began working for Spokane Riverkeeper, newly arrived in eastern Washington, I knew I had to see the whole river for myself. My Riverkeeper colleagues had long lived along its ...


Protect Puget Sound Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks

By Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper & Executive Director The waters of Puget Sound aren’t just my profession, or my passion—they are my life. And just as rivers shape our land, local waters have shaped me. I grew up digging for clams in Sequim Bay. I learned how to swim in Hood Canal. I earned my ...


Qiantang River Waterkeeper Leads Students on SDG Discovery Tour in Cheongju, South Korea

Reported by Katherine Olson, Waterkeepers China Communication Associate February 8 to 15, Qiantang River Waterkeeper led a group of students on an in-depth tour of the city of Cheongju to learn about South Korean culture and ecology, with an overarching theme of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along the way. Camps such as ...


Help Ban the Plastic Bag in New York

By Jeremy Cherson, Legislative Advocacy Manager at Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper. Let’s do this right; ask your reps to support the BYOBag Act When Governor Cuomo said he would act on plastic bag pollution in 2019, I was hopeful. But then the Governor’s budget proposal came out, and we learned that his single-use ...