Hackensack Riverkeeper


Bill Sheehan
[email protected]
(201) 968-0808

The Hackensack River is a true comeback story. As rivers go, the Hackensack is certainly one of the world’s smallest (only 50 miles long) and one of its most urban (nearly 20 million people live within a short drive or train ride from its banks), but it is a river steeped in history. 

Bill Sheehan is a lifelong resident of the Hackensack River area, having lived most of his life in Union City and Secaucus, New Jersey. He is a dedicated, active conservationist who founded Hackensack Riverkeeper in 1997 and serves as the organization’s Riverkeeper and Executive Director. Captain Bill, as he is known to most people, holds a Master of Inland Waterways license from the US Coast Guard.


231 Main St.
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601