Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Three Rivers Waterkeeper (3RW) mission is to protect the water quality of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, and their respective watersheds. We do this by patrolling the rivers with the Waterkeeper boats, monitoring water quality, evaluating incidents of pollution, reviewing permits, supporting community education and holding polluters accountable to our nations clean water laws.


Report Pollution

If you see anything that looks out of the ordinary (oil spills, fish kills, illegal dumping, algae blooms, etc.) please use our form to report it immediately!



Volunteers make a world of difference. We’re looking for help in the following areas: Outreach, River Patrols, Administration, Communications, and Legal.


Our Programs

Our organization aims to fulfill our mission by conducting River Patrols, Evaluation of Pollution Incidents, Water Monitoring, Community Education and Engagement and Clean Water Laws Enforcement.