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Join WATERKEEPER for their opening of water season in WNY! Celebrate water on May 20-22 with us. Learn about the details here.

Solo Sweep PledgeSolo Sweepers are dedicated volunteers who work to remove litter in their community to prevent pollutants from entering local waterways. Sound like you? Take the pledge today!

Crow CreekWe’d like to thank our awesome partners in the incredible Crow Creek project to Save the Brook Trout and increase climate resiliency in our headwaters: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Great Lakes Office, NYS DEC Region 9 Fisheries Division, Wyoming County Highway Department WNY Trout Unlimited, and the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District. Our work at Crow Creek will restore stream infrastructure to allow for fish passage, revitalize a thriving ecosystem, and build resiliency in the face of a changing climate. Protect our headwaters with a gift to Waterkeeper today. 

Giveback Days at OrvisThroughout the month of May when you stop into Orvis Buffalo and spend $10 or more on anything in the store, they will donate $10 to Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper! You get awesome outdoor gear while supporting waterways across the Niagara River watershed? Sounds like a win-win!Rain BarrelsIt’s that time of year! Help your garden and the environment to thrive with a rain barrel. Your plants will thank you. Learn more and get yours before we run out!

Fight for 50

It’s been 50 years since the Clean Water Act was passed. Before the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, U.S. waters were severely contaminated by sewage, trash, oil, and toxic industrial pollution. Large and small waters across the country were unsafe for human contact, water supplies, or fish consumption. The Buffalo River is a perfect example. Once declared dead, this waterway is on its way to being delisted as a federal area of concern (AOC). Check out a visual timeline of the Buffalo River from the 1920’s to present day. 

2022 Spring SweepOver 45,000 pieces of litter were removed from our shorelines in honor of Earth Day during the Spring Sweep! We are so thankful to the 2,000 volunteers who came out and cleaned up with us.

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