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Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet …

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities …

Weekly News Roundup – March 22, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Keystone XL Tar Sands Vote a Test of …

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Engaging with local communities has big salmon and water conservation payoffs

NWF’s Yakima River salmon and ecosystem project shows how engagement with local communities pays off.

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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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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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 …

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Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

49K activists from across the country have made restoration a real possibility.  New Orleans’ Central Wetlands were once a flourishing cypress swamp, home to a dizzying array of fish and …

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