Water doesn’t follow political or governmental boundaries. Instead, it follows the geographical features of a land area or watershed.
Water drains off the land into the nearest creek or river, carrying loose soil, excess nutrients, bacteria, pesticides, toxic metals, exotic invasive species, and other pollutants.
Those pollutants eventually flow into our lakes, disrupting their fragile ecosystems and threatening their long-term health.
From invasive weeds to toxic algae blooms to declining fish and wildlife populations, pollution has devastating consequences for not only our lakes and streams but for our entire community.
That’s why we work to stop pollution at its source on land before it ever reaches the water.