Waterkeeper Chesapeake ENews

Fall 2022 ENews

Clean Water Act Turns 50 on October 18! The countdown begins for the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act on October 18. What do you have planned? Waterkeepers across the region are gearing up for a host of events and activities to honor the Act that provides the foundation for their work protecting and … Read more

Clean Water Act 50th Email

This summer, our Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign offers paddling, poetry, storytelling, and bingo! “Water is Life” Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V on July 20 On Wednesday, July 20th at 8:00pm, join Waterkeepers Chesapeake at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V in DC to explore what clean … Read more

CWA50 – Beer, Poems, Stories

Our Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign continues this month with good beer, poetry and stories! Hardywood Brewery’s New Beer Benefits Waterkeepers Chesapeake! Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond is bringing back its Brewer & Artist Series for 2022. Their first release is a collaboration of beer and art with Hardywood Brewer, Jeff Metz and … Read more

Spring 2022 ENews

Clean Water Bills Pass in Maryland, Backtrack in Virginia In a victory for protecting clean water and preventing environmental injustices, the Maryland legislature passed several bills championed by Waterkeepers Chesapeake that significantly improve the monitoring and enforcement of pollution permits, require an evaluation of environmental justice impacts for new permits, ensure public participation, and limit toxic pollutants. … Read more

CWA 50 Launch

    Today, on World Water Day, we are launching the Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary campaign to celebrate the power and promise of this revolutionary law to protect communities and demand equal justice and access to clean water. 50 years ago, the United States government recognized that access to clean, safe water is a … Read more

Winter 2022 ENews

Our Clean Water Legislative Priorities for the Region Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s policy priorities for the 2022 Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania legislative sessions will focus on enforcement, climate, equity and justice, public access, participation and notification, and sustainable local agriculture. Our overarching priority is strengthening states’ implementation of the federal Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th … Read more

Summer 2021 ENews

Challenge to Conowingo Dam Federal License Filed Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, and Sassafras Riverkeeper, represented by Earthjustice and joined by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, filed a legal challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) relicensing of the Conowingo Dam. The filing seeks to reverse FERC’s decision to grant a license to Exelon Generation, … Read more

Earth Day & Legislative Wrap Up

You and I and our Earth are mostly water. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Only 3% is fresh water. And only 0.5% is available to us. Please consider a special Earth Day donation. For our Waterkeepers, every day is Earth Day — a day to protect our precious water resources for … Read more

Earth Day Events with Waterkeepers

Have you heard of Chesapeake Bay Week with Maryland Public Television? On the week of April 18th through April 24th, Maryland Public TV will be showing several films that showcase our Chesapeake Bay watershed, including some of our Waterkeepers. We’re excited to be a sponsor this year. Keep an eye out for the Waterkeepers Chesapeake … Read more

Spring 2021 ENews

  Protecting the Giant Hellbender Salamander     Hellbenders are like the canary in the coal mine. This ancient species is now almost gone from Appalachian streams because they are incredibly sensitive to pollutants and the destruction of their habitats when smothered by sediment.  We joined a lawsuit to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Read more