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What You Can Do

Sites that focus on what you can do to protect water quality and the environment.

  • Adopt Your Watershed
    To encourage stewardship of the nation's water resources and to celebrate 25 years of progress under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leading an "Adopt Your Watershed" campaign. Through this effort, EPA challenges citizens and organizations to join us and others who are working to protect and restore our valuable rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, ground water, and estuaries.
  • A World in Our Backyard: A Wetlands Education and Stewardship Program
    Suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland.
  • Recycle City
    This site provides information about recycling for teachers and kids. There is an interactive game that requires a Shockwave plugin to operate but worth the effort.
  • Acid Rain
    This book published by EPA is for students in grades 4-8 and their teachers. It covers the basic concepts and definitions involved with acid rain. Topics include the effects of acid rain on forests, water and humans, and explores the options of what can be done to diminish these negative effects of acid rain.

  • Do's and Don'ts Around the Home
    (An EPA Journal article, November/December 1991) Learn how to protect your water from nonpoint source pollution through the proper use of household chemicals, water conservation, and community action.
  • What You Can Do to Prevent Pollution
    Tips about how to clean up urban storm water runoff, along with how we can prevent pollution from logging, mining, and agricultural areas.

  • Tips to Protect Children from Environmental Threats
  •      Geared toward parents but good information.
  • Give Water A Hand Exit EPA Disclaimer
    A youth program or local environmental action

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