Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. As a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water, Waterkeeper Alliance holds polluters accountable. We’re the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. We preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates worldwide. Our 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.
Mobile Baykeeper was the first Waterkeeper Organization in Alabama. We’ve since been joined by seven fantastic Waterkeepers across the state: Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper, Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, Hurricane Creekkeeper, Little River Waterkeeper, and Tennessee Riverkeeper.
Today, Waterkeeper Alliance unites more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates 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.
We are one of ten incredible Waterkeeper organizations across the great state of Alabama. Click here to learn more about our fellow Alabama Waterkeepers, the campaigns we’re working on together, and how you can join the movement for cleaner water in Alabama!