The Clean Water Act – Protecting Our Nation’s Waters for 49 Years

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. We were losing nearly half a million acres of wetlands annually. Lake Erie was considered functionally dead, thanks to …

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Pivotal Moment for Everglades Restoration Twenty Years in the Making

America’s Everglades once covered some three million acres – a shallow “river of grass” slowly flowing from headwaters near Lake Okeechobee in the center of the state all the way …

Restoring America’s Everglades

In Florida, everything from wildlife to tourism runs on clean water and in South Florida, that means the Everglades. America’s Everglades once covered some three million acres – a shallow …

Fighting to Restore Clean Water Protections for Wildlife

Access to clean water is more important now than ever. However, in the middle of a global pandemic, the Trump administration published a regulation that removes bipartisan clean water protections …

Water for Wood Storks

Florida’s wading bird nesting season is about to begin! From December to July, wood storks – as well as roseate spoonbills, egrets, ibis, and herons – flock to South Florida …

New Rule Takes Aim at State and Tribal Rights to Protect Clean Water

The Trump Administration has spent nearly four years trying to dismantle the Clean Water Act. In the middle of a global pandemic – where access to clean water is more …

The Clean Water Act Under Siege

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. The average loss of wetlands in the United States was nearly half a million acres annually. Lake Erie was …

How Delayed Restoration of America’s Everglades Threatens Florida Bay’s Wildlife

The flat, crystal clear water between the southern tip of Florida and the Florida Keys is called Florida Bay, where fresh water from America’s Everglades mingles with the salty Gulf …

Five Wetland Species Jeopardized by Clean Water Act Rollback

We all live downstream. And the only way to have safe water downstream is by protecting water upstream at its source. Despite this, the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Wins for Wildlife in Water Bill

This week, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act was signed into law – which contains several wins for communities and wildlife that depend on clean water! The act promotes natural …

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