THE WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE
The Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA) is comprised of more than 350 on-the-water advocates who patrol and protect more than 100,000 miles of rivers, lakes and coastlines on six continents. The headquarters are in New York City. Robert Kennedy Jr. serves as the President of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
THE COLORADO RIVERKEEPER
John Weisheit is the Colorado Riverkeeper, a licensed and voting member of the Waterkeeper Alliance. The headquarters are in Moab, Utah, of the Colorado Plateau. Moab is the county seat of Grand County, which hosts the Colorado River and its major tributary, the Green River.
THE COLORADO RIVERKEEPER AFFILIATES
- Las Vegas Water Defender, Tick Segerblom; Las Vegas, Nevada
- Upper Green River Network, Rica Fulton; Laramie, Wyoming
- Green River Action Network, Lauren Wood; Salt Lake City, Utah
WHAT IS A WATERKEEPER AFFILIATE?
Waterkeeper Affiliates are provisionally licensed Waterkeeper organizations that represent a specific waterway. Waterkeeper Affiliates are associated with Waterkeeper Alliance as partners across the globe advocating for everyone’s right to swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water, while on a track to become fully licensed Waterkeeper organizations.
LAS VEGAS WATER DEFENDER (A Colorado Riverkeeper Affiliate)
Tick Segerblom is the Program Director of Las Vegas Water Defender. The Las Vegas Water Defender organization works to improve water conservation, increase sustainability measures and return our waterways to their natural state, serving as advocates and protectors of the Colorado River. Las Vegas Water Defender is a grassroots force to restore the Colorado River to a clean and healthy state for future generations. Las Vegas Water Defender, a Colorado Riverkeeper Affiliate, joins their sponsoring organization Living Rivers to empower a movement to instill a new ethic of achieving ecological restoration, balanced with meeting human needs.