Member Support

Waterkeepers Chesapeake expands the impact of each member organization to reduce pollution by promoting peer learning, sharing successful strategies, and providing technical and legal expertise and training. We organize collective legal and advocacy campaigns around clean water in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays region, coordinate information and resources, and amplify the voices of individual organizations. We also track regional efforts and improve communication among our members to increase effectiveness and coordination. When a disaster strikes such as an oil spill or a hurricane, Waterkeepers Chesapeake provides rapid response support to the impacted Waterkeeper, helps coordinate a response, and provides communications and technical support.

Latest Posts

Press Release: Gunpowder Riverkeeper Launches Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign

Campaign will drive citizen action in Harford County to improve local water quality through online pledges (Monkton, MD) – Gunpowder Riverkeeper has launched the Clear Choices Clean Water campaign in partnership with Waterkeepers Chesapeake to increase awareness about how choices residents make impact local rivers and streams – and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. The campaign … Read more

Our Waterkeepers’ 2019 Water Quality Reports are Out!

Many of our Waterkeeper members publish a yearly water quality report detailing the health of waterways in their jurisdiction, often including the appearance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), bacteria levels in the water, and even populations of animals commonly found in our waterways. Several 2019 report cards have been released this spring, with many showing … Read more

Stronger Together: Dismantling Racism Takes Action, Not Just Words

Waterkeepers Chesapeake would like to address the latest events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other unarmed black people. We stand in solidarity with black, indigenous, and people of color who are routinely and disproportionately impacted every day by social, racial and environmental injustices. As Waterkeepers, we fight for … Read more

The Story of Plastic Panel Discussion with Waterkeepers

On May 21, 2020 Waterkeepers Chesapeake hosted a virtual film screening and panel discussion on the new documentary, The Story of Plastic. During this unprecedented pandemic, it’s critical to ensure the voices of activists and marginalized communities are heard to stand up to big oil and businesses perpetuating the plastic crisis. Stories and film have … Read more

Celebrate Earth Day With Our Waterkeepers!

We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during this global COVID-19 health crisis. It’s times like these that make us more aware of the importance of resilient and sustainable local communities for our health, economies, and well-being. Our 17 Waterkeepers are part of the essential fabric of their communities, working to … Read more

Our Waterkeepers Respond to COVID-19 Health Crisis

As our local communities and Waterkeepers respond to the global COVID-19 health crisis, we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy. It’s times like these that make us aware of the importance of resilient and sustainable local communities for our health, economies, and well-being. Our 17 Waterkeepers are part of a global … Read more

Senator Van Hollen, Rep. Raskin to Speak at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event

Awardees to be recognized for work on Clean Water Act litigation and coal ash storage (Chevy Chase, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host its 3rd annual In Defense of Water awards event this coming Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., at the Audubon Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. Attendees will celebrate regional Waterkeepers, toast to recent clean … Read more

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Rep. Jamie Raskin

Awardees to be recognized for work on Clean Water Act litigation and coal ash storage (Chevy Chase, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host its 3rd annual In Defense of Water awards event one month from today, Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., at the Audubon Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. Attendees will celebrate regional Waterkeepers, toast recent … Read more

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Groups Sue Keystone Protein Company for Nitrogen Discharges

Groups Sue Keystone Protein Company for Nitrogen Discharges that Violate Clean Water Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2019                                             Contacts: Jim Hecker, Public Justice, 202-797-8600 x225 or jhecker@publicjustice.net Ted Evgeniadis, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, 609-571-5278 or lowersusriver@hotmail.com Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association (Riverkeeper) today filed a citizen suit against Keystone Protein Company for … Read more

Local Waterkeeper 2018 Report Cards Show the Impact of Record Rains

Our Waterkeepers are experts on their local waterways. They monitor water quality in several different ways. Some are indirect by reviewing pollution reports required under Clean Water Act permits or analyzing government sponsored data collection. Waterkeepers also monitor water quality directly by conducting robust water sampling and then analyze and report their results in annual … Read more