Stream Selfie

You have the right to know whether the streams running through your backyard or neighborhood parks is 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” campaign will help bridge that information gap.

Anyone can get involved! Simply snap a photo of a stream that’s important to you, answer a few key questions, and share your picture on our Stream Selfie website. We'll feature the best Stream Selfie each week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more! 

With each photo, we are also creating a first-of-its-kind national map for 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.

The League is proud to be partnering with SciStarter on this campaign. SciStarter is the place to find, join, and track contributions to citizen science projects. Through SciStarter, people across the globe can contribute to recreational science activities and formal research efforts.

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

Click on our infographic to learn how to upload your Stream Selfie or dive right into SciStarter now!

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This week's featured photo is a great example of a stream that only flows when there's rain. On a dry day this spring, it offered no water for a tired pup. Streams like this could lose protection under a new EPA rule – even though when they DO flow, they can carry pollution to larger rivers. 

Dry streambed


6 Steps to a Stream Selfie

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