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Good Stewards founded the Dan Riverkeeper and joined the global Waterkeeper Alliance in 2019.   

The Dan Riverkeeper is a full time staff member of Good Stewards that is dedicated to protecting our waters and restoring them to a healthy condition through frequent water quality testing, regular patrols and community engagement. This position will also advocate for proper enforcement and further legislation to protect our most precious of resources. We all deserve access to clean, drinkable, swimmable and fishable water!

Steven Pulliam is the first Dan Riverkeeper. Steven is a Stoneville, NC native who joined Good Stewards in 2016 and has served as President since 2018. Please feel free to contact him with any concern you may have with our waterways. Your eyes and ears are instrumental in connecting to our local concerns and residents.


We are a group of concerned and dedicated local residents that are committed to making our region a better place for our family, friends and the generations to come. We have NEVER accepted donations from polluting corporations and vow to continue being 100% grassroots funded by generous people like you.


About the Waterkeeper Alliance

   Every day around the world, polluters are poisoning our waterways, and people everywhere are suffering the consequences. When a coal company discharges millions of gallons of toxic coal ash into a river, families who depend on that waterway as a drinking water source are the innocent victims. When a developer demolishes a forest of mangroves, it destroys fisheries and devastates the local economy. When hog farms dump untreated waste into a waterway, people and aquatic life get sick. These are just a few examples of the battles that Waterkeeper Alliance fights every day around the world on behalf of the common good and to protect everyone’s right to clean water.

   The Waterkeeper movement was started by a band of blue-collar fishermen on New York’s Hudson River in 1966 because industrial polluters were destroying their way of life. Their tough, grassroots brand of environmental activism sparked the Hudson’s miraculous recovery and inspired others to launch Waterkeeper groups around the world.

   Today, Waterkeeper Alliance unites more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates that are on the front lines of the global water crisis, patrolling and protecting more than 2.5 million square miles of rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways on six continents.

   From the Great Lakes to the Himalayas, Alaska to Australia, the Waterkeeper movement defends the fundamental human right to drinkable, fishable, and swimmable waters, and combines firsthand knowledge of local waterways with an unwavering commitment to the rights of communities.

   Whether on the water tracking down polluters, in courtrooms enforcing environmental laws, advocating in town meetings or teaching in classrooms, the Waterkeeper movement speaks for the waters it defends–with the collective strength of Waterkeeper Alliance and the backing of local communities.

   Waterkeeper Alliance ensures that the world’s Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement.

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