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Dan Shapley

Senior Director of Advocacy, Policy and Planning


Dan Shapley

Dan Shapley is the senior director of Riverkeeper’s Advocacy, Policy and Planning Program. He has previously directed or managed in Riverkeeper’s Science and Patrol, Water Quality and Membership programs. His work has influenced state, regional and local initiatives, including the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, the Drinking Water Source Protection Program and the Drug Take Back Act.

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 the Hudson River Invasive Species Task Force, on various working groups of the NJ Harbor and Estuary Program, and as a board member of the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. He volunteers to support various initiatives in his community, including the local Little League. 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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