Nov 16, 2012

More Than $145,000 Donated to Waterkeeper Organizations

Donations by Keeper Springs include funds raised in summer campaign with Omni Hotels & Resorts

Keeper Springs Donations Waterkeepers Organizations

Keeper Springs Natural Spring Water announced the donation of more than $145,000 in support of local environmental causes. This year, Keeper Springs has added four Waterkeeper organizations to its donation roster, bringing to 17 the number of individual Waterkeepers supported by the company across the country. Keeper Springs has raised more than $1.145 million to support America’s waterways.

Keeper Springs donates 100% of its profits to the members of its namesake: Waterkeeper Alliance and 17 of its 200 Waterkeepers around the world. Donations from Keeper Springs help the people who have dedicated their lives to fight for Americans' right to clean water and clean waterways. Waterkeepers fight water pollution and the polluters themselves, by fighting for the enforcement of clean water laws, as well as the restoration and preservation of these precious national assets.

Keeper Springs aims to increase awareness of the Waterkeepers’ mission and provide a tool — money — to help them do more for U.S. waterways. As part of its most recent activities, the Keeper Springs Mobile Tour made stops throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York to educate consumers about the brand’s commitment and to demand recycling.

This summer, Keeper Springs was chosen by Omni Hotels & Resorts to be part of its new “Art of Water” poolside menu program. Omni offered Keeper Springs water at 22 hotels and made a matching donation of $5,000 to the Waterkeeper Alliance. The $5,000 donation will support the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Clean Water Act (CWA) 40 Initiative, an awareness project working with Waterkeeper organizations, the general public, and local and national decision makers regarding the importance of the CWA during the 40th anniversary of the historic legislation becoming law.

The funding provided by Keeper Springs is used to support the following Waterkeepers:

  • Charleston Riverkeeper (Charleston, S.C.);
  • Indian Riverkeeper (St. Lucie, Fla.);
  • Long Island Soundkeeper (Norwalk, Conn.);
  • St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper (St. Louis);
  • Hudson Riverkeeper (Ossining, N.Y.);
  • Buzzards Baykeeper Coalition (New Bedford, Mass.);
  • Casco Baykeeper (South Portland, Maine);
  • Massachusetts Baykeeper (Newton, Mass.);
  • NY/NJ Baykeeper (Keyport, N.J.);
  • Potomac Riverkeeper (Washington, D.C.);
  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (Santa Barbara, Calif.);
  • Tennessee Riverkeeper (Decatur, Ala.);
  • South River Federation (Edgewater, Md.);
  • Russian Riverkeeper (Healdsburg, Calif.);
  • Upper Watauga Riverkeeper (Boone, N.C.);
  • Colorado Riverkeeper (Moab, Utah); and
  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper (Birmingham, Ala.).