About Us

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Riverkeeper’s Mission

Riverkeeper’s mission is 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, over 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 300 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 Financials


Riverkeeper is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt membership organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1984 and a top-ranked 501(c)(3) charity.
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Our Team


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Our Board

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Our Advisory Board & Councils

View our volunteer leadership which includes: Advisory Board, Junior Council and Leadership Council

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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 Staff

We offer paid positions and internships that provide strong experience in policy, litigation, development, and communications.
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Contact Us

Phone: 800-21-RIVER Email: info@riverkeeper.org

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