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Waterkeeper Alliance Announces New Affiliate Program. Press Release: April, 2018

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces New Affiliate Program: Cork Harbour Water Guardians to Patrol and Protect Cork Harbour.

Cork, Ireland – The Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors has approved Cork Harbour Water Guardians, a Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate organization. Cork Harbour Water Guardians, County Cork, a Waterkeeper Affiliate, will work to protect and preserve Cork Harbour by combining their firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an unwavering commitment to the rights of the community and to the rule of law.

“Waterkeeper Alliance is thrilled to have Cork Harbour Water Guardians to be the eyes, ears, and voice for this vital watershed and community,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance. “Every community deserves to have drinkable, fishable, and swimmable water, and Cork Harbour Water Guardians is the right leader to fight for clean water in the region.”

Cork Harbour Water Guardians, a Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate, will be an advocate for Cork Harbour and its tributaries, protecting and restoring water quality through community action and enforcement. Christine O’Neill and Noel Sheehan of Cork Harbour Water Guardians stated, “Cork Harbour Water Guardians’ aim is to provide strong advocacy that will result in an improved quality of life for all citizens whether they rely on it for drinking water or recreation, or whether they simply value Cork Harbour’s continued well-being.”

“Cork Harbour Water Guardians will have an incredibly important job,” added Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance. “Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliates defend their communities against anyone who threatens their right to clean water, from law-breaking polluters to irresponsible government officials. Until our public agencies have the means necessary to protect us from polluters, and the will to enforce the law, there will always be a great need for people like Cork Harbour Water Guardians to fight for our right to clean water.”
Cork Harbour Water Guardians, a Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate, will work on watershed-related issues to serve the local communities by patrolling the local waters and act as a forum for local-residents to report and voice their concerns about water pollution to Cork Harbour and the surrounding areas of Cobh, Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Monkstown and Passage West.

About Cork Harbour Water Guardians
Cork Harbour Water Guardians, Ireland’s first Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate, is an independent organization funded and driven by concerned individuals. Our mission is to provide a forum for your concerns and to fight for clean, swimmable, fishable waters, and safe drinking water for all.
We aim to be a voice for those affected by the onslaught of water pollution to Cork Harbour, providing a platform for people to discuss their stories, report pollution and to bring attention locally and in the media, so that polluters may be held accountable for their actions. For more information please visit: www.corkharbourwaterguardians.com

About Waterkeeper Alliance
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world, focusing citizen action on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect over 2.5 million square miles of rivers, lakes, and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. For more information please visit: www.waterkeeper.org


Press Release: April, 2018

Contact:

Christine O’Neill, Co-Founder, Noel Sheehan, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cork Harbour Water Guardians, info@corkharbourwaterguardians.com, (083) 893-3792

Lindsey Muzzio, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Waterkeeper Alliance, lmuzzio@waterkeeper.org; +1 (212) 747-0622 ext. 113

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