Safe for swimming?

Safe for swimming?

Safe for Swimming

Whether you love swimming at the beach, paddling down a river, or fishing in a creek clean water plays a crucial role in our enjoyment of nature.

When our nation passed the Clean Water Act nearly 50 years ago, we set a goal to ensure that all our waterways are safe for swimming. Yet decades later, too many of our waterways remain polluted. Sprawling roads, parking lots and overdevelopment now drastically hamper nature’s ability to absorb stormwater through the soil and filter out pollutants.

Research

Our work to protect clean air, clean water and open spaces always starts with research. The staff of our network examine problems and evaluate policies through hard-hitting reports, then use those reports to earn media coverage and build support for meaningful solutions.

Renewables on the Rise

 

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years.

Reconnecting Nature

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Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

One of the most spectacular wildlife migrations in the world takes place each spring and summer on the coastal plain of America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Some 200,000 caribou migrate hundreds of miles annually to give birth there. Millions of migratory birds flock there to nest. Polar bears and cubs den on the coastal plain over the winter. And, due to this abundance of wildlife, for thousands of years the native Gwich’in people have depended on this biological jewel for survival, with a culture centered around the caribou herd.

Protect Endangered Species

We share our planet with countless incredible creatures, from the grizzly on the ridgeline to the bee in the meadow, from the wolf in the forest to the butterfly in our backyard. Many are on the brink of extinction — but instead of helping, the Trump administration is weakening the Endangered Species Act and expanding drilling and logging in vital habitats. It’s up to us to protect endangered species and the habitats they call home.

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