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RiverKeeper - In 1983, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association hired a former commercial fisherman and congressional aide to patrol the Hudson full time. That movement has grown over time, and this stunningly artistic page tells the entire story, including current programs.

The Lake Michigan Federation - Beautiful and well organized website reports on habitat restoration and toxics elimination in Lake Michigan. Browse a calendar of events or look for a local volunteer position.
American Rivers dreams of the natural restoration of America's rivers and streams. Features a regional search function to find out about issues in your area.

Audubon Society is an excellent resource base for projects and campaigns on wetlands, oceans, river restorations, and other bird habitats.

Clean Water Action Council works to preserve and protect clean water in Northeast Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. CWAC conducts research, coordinates and promotes events, publishes a monthly newsletter, and hosts an activist forum.

Clean Beaches Council works to sustaining America's beaches by developing innovative approaches to coastal management and protection of human health and the environment. Its flagship program is the Blue Wave Campaign - America's first environmental certification program for beaches.

Clean Water Network brings together more than 1,000 organizations that endorse it's platform paper, The National Agenda for Clean Water, which outlines the need for strong clean water safeguards to protect human health and the environment.

EPA Acid Rain Fact Page - What is Acid Rain? How do we reduce it? Find the answers to these questions and more on this site. Don't forget to browse the experiments page for a do-it-yourself series of tests.

EPA Water Pages feature a comprehensive online EPA resource center of many diverse water topics.

Great Lakes United is an international coalition dedicated to preserving and protecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River ecosystem. Read their newsletter to catch up on the latest Great Lake campaigns.

International Rivers Network works to halt destructive river development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management. Browse their collection of campaigns and projects around the world.

The Lake Michigan Federation - Beautiful and well organized website reports on habitat restoration and toxics elimination in Lake Michigan. Browse a calendar of events or look for a local volunteer position.

Maritime Environmental Research Programme seeks to promote environmental design of ships and offshore installations. Find out how they're doing this with a listing of their past and current projects.

National Atmospheric Deposition Program is the only nationwide monitoring network for acid rain. The site has isopleth maps of acidity and the other major ions contained in precipitation.

The National Groundwater Association posts weekday updates to its groundwater news column. Also look here for information on their efforts to protect water resources with good governmental policy.

The Ocean Conservancy hosts a beautiful site that promotes science-based advocacy, research and public education. The Conservancy wants informed citizen participation to reverse the degradation of our oceans.

RiverKeeper - In 1983, the Hudson River Fishermen's Association hired a former commercial fisherman and congressional aide to patrol the Hudson full time. That movement has grown over time, and this stunningly artistic page tells the entire story, including current programs.

The Rocky Mountain Institute features resources on water that are extensive. Find everything from water saving in your home to information on efficiency policy implementation.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society investigates and documents violations of international laws, regulations and treaties protecting marine wildlife species, and specializes in rapid response high seas and coastal operations.

WaterWiser - You know you need to use water efficiently. This water efficiency clearinghouse offers resources on how to get started, from a "drip calculator" to water saving products