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Job Notice: Legal & Policy Manager

Job Notice: Legal & Policy Manager

Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC) seeks a Legal & Policy Manager, reporting to the Executive Director. The Legal & Policy Manager will contribute to Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s legal and policy presence and effectiveness in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays watersheds.  As part of the policy and legal team, the Legal & Policy Manager will advance Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s legal and policy goals of fishable, swimmable waterways, and clean drinking ...
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In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In a victory for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 9, 2021, that it will update grossly outdated water-pollution control standards for the slaughterhouse industry. The announcement follows a December 2019 lawsuit Waterkeepers Chesapeake joined with several other community and conservation organizations challenging its prior decision not to do so. In addition to developing rules for the meat and poultry processing ...
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In Defense of Water 2021

In Defense of Water 2021

We invite you to join us for our 5th annual In Defense of Water awards event on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This year, we are planning a hybrid event with a small, in-person gathering at Patagonia Old Town, which is located in a converted historical theater building, and live stream available for those who would like to attend virtually. In Defense of ...
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Trees Are Amazing! Take a Pledge to Protect Them!

Trees Are Amazing! Take a Pledge to Protect Them!

Written by Casey Willson, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Intern Trees are a vital part of our urban and suburban ecosystems. Not only do they provide shade for us on sunny summer days but they also do a tremendous job of storing water in their roots, trunks, and leaves; filtering the air that we breath; and filtering excess nutrients out of storm water runoff. The presence or not ...
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Go Play Outside

Go Play Outside

4% of every sale supports Waterkeepers Chesapeake! Go Play Outside ® encourages and promotes the exploration of the natural world in all its forms, from paddleboarding and picnicking to biking and hiking. The heart of their brand philosophy is simple: exploring the outdoors should always be an invitation to self-awareness, self-growth, leisure and recreation, learning, and having fun. Go Play Outside ® celebrates experiencing nature ...
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Potomac Riverkeeper Network - RioPalooza 2021

    September 18, 2021  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Along with our partners – the U.S. Forest Service, Hispanic Access…

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  • Blue Water Baltimore - Blue Water Bash

    September 18, 2021  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Bash is Back! Enjoy live music, waterfront views, local food and…

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  • ShoreRivers - Ride for Clean Rivers

    September 19, 2021  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Our 17th year and still going strong. Come out and support…

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We're hiring! Check out job notice for our Legal & Policy Manager who will coordinate our policy, legislative and legal work for #cleanwater! https://waterkeeperschesapeake.org/job-notice-legal-policy-manager/ @ChooseCleanH2O @Waterkeeper @VCNVAorg @Lawyers4theBay

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