What's New EPA: Are Detroit water controls adequate? Detroit Free Press (5/14) A federal drinking water expert late last year raised serious concerns about the water system in Detroit, Mich., voicing worries that the city might not be doing as much as it could to prevent lead from leaching out of old service pipes.
Help needed in spending $46 million on bay, river Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/15) A pot of cash that’s already improved the area’s environmental health during the past 15 years just grew by more than 76 percent. Now there’s $46 million more to spend, and federal and state agencies and the Oneida and Menominee tribes are accepting ideas on how to spend it.
Symposium addresses water concerns of Chequamegon Bay Ashland Daily Press (4/14) The second annual Chequamegon Bay Symposium was held in Ashland, Wis., Tuesday addressing the demands and challenges that can impact water quality and therefore the ability of plants, fish, wildlife and humans to rely on this body of water.
Great Lakes cities swallow streams Great Lakes Echo (4/11) The Great Lakes may boast a fifth of the world’s fresh surface water, but the region is also home to the largest collection of urban stream deserts.
Public invited to forum focused on Lake Erie issues Erie Times-News (4/6) Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the state Department of Environmental Protection are inviting community members to the first meeting of the new Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum.
Saving Our Watersheds National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Establishes a national education and advocacy effort to help citizens in their watershed cleanup efforts, focusing on an important watershed restoration provision of the Clean Water Act called "Total Maximum Daily Loads" or "TMDLs" -- ceilings on the amount of pollutants allowed in a water body.
Surf Your Watershed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) A database of urls to web sites associated with the watershed approach of environmental management, as well as data sets of relevant environmental information that can be queried.
Water Environment Federation WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization that provides a range of materials describing today's water quality issues, including household hazardous waste, biosolids recycling, and watershed management.
Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) This site provides unified access to water quality information from state and U.S. EPA and U.S. Geological Survey databases, including the EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Database and its new National Water Quality Standards Database. WATERS users can search for information on the quality of a particular body of water by clicking on an interactive map.
Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network WIN was created to enhance the quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed by creating regional networks of on-the-ground projects that demonstrate sustainability.
Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts provides educational opportunities, information and training for watershed district managers and staff through yearly tours, meetings and quarterly newsletters.
Minnesota Lakes Association The Minnesota Lakes Association seeks to protect, preserve and enhance Minnesota's lakes as irreplaceable natural assets and to encourage responsible use of lakes for widely diverse purposes.
NEW YORK Watershed Assessment Report New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) This 1998 report discusses water quality and natural resource factors in each of the state's 54 watersheds. Includes watershed maps.
Conservation Ontario Conservation Ontario is a network of 36 Conservation Authorities of Ontario, community-based environmental organizations dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis.
Water Resources Education Network League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania WREN is a collaboration among organizations and public officials working for the protection and management of Pennsylvania's water resources through education and informed policy making.
Watershed Protection Programs Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Devoted to increasing your understanding of watersheds and how protecting them benefits both us and the environment.
Protecting Our Waters Milwaukee River Basin Partnership This web site provides local governments, developers and citizens with a planning guide that encourages good land-use decisions to protect Milwaukee River Basin water resources.
Wisconsin Association of Lakes The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) is a grassroots organization made up of individuals and lake groups concerned about the future of Wisconsin Lakes. WAL's mission is to provide a united voice for Wisconsin's inland lakes and waterways, to promote public policy, to advance education, to strenthen local leadership, and to preserve and protect inland waterways, their watersheds and their ecosystems.