Clean Water Challenge

Only 20 percent of America’s streams and rivers are monitored for water quality (and half of those don't meet basic standards). Pollution running off parking lots, backyards, and farm fields presents a serious threat to water quality. With so many potential pollution sources, it’s nearly impossible to accurately assess stream health (good or bad) unless more stream sites are monitored more frequently. You can help!

STEP 1: Snap a Stream Selfie

Every American has the right to know whether the streams running through their backyards and neighborhood parks are safe. But there is an alarming lack of up-to-date information about water quality across the country. The Izaak Walton League’s “Stream Selfie” project will help bridge that information gap.

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With each photo, the League is creating a first-of-its-kind national map for individual volunteers and community organizations involved with stream monitoring. By putting this information in one place, we can highlight streams that are being monitored today and develop a national inventory of streams that need to be monitored in the future.

Thousands of people are working toward a common goal: clean water. Will you join us?

Learn more about the Stream Selfie campaign >>>

Join the Clean Water Challenge

Together, our challenge is to monitor 100,000 more stream sites by 2022. Sign up today to receive tips on keeping streams clean and progress reports on the Clean Water Challenge.

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