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Save Our Streams Presents: Clean Water Wednesday Webinar Series

Every week from 12-1 p.m. Eastern time, the Clean Water Team will be bringing you presentations on all things clean water. From policy to landscaping and everything between, join us for an opportunity to learn about clean water issues and what you can do to protect America’s waterways.

April 8 – Salt in the Water: Action on the Ground

Each winter, billions of pounds of salt are spread on America's roads to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. But all this salt poses a major health risk to both humans and wildlife. Join us to learn about how excessive salt affects benthic macroinvertebrates and other aquatic life in freshwater streams, and how one local community group is raising awareness and changing behavior around salt in the community!

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April 15 – Agriculture: Water Quality Problem or Solution?

Agriculture can get a bad rap when it comes to discussions about water quality and water pollution. It’s important to remember, however, that this same industry also holds the keys to significantly reduce common water quality issues in hot spots such as the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and Chesapeake Bay. Healthy soil, plants, wildlife, water quality, and public health are all closely intertwined. By working with Mother Nature, rather than against her, farmers can support diverse ecosystems, clean water, and a growing population all while improving their bottom line economically.

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Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected habitat and preserved access to outdoor recreation in all fifty states, making it our nation’s most successful conservation program. Now, a bill has been introduced that would guarantee permanent full funding for LWCF – plus temporary extra funding to address maintenance backlogs on our public lands. Tell your senators to support this bill!

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Get Ready for Road Salt

Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. Request a FREE Salt Watch test kit to find out whether excess road salt is a problem in your community.

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Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness

Take Action for the Boundary Waters

The Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northeastern Minnesota is a pristine landscape of lakes and forests and is the most visited wilderness area in the United States. But a foreign mining company has proposed opening a copper-sulfide operation just outside the BWCAW, right on top of the streams and rivers that feed the wilderness.

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Hold the Salt

It all started with a conservation group’s angry intern. In the winter of 2018, employees of the Izaak Walton League of America, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, were greeted by an unsightly pile of salt. It obstructed part of the driveway and sat on top of a storm drain. It wasn’t just huge, it was...

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