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Our Mission

To protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Our Vision

The Hudson River and the NYC Watershed are healthy ecosystems teeming with life. Residents and visitors care for and help protect these ecosystems, which provide safe drinking water and abundant opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and other recreational activities.

Our Story

We began as the Hudson River Fisherman's Association and, nearly 50 years later, we are New York’s clean water advocate, having helped set worldwide standards for waterway and watershed protection and serving as the model for more than 280 Keeper programs around the globe.

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Our Methods


Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River.
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Our Team


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Our Board

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Our Advisory Board

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Our Junior Council

The mission of Riverkeeper’s Junior Council is to support Riverkeeper as a pre-eminent vibrant and active non-profit for young professionals by increasing awareness, sponsorship and membership within that demographic.

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Our Allies

Riverkeeper has many friends and allies in the environmental movement.

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From our annual Journal to a variety of reports, we keep you informed and up-to-date on the status of our advocacy work.
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Riverkeeper is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt membership organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1984.
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Riverkeeper Staff

Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and people of color to apply and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.
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Riverkeeper Interns 2008

Riverkeeper seeks 8 to 10 interns during the summer and smaller groups throughout the year to help with policy, litigation, development, and communications work.
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The Waterkeeper Alliance

The Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. Riverkeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

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