We are a member of the growing and successful international Waterkeeper movement of community groups around the world caring for their local waterways.
The Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. They’re the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. They preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates worldwide. Their goal is drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere.
The Waterkeeper movement was started by a band of blue-collar fishermen on New York’s Hudson River in 1966 because industrial polluters were destroying their way of life. Their tough, grassroots brand of environmental activism sparked the Hudson’s miraculous recovery and inspired others to launch Waterkeeper groups around the world.
Today, The Waterkeeper Alliance unites more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates that are on the frontlines of the global water crisis, patrolling and protecting more than 2.5 million square miles of rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on six continents.