West & Rhode Riverkeeper supports a full-time Riverkeeper and a part-time support staffer. Dozens of volunteers also contribute time and effort to sustain the organization. We work closely with the 18 other Waterkeeper groups in the Chesapeake watershed under the auspices of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. We are a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and international movement with nearly 200 membership organizations worldwide.
WATERKEEPERS® Chesapeake is a coalition of nineteen independent programs working to make the waters of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays swimmable and fishable. Waterkeepers Chesapeake amplifies the voices of each Waterkeeper and mobilizes these organizations to fight pollution and champion clean water. The members of Waterkeepers Chesapeake work locally, using grassroots action and advocacy to protect their communities and their waters. They work regionally to share resources and leverage individual organization strengths to expand each Waterkeeper’s capacity for on the water, citizen-based enforcement of environmental laws in the Chesapeake region.