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Dan Shapley

Water Quality Program Director

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Dan Shapley

As director of Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program, Dan Shapley and the water quality team coordinate the largest community science water quality sampling project of its kind, sampling hundreds of locations throughout the Hudson River and its tributaries, primarily to show when and where water is safe for swimming. The data gathered is the basis for advocacy to stop water pollution, by catalyzing needed investments in water infrastructure and watershed management, including protection of drinking water at its source.

A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Dan Shapley joined Riverkeeper in October 2011. He was a founding board member of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, and served from 2015 to 2019. He is also a board member (since 2018) of the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and serves on the Joint Environmental Committee for the Village and Town of Rhinebeck. A graduate of Hartwick College, he started his career as a journalist.

Read Dan Shapley’s blog posts, or contact him at 914-478-4501 x226 or dshapley@riverkeeper.org.

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