Clean Water Rule

The extended public comment period to express your concerns over the proposed EPA rollbacks affecting the Clean Water Rule of 2015 ends today, September 27th, 2017 but you can still submit a comment.

Below, find three easy ways to voice your opinions. Think about the headwater streams you frequent, think about your children, their children and all of the critters that might not have a voice.

American Rivers: Rolling back the Clean Water Rule puts our drinking water at risk.

Trout Unlimited Stand Up For Clean Water: Stand up for clean water. If you fish, there is no law more important than the Clean Water Act.

Environmental Protection Agency:  Proposed Rule: Definition of Waters of United States – Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules.

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Running the Gauntlet

A wonderfully filmed and educational short looking at the risks facing young British Columbia salmon during their out-migration.

From the Hakai Insitute: “Young salmon exiting the Fraser River are only at the start of a long ocean journey to their maturing grounds in the far north Pacific. But what challenges must they overcome to survive their first weeks at sea, when they are at their most vulnerable? How does their environment – from physical ocean conditions, to the plankton productivity that provides the food they need to grow, to human influences – affect how many of them will ultimately make it back to the stream of their birth to spawn?

Hakai Institute researchers Brian Hunt and Martin Krkosek are deploying their field teams to find out. Teams are working from two nodes, in the Discovery Islands and north in the Johnstone Strait, to monitor the juvenile salmon as they begin their oceangoing lives.”

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