We just completed an easy to use checklist for assessing stream health and tracing pollution to a source. The checklist is oriented towards the suburban-urban waters closest to 81% of all U.S. homes. Most Americans are probably unaware that the waters nearest their home are degraded by stormwater, sewer overflows and other pollution sources. It’s my hope that widespread use of the checklist will greatly expand public awareness of this issue and lead to far greater support for Clean Water laws, programs and organizations like yours.
To download this new resource click on: Stream Quality Checklist.
Users can add their findings to the: Stream Quality Database.
I hope you’ll consider forwarding the checklist to other Chesapeake Network supporters.
If you’d like to tailor the checklist to conditions in your area then I’d be delighted to forward you the Word version. Please feel free to replace the content as well as our name and contact info with yours. Our goal is to expand public support for Clean Water, not to blow our own horn.