clean water

American avocet

Will Migratory Birds Win at the Polls in the Golden State?

With their long, upturned bills and striking coloration, avocets are a striking migratory bird that depend on the Golden State’s wetlands. However, pollution and contaminants in California waterways dampen successful … Read more

Clean Water Act Turns 46 – Let’s Keep It Strong

Once upon a time, industries were allowed to dump so much pollution into our rivers, lakes, and streams that water actually caught fire. Rivers like Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire … Read more

Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay

Since its creation in 2009, one of the primary roles of the National Wildlife Federation hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition has been to monitor the progress of the Chesapeake Bay … Read more

Help Stop Three Attacks on Clean Water

Both wildlife and people across America deserve nothing less than clean water in our lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. We all deserve the certainty that the water coming from the … Read more

Roseate spoonbill

Helping Wildlife With a Carbon Price

The images from 2017’s intense hurricane season are unforgettable, and what they show is devastating: Loss of life. Destruction of property. Many of us were deeply moved as we watched … Read more

sea otter

No Cake (or Clean Water, Air, Environment) for Wildlife!

On the campaign trail and even since his election, President Donald Trump claimed to want to preserve “clean air and crystal clean water” for all Americans. But apparently his transition … Read more

RECAP: 2017 PGM ONE Summit

Last month, my fellow National Wildlife Federation Mid-Atlantic Center colleague and Choose Clean Water Coalition Director Chanté Coleman and I had the pleasure of visiting Berkeley, California for the 2017 … Read more

Wind Lake, Boundary Waters

A Scout’s View: Why We Must Protect the Boundary Waters and its Wildlife

The water stays with you the longest. The lakes and rivers provide the routes to navigate through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the crisp, cool, pristine waters simply … Read more

New Attack on Clean Water & Democratic Processes

Everyone wants clean water for drinking, fishing, and swimming. People also deserve a say in their government’s actions. Right now though, threats are brewing for both our clean water and … Read more

Clean Air Rollback by Congress Could Impact Summer Fun

As we head into the annual Memorial Day kickoff of the summer season, Americans have a lot to look forward to – warm, sunny days at the beach, on the … Read more