Riverkeeper, a clean water advocacy group in New York, honored California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at their Annual Fishermen’s Ball last night.

Some protesters, who questioned Arnold’s worthiness to receive the honor, showed up to voice their displeasure.

To his credit Robert Kennedy Jr., who works with Riverkeeper, came out to talk with the protesters and even offered to help get them out of jail.

It’s a national scandal that so many of the country’s lakes, rivers, and streams can’t be used for drinking, fishing or swimming.

Photographs: Stephen Wise