It is the mission of the White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance to restore and protect the White Oak and New Rivers through strong advocacy, enforcement of environmental laws, public education and promotion of citizen ownership and responsibility in the care of these rivers.
People often ask why we do this work. It's simple, really.
We promote environmental responsibility because it enhances our quality of life, our public health, our local economy and protects our property values. Our waters and wildlife belong to all of us and they're meant for our use and enjoyment, even while they contribute millions of dollars to our economy and form the basis of our local heritage. We believe that clean, healthy water contributes to a strong, successful community and that our waters are worthy of our protection.