Water

  • 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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  • 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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  • Is that My Bug? The League’s Aqua Bugs App Simplifies Stream Monitoring.

    There are many ways to measure water quality in local streams. Here at the Izaak Walton League, we’ve found that sampling aquatic macroinvertebrates (aka “stream bugs”) is an inexpensive and accurate test of stream health – one that any citizen scientist can tackle.

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  • Clean Water Corner: Many Reasons To Want Clean Water

    Every volunteer who monitors water quality in a local stream does it for a reason. It could be a funny smell coming off the water. Maybe someone was worried about their dog splashing through a local creek. Or maybe they wanted to be sure what came out of the tap was safe to drink. For a group of anglers in northern New Jersey, the reason was trout.

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  • Soil Matters: Helping Farmers Protect Wetlands and Prairies

    Since 1990, easement programs through the Farm Bill have protected more than 4 million acres of wetlands, native prairie, and other farmland. The Izaak Walton League supports increasing funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program in the 2018 Farm Bill to at least $500 million per year.

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