Sewage, or septic, pet, and livestock waste, can all make our waterways unsafe to swim in. Learn how we are working to make them safer.
Companies that flout the Clean Water Act release chemicals such as arsenic, dioxin, mercury, or PFAS in our waterways, making it unsafe to eat the fish we catch.
MUD IN OUR WATERS
Dirt released from poor construction practices, dredging, and urbanization chokes our vital seagrasses and destroys marine life habitat.
LOSS OF WETLANDS
Wetlands act as a sponge, filtering bacteria, chemicals, and mud from waterways. Their loss jeopardizes the health of our waters.
When we over-fertilize our lawns, farms, and golf courses, excess nutrients run off into our waterways, causing harmful algae blooms and fish kills by suffocating marine life.