Take the Solo Sweep Pledge!

Click here to learn more about Solo Sweeping and take the pledge!

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s advocacy work cuts across all of our core values to deliver beneficial policies, processes, and projects to ensure clean water for all of Western New York. Check out the focus areas below to learn more!

NY Is a Great Lakes State

Climate and Coastal Resiliency

Reduce Contamination of Great Lakes Waterways

Leverage Funding for Community Impact

Make Your Impact

Comment Letters
Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is a regulatory rule defining protected waterways in the US. The current administration cut protections signifcantly, which negatively impacts waterways locally and nationally. The Waterkeeper Alliance filed a lawsuit to fight for water protection. Read more here.
BNW Letter to NYS Department of Health Re: PFAS levels in drinking water

Dec. 2, 2022

PSC Comment Fortistar

Sep 1, 2021

BNW Letter to North Tonawanda on Fortistar and Local Law

Aug 18, 2021

Letter to NYS Leaders, Environmental Funding is Essential

Oct 16, 2020

Position Statement: Brownfield Cleanup at the site formerly known as GM/American Axle and Manufacturing

April 9, 2021

Position Statement: Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus Brownfield Cleanup Site – Remedial Investigation Work Plan

Sep 13, 2020

How Can You Help?
NYS Spill Hotline: 1-800-457-7362
Waterkeeper Contact: Liz Cute |