Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper Featured In The Chronicle Of Philanthropy

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Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper Featured In The Chronicle Of Philanthropy

A full page-and-a-half photo of the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper crew riding off into the sunset was featured in The Chronicle Of Philanthropy.

A full page-and-a-half photo of the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper crew riding off into the sunset was featured in The Chronicle Of Philanthropy. The accompanying article was an exposition of Waterkeeper Alliance, the international organization that licenses Waterkeeper organizations, like Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper, and keeps us all connected. The photo was taken by Jeffrey Dubinsky, our talented photographer, on a patrol on the Mississippi River this spring. “The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. For more than 20 years, The Chronicle has been connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.” – philanthropy.com

We are very proud to represent Waterkeeper Alliance!

Here is an excerpt from the article which appears on pages 4 and 5 of the May 8, 2014 issue, Volume XXVI, No. 12:

The hands-on style of environmentalism practiced by waterkeepers often brings them face-to-face with the damage wrought by pollution. In his patrols after the 2010 BP oil spill, Paul Orr, who serves as riverkeeper for the Lower Mississippi, came upon a small island covered with dead and dying birds.

Mr. Orr says crises like the oil-rig disaster only make him more determined.

“The Mississippi River is the biggest, wildest river in the country,” he says. “There are really incredibly beautiful places, and then there are these crazy industrial areas with ships and barges and big industrial complexes. It’s exciting and interesting, and there’s plenty of work to do from an environmental standpoint.”

Check out the full article online: http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Alliance-Protects-Local/146323/

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