Clean Water Act

Thank You, Clean Water Act, for Our Fishable Waters!

Forty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames and Lake Erie was a biological wasteland. Many of the nation’s rivers were little more than open sewers.  On October 18, …

The Clean Water Act: Up Close and Personal

There’s an adage about the sport of fishing that suggests a person can pursue this national pastime for an entire lifetime and never come to the realization that catching fish has …

Fishing the Nottoway: A Clean Water Blessing

This is a guest post by Jeff Turner, Blackwater/Nottoway Riverkeeper My Dad and I were fishing the Nottoway River in Virginia a few years ago, a river I grew up on …

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The Clean Water Act: 40 Years and Still a Work in Progress

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).  This complex and far-reaching law was a milestone back in 1972 and remains a pillar of America’s environmental …

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California Love: 40 Years of Clean Water Act Protections

This Thursday marks the 4oth Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which begs the question: what has the Clean Water Act done for your favorite waters—the very waters you swim in, …

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How the Clean Water Act Protects the River of Grass

“The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slow-moving below, the grass and water that is the meaning and …

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Happy 40th Anniversary Clean Water Act!

This Thursday, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. This landmark act has ensured, and will continue to ensure, that America’s waters are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. Since …

America’s Hunters Ask: Where are Clean Water and Healthy Wetlands in the Election Discourse?

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will engage in a primetime debate on foreign and domestic issues. We remain hopeful that among the many important topics raised …

Hunters and Anglers Favor Restoring Clean Water Act Protections for Wetlands and Streams

This is a guest post by G. Richard Mode from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Just last week a national poll of hunters and anglers reaffirmed what we all know: regardless …

Kayakers, SUPers and boaters join together for a Clean Water Act celebration on the Potomac River. NWF Photo by Jan Goldman-Carter.

Celebrating the Clean Water Act as We Restore the Anacostia River

This is a guest post by Kellie Bolinder. Restoring the Anacostia River here  means more than just clean water to the Earth Conservation Corps.  The heavily polluted Anacostia River flows through …

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