Jeffrey Odefey is the Director of Stormwater Programs for American Rivers, where he steers a multi-disciplinary effort to promote progressive regulation and management of urban runoff, particularly those involving Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development responses to stormwater pollution. Formerly, he was a staff attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance and managed that organization’s campaigns to address the impacts of stormwater and industrial livestock production. He also served as a staff attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper, where his work focused on the sustainable management of New York City’s drinking water supply, the largest unfiltered public water supply in the nation. A native of Colorado, Mr. Odefey holds a bachelors degree in English and Art History from the University of Colorado, a masters degree from the University of Montana, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Pace University School of Law. He currently lives in the Lower Hudson Valley.
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide.