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Clean Water Advocacy in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Everyone wants it. It provides countless benefits to public health, local economies, and quality of life. With it, wildlife thrives, communities flourish, and anglers smile. I’m talking of course, about …

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 …

dead fish on beach

Red Tide Rages Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

I’ve always felt lucky to live in Tampa Bay, where a typical morning paddle gets me up-close with manatees, sharks, dolphins, rays, ospreys, anhingas, and a host of other wildlife. …

May I Borrow a Cup of Water?

Growing up, I’m sure we can all recall a time where our parents would ask to borrow a cup of sugar from our neighbors, or neighbors would ask our parents …

portraits of Smith and Mulinex

Two Women Leading the Fight for Clean Water

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, the leadership and advocacy of two women honored this year with the National Wildlife Federation’s Ohio Women in Conservation Award can serve …

Ducks at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

2021 Great Lakes Region Agenda for Congress:

As the new Congress gets down to business after a bitter election—and post-election—that featured outright assaults on our democracy, we’re hearing a lot of talk about the need to unite …

Sandhill cranes in a wetland

Infrastructure Package Must Include Conservation Investments—Here’s Why

The United States is at a turning point. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession induced by the pandemic, racial injustice, and climate change facing the country, Americans need solutions. …

Healthy Advisory sign PFAS

Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit …

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 …

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