Waterkeeper Alliance will be profiled in the upcoming season of The Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and formerly of HBO’s The Newsroom and NBC’s Law & Order. Now in its 24th season, The Visionaries will highlight the topic of watershed protection by showcasing the work of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of more than 300 Waterkeeper groups fighting for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water in over 45 countries. The Waterkeeper Alliance episode will be broadcasted starting July 9.
At a time when our water is threatened and when hard-fought protection for water is under assault, Waterkeeper Alliance has an effective model for action. The episode features the work of two ordinary citizens—Miami Waterkeeper Rachel Silverstein and Marañón Waterkeeper Bruno Monteferri—who courageously work full-time patrolling waters, holding polluters accountable, strengthening legal protection, and raising public awareness about threats to local water to increase pressure for action.
The full Visionaries episode is now available on Waterkeeper Alliance’s Facebook page and website. Waterkeeper Alliance will be hosting a live Q&A about the episode with featured participants Marc Yaggi, Rachel Silverstein, and Bruno Monteferri on June 23 at 7 p.m. ET.