Campaigns & Cases
Defend the Hudson:
Bill Wegner joined Riverkeeper in 1999 to help monitor sprawl in the 2,000-square-mile watershed that serves as New York City’s drinking water supply. His primary responsibilities at Riverkeeper are to oversee the City’s development of sound water quality monitoring models, develop standards for tributary health, review environmental impact statements, participate in the planning process before town and county governments on individual projects, and provide technical support to grassroots anti-sprawl groups within the New York City watershed. In addition, Mr. Wegner oversees Riverkeeper’s Leaf Pack Network program, which is part of our education outreach and involves water quality monitoring by middle and high school students in watershed communities. He attended SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and received his M.A. in Biology from SUNY at New Paltz.