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Local Efforts to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Vietnam

By the Centre for Social Research and Development, parent organization to Huong River Waterkeeper  Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem which needs support and action from international, national, and local communities. Every year, some 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans, which is equivalent to five grocery ...


Hog and Phony Show

By Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance North Carolina’s Farm Bureau recently led tours of factory swine operations for both lawmakers and bloggers, which was ironic, given how hard the Farm Bureau fought against transparency requirements for those operations.  While the Farm Bureau appears eager to present a sterilized version of these operations ...


Dongting Lake Waterkeeper on patrol during spring fishing ban

Joint Action in China During Spring Fishing Ban

By Dongting Lake Waterkeeper staff, translated by Waterkeepers China Communication Associate Katherine Olson China’s second-largest freshwater lake has a citizen-led group of advocates devoted to it. They patrol Dongting Lake day and night to protect its ecological integrity. This group, the Yueyang East Dongting Ecological Protection Association (YEDEPA), was founded by DaMing He, the Dongting ...


In Lavaca Bay, a Massive Clean Water Win Against Big Plastic

At the end of June, a Texas federal judge found Formosa Plastic Corporation a “serial polluter” in a strongly worded decision in favor of Diane Wilson and San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper. The judge found Formosa’s plastic plant in Point Comfort, Texas in violation of both the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and the ...


lighthouse point bahamas

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 ...


N.C. Takes Step to Remove “Swamp Waters” Classification from Lower Cape Fear River

North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission today granted a petition from environmental groups to remove the “swamp waters” classification from 15 miles of the Lower Cape Fear flowing past Wilmington. The commission also directed the Division of Water Resources to develop a new management strategy for the Lower Cape Fear River. Waterkeeper Alliance and Cape Fear River Watch, ...


Lake Worth Lagoon in Everglades, Jewell Cove, a living shoreline project we maintain through an agreement with ERM.

The Everglades’ Forgotten Northern Estuary

By Reinaldo Diaz, Lake Worth Waterkeeper In South Florida, we have fundamentally reshaped nature. Now our challenge is righting the wrongs of the past. As the Lake Worth Waterkeeper, I know this all too well.  Lake Worth Lagoon is now an estuary, the tidal mouth of a river, where the ocean meets the stream. Many ...


Bayou City Waterkeeper Advocates for Flood Planning “Rooted in Equity”

In Houston, residents already feel the climate crisis’ impact. The low-lying city faces threats of sea level rise, storms of increasing strength and frequency, and overuse of underground freshwater is causing the city to sink—a process known as subsidence. These impacts are disproportionately felt by communities of color, immigrants, and generally those with fewer means ...


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 ...