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Dan Shapley

Co-Director of Science and Patrol


Dan Shapley

Dan Shapley leads Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program, a community science project that engages volunteers to gather water samples from hundreds of locations in 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 investments in water infrastructure and watershed management, including drinking water source protection.

A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Dan Shapley joined Riverkeeper in October 2011. He serves as a technical adviser to the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council (the “Hudson 7”), which he helped local municipal leaders to launch in 2018. He serves as Riverkeeper’s representative on the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. He volunteers to support various initiatives in his community. He started his career as a newspaper reporter covering environmental issues for the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Follow Dan on Twitter, or contact him at 914-478-4501 x226 or [email protected].

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