​Conservation

Get the Lead Out of Our Water

Historians and scientists have hypothesized that lead-contaminated drinking water caused the fall of the Roman Empire. Water treatment plants today are engineered to avoid the same fate. How well are they working? Ask the residents of Flint, Michigan.

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House Farm Bill Fails Taxpayers and America’s Natural Resources

The Farm Bill under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives this week is a mixed bag for water quality, healthy soils, and wildlife. On balance, the bill falls short in meeting the needs of America’s farmers, rural communities, natural resources, and taxpayers.

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Spring “Surge” in Stream Monitor Trainings

Because we have a big goal of monitoring 100,000 more stream sites, we also have a big goal of training 250 new stream monitors – and that’s just this spring!

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​Outdoor Recreation

Chronic Wasting Disease: The Evolving Challenge

There is no known treatment or cure for chronic wasting disease. Keeping deer and other cervid herds at an appropriate size for their habitat is the only way to limit the spread of CWD. This puts hunters on the front lines of the battle.

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Don’t Get Tangled Up in Fishing Line Litter

Fishing line can cause major problems for wildlife if it is not disposed of correctly. (Monofilament fishing line in particular is made to last: it takes roughly 600 years to decompose!) Monofilament recycling stations are easy to build and provide a place for fisherman to throw away used fishing line.

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Discounted Fishing Gear for Chapter Events

Fishing is a great way to get kids (and adults) outdoors. Zebco’s Family Fishing Program provides discounted rods and reels to nonprofits that engage youth and families in fishing activities.

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