June 21, 2010
Posted: 04:56 PM ET
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global environmental organization uniting more than 190 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that most affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. When the BP Disaster began to show signs of attacking the Gulf of Mexico Coastlines, Waterkeepers jumped into action to address every aspect of the issue from shoreline protection to cleanup methods to volunteer organizing. Waterkeepers across the country and abroad formed the Gulf Adhoc group to lend their expertise in oil spill recovery to those Gulf Basin Waterkeepers on the front lines of this disaster.
Through the Save Our Gulf initiative, Waterkeeper Alliance is connecting and supporting the work of our Gulf Waterkeepers in Florida (Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Emerald Coastkeeper), Alabama (Mobile Baykeeper), Louisiana (Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Louisiana Bayoukeeper, and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper), and Texas (Galveston Baykeeper). Your Gulf Coast’s committed environmental leaders are working together in their local watersheds to protect their communities, ensure transparent information, protect their waterways, and fight for full accountability by BP and others responsible for the disaster.
More specifically, some of the activities that Waterkeepers and Waterkeeper Alliance are undertaking in this crisis are:
In order to fulfill the ongoing activities above, the Gulf Waterkeepers and their communities need funding to purchase/facilitate the following:
We are Waterkeeper Alliance and we are working locally to Save Our Gulf:
Galveston Baykeeper – Charlotte Wells; www.galvestonbaykeeper.org
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper – Dean Wilson; www.basinkeeper.org
Louisiana Bayoukeeper – Michael Roberts & Tracy Kuhns; www.bayoukeeper.org
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper – Paul Orr; www.lmrk.org
Mobile Baykeeper – Casi Callaway; www.MobileBaykeeper.org
Emerald Coastkeeper – Chasidy Hobbs; www.emeraldcoastkeeper.org
Apalachicola Riverkeeper – Dan Tonsmeire; www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org
Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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