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    May 13, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

    The health of our streams, lakes, and wetlands depends heavily on the health of the soils upstream. But just what does “soil health” mean? Why is it so important? How did we lose it, and how do we get it back? This introduction to Soil Health is for anyone wondering why soil health is now…

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    May 27, 2020: Telling Your Story: Effective Science Communication Techniques

    Join us for another Clean Water Webinar provided by Save Our Streams and the Izaak Walton League of America! You’ve gathered your equipment, headed into the field, and collected your data. Now, you are ready to share your findings and educate your local community. But how can you ensure that your story is shared in…

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    May 6, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Making a Local Difference with Save Our Streams

    Save Our Streams volunteer monitors collect powerful data about water quality across the country. In Virginia, the Roanoke Stormwater Division and Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District both utilize Save Our Streams protocol and data to make decisions about stormwater management and conservation initiatives. Join Danielle DeHart, Environmental Specialist with the City of Roanoke and…

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    April 29, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Meet Our Macros!

    Did you know that the bugs living in a stream can tell you how healthy your water is? Aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates are small organisms without a backbone that live on the bottoms of streams. By collecting and identifying these “macros” using the Save Our Streams protocol, volunteer monitors can determine the health of their streams….

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    Celebrate Earth Day with Stream Selfie!

    Save Our Streams is celebrating Earth Day with an eight day Stream Selfie Blitz! We’re asking folks across the country show us why they care about clean water by snapping and sharing their best Stream Selfie. Each selfie helps us build a map of America’s favorite streams and provides us data we can use to…

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    April 22, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Landscaping for Clean Water

    Green spaces around our homes, neighborhoods, and cities provide beautiful spaces to recreate and homes for wildlife. But they can also have a huge influence on water quality, from fertilizer runoff to riparian buffers. What can individuals residents, communities, and cities do to ensure their green spaces are helping keep our stream and creeks healthy?…

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    April 8, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Salt in the Water, Action on the Ground

    Each winter, billions of pounds of salt are spread on America’s roads to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. But all this salt poses a major health risk to both humans and wildlife. Join us to learn about how excessive salt affects benthic macroinvertebrates and other aquatic life in freshwater streams, and how one local community…

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    April 15, 2020: Clean Water Webinar: Agriculture: Water Quality Problem or Solution?

    Agriculture can get a bad rap when it comes to discussions about water quality and water pollution. It’s important to remember, however, that this same industry also holds the keys to significantly reduce common water quality issues in hot spots such as the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and Chesapeake Bay. Healthy soil, plants, wildlife, water…

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    April 1, 2020: Clean Water Wednesday Webinar: Weakening the Clean Water Act

    Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced it had finalized new policy fundamentally weakening Clean Water Act protections for drinking water, streams, and wildlife habitat nationwide. Up to 60% of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands in America are now directly in the crosshairs of polluters. Join Jared Mott, the Izaak Walton League of…

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    March 25, 2020: Clean Water Wednesday Webinar: SOS and Social Distancing

    Join us for the first installment in our Clean Water Wednesday Webinar series! “SOS and Social Distancing: Things You Can Do for Clean Water.” The Save Our Streams staff will share ideas about activities you and your family can take part in to protect clean water while protecting your community through social distancing. You can…

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