Joshua Verleun joined Riverkeeper in September 2007 and works as a staff attorney and Riverkeeper’s Chief Investigator. Mr. Verleun’s work involves investigating citizen pollution complaints and reports from Riverkeeper’s patrol boat; building enforcement cases under federal environmental statutes; coordinating Riverkeeper’s citizen “watchdog” program; leading Riverkeeper’s efforts to clean the Gowanus Canal; and coordinating Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Fisheries Defense Campaign. He also serves as Riverkeeper’s representative to the New York Harbor joint law enforcement taskforce and coordinates Riverkeeper’s partnerships with other law enforcement agencies. Mr. Verleun received his B.S. from James Madison University and his J.D, and Environmental Law Certificate, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Pace Environmental Law Review, a Vice-Chair of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, a Center for Environmental Legal Studies Merit Scholar, and organizer of a regional summit on climate change for the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. During law school he interned with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, and the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic.