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The Fight to Protect Clean Water: Stopping Water Shutoffs

The National Wildlife Federation is a long-standing and active partner in the fight for clean water. From protecting vulnerable species from polluted waters to ensuring anglers are able to pass …

New Clean Water Funding for Delaware

Delaware is uniquely poised to act as a sink for the Delaware River Watershed, a source for water in the Chesapeake Bay, and the Inland Bays Watershed. The main stem …

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 …

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

Mussel Fatigue: Pollution Imperils the Ohio River’s Declining Mussels

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution safeguards are weakened at any point along the mighty 8-state long waterway. The Ohio River Valley …

San Diego Students Making Waves: Join the #OceanChallenge

In August 2018, Cloe Moreno and Eliana Meza-Ehlert, students at High Tech High, an Eco-School in San Diego, CA, participated in the Student Conservation Leadership Summit at the University of …

Clean Water Champions: the Women of the Flint Water Crisis

If I can inspire a future generation of strong women who are ethical and who are stubborn…that would be worth it. – Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha, American-Iraqi pediatrician who exposed the …

Got (Clean) Water?

“ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green …

Six Reasons to Stand Up 4TheDelaware

Imagine this: It’s a warm summer day. The Delaware River meanders past the park’s banks. The sound of birds calling out to one another fills your ears. The sun is slowly …

How Virginia Farmers Protect Clean Water & Wildlife

In the Mid-Atlantic region, our staff often encounter the common misconception that protecting the environment and supporting farmers are incompatible. This is likely because agriculture is the largest source of …

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