Clean water is our life’s blood. Without clean oceans and rivers, we would be up the creek without a paddle.

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which turned the tides of the increasingly polluted waterways in the United States at the time. The act, passed in 1972, is a federal law that regulates the discharge of pollutants into our nation’s rivers and lakes.

In the interest of short term gain without an all-encompassing view of long term effects, the current United States administration is moving to roll back the rule that defines which bodies of water are under federal regulation for the Clean Water Act. This move would act heavily on the progress our country has made since 1972.

We are passionate about our waters and we feel that it is our responsibility to be informed. Below are some places you can find out more information and help keep our waters clean.

http://waterkeeper.org

https://www.americanrivers.org/rivers/discover-your-river/the-importance-of-the-cwa-to-protecting-your-rivers-clean-water/