About Us

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Our Mission

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, more than 40 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 190 Keeper programs around the globe. Learn More

Our Methods

Riverkeeper is the public’s investigator, scientist, lawyer, lobbyist and public relations agent for the Hudson River. We have investigated and brought to justice hundreds of environmental lawbreakers as we protect and restore the Hudson River, safeguard New York’s drinking water, and fight to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant with safe renewable energy. Learn More

Our Team

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Our Board

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Our Advisory Board

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Our Allies

Riverkeeper has many friends and allies in the environmental movement. Learn More


From our annual Journal to a variety of reports,we keep you informed and up-to-date on the status of our advocacy work. Learn More



Riverkeeper is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt membership organization incorporated under the laws of the State of New York in 1984.
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Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage women and people of color to apply. Although we currently have no openings, we offer internships that provide strong experience in policy, litigation, development, and communications. Learn More


Riverkeeper Interns 2008

Riverkeeper seeks 8 to 10 interns during the summer and smaller groups throughout the year to help with policy, litigation, development, and communications work.
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The Waterkeeper Alliance

The Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. Riverkeeper is a founding member of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

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