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Clean Water Stories

We want to elevate the voices of and start conversations with people who have successfully used the Clean Water Act to protect their communities as well as those still fighting for justice and to protect their communities from pollution! We invite you to submit your clean water story!

Baltimore Resident’s Experience with Sewage Backups in Her Home Led to Organizing Her Community and Assistance for Homeowners

Baltimore Resident’s Experience with Sewage Backups in Her Home Led to Organizing Her Community and Assistance for Homeowners

Natasza Bock-Singleton received our 2021 Water Warrior Award for her perseverance and amazing volunteer community activism to bring attention to and solutions for…

Troubled Tributary: Maryland’s Patuxent River

Troubled Tributary: Maryland’s Patuxent River

The Patuxent River is the longest river in Maryland and a crucial tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Despite the central…

A Resident’s Pollution Report Leads to Quick Action by Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

A Resident’s Pollution Report Leads to Quick Action by Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper Alice Volpitta told this story live at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s In Defense of Water event on October 6,…

Legal Action Against Power Plant Brings Largest Penalty Imposed in Pennsylvania

Legal Action Against Power Plant Brings Largest Penalty Imposed in Pennsylvania

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis told this story live at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s In Defense of Water event at Patagonia Old…

Drone Surveillance Leads to Pollution Cleanup

Drone Surveillance Leads to Pollution Cleanup

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls told this story live at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s In Defense of Water event on October 6,…

Otters Return to the Severn River

Otters Return to the Severn River

Story by Severn Riverkeeper It is hard to believe that otters are happily swimming in the Severn River, only a…

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