Yet Pennsylvania's waterways are under heavy assault — from sources like longwall mining, acid mine pollution, abandoned mines, municipal and industrial wastewater discharges, development pressures and stormwater runoff, inadequate storm sewer systems and intensive agriculture. About 14 percent of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams and nearly half of our lakes still do not meet Clean Water Act standards.
We work hand-in-hand with local watershed groups, fishing organizations, land conservancies and landowners providing outreach, education and representation on various legal issues that affect their watersheds. We serve as a watchdog over the agencies that should be protecting our water resources and take action to guarantee that the laws are enforced. We provide workshops to local groups looking to safeguard rivers and streams, and offer our expertise and assistance to guarantee safe drinking water for all.
Pennsylvania's water problems come from a variety of sources, which means we must use a variety of approaches to solve those problems.
Please join us to preserve and protect our precious water resources.
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