The protection and conservation of freshwater ecosystems has become a big concern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who recently created a new website that will identify and protect watersheds and their components. The website is called the Healthy Watersheds website and its main purpose is to gather information so that decisions about the protection and restoration of rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands can be made strategically. The initiative aims to conserve healthy components of watersheds, avoiding future water quality impairments. The Healthy Watersheds Initiative is needed because of the deteriorating condition of the nation’s waters.
For more information on the Healthy Watersheds website, please check this website.
Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC