Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
As part of the Waterkeeper Alliance our goal is to champion clean water and the communities which it serves.
The Lower Mississippi RIVERKEEPER® is the first project of its kind for Louisiana and the first on the Mississippi River. We serve to energize current activists to participate in environmental decisions, educate the public and government leaders about environmental challenges and economic opportunities regarding the Mississippi River and how reduced water pollution benefits all of us.
Our main objectives are:
- Educating the public and community leaders about water quality concerns along the River
- Strengthen the environmental community in Louisiana and recruit new activists to insist on improved river conditions.
- Monitor and investigate reported incidents.
- Target polluters and compel compliance with the Clean Water Act to reduce pollution into the River.
Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition (CGCC)
The Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition is a group of non-profit organizations that are working together to preserve and improve the health and integrity of the Gulf coast for generations to come. We work to stop polluting industries from further degrading the land, air and water of Gulf communities. We support efforts to resort the Gulf coast and enable communities to benefit from healthy, sustainable economies.
Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. A non-partisan public-interest group, GAP litigates whistleblower cases, helps expose wrongdoing to the public, and actively promotes government and corporate accountability
The Green Army
Former Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré is mobilizing the “GreenARMY, an alliance of civic, community, and environmental groups and concerned citizens from around the state ready to effect meaningful social, political, and environmental change in Louisiana
Gulf Coast Health Alliance: health Risks related to the Macondo Spill (GC-HARMS)
The mission of the GC-HARMS consortium is to explore the health impacts and community resiliency related to the DWH disaster by fostering collaborative interactions amongst multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional basic and clinical investigators—buttressed by active participation of various community partners—to pursue both fundamental and translational research pertinent to the effects of the oil spill on human health.
The overall theme of the GC-HARMS consortium is to understand and communicate the human health risks of exposure to potentially hazardous food-borne petrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).
Gulf Monitoring Consortium
The Gulf Monitoring Consortium (GMC) is a rapid response alliance that collects, analyzes and publishes images and other information acquired from space, from the air, and from the surface in order to investigate and expose pollution incidents that occur in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast region.
Our members engage in systematic monitoring of pollution in the Gulf of Mexico using satellite images and mapping, aerial reconnaissance and photography, combined with on-the-ground and on-the-water observation and sampling.
Together Baton Rouge
Together Baton Rouge is a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Greater Baton Rouge area. We have three basic goals:
- to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other;
- to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results;
- to achieve change on concrete issues, as part of our common call to justice
The coalition has been built to deliberately to cross the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation.
Rivergator - The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail
The Rivergator is a mile-by-mile paddler’s guide written for canoeists, kayakers, stand-up-paddleboarders, and anyone else plying the waters of the Lower Mississippi River in human-powered craft.
The Middle/Lower Mississippi River creates the longest free-flowing water trail in the continental United States, 1155 miles from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.
The name Rivergator is adopted from the best seller The Navigator first published in 1801 by Zadok Cramer, with the hope that Americans will rediscover their “wilderness within,” the paddler’s paradise created by the Middle and Lower Mississippi Rivers.