Clean Water Act rollback

From Save the Bay CURRENTS newsletter: The Trump administration recently signed a regulation to end federal protection for millions of streams and roughly half the nation’s wetlands from federal protection. The move—known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule—represents the largest rollback of the Clean Water Act since that rule was passed in 1972.

“President Trump has decided to choose pollution over public health. The new Trump ‘dirty water rule’ strikes at the heart of clean water protections that have been in place for almost fifty years and will lead to more pollution in our nation’s waters.”

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The BRWC/FOB is the organization officially designated under Rhode Island State law to represent the environmental interests of the Blackstone River and its watershed. It has been our mission is to restore, enhance, and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its eco-system through a variety of programs including water quality monitoring, outreach to youth in our community and partnering with others in order to accomplish mutual goals and objectives.  Click to see our updated Wild Watch page.

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By volunteering for one of our cleanups, or offering to support the water quality monitoring program or helping to lead a group of school children on a canoe trip, you’ll become a vital part of our community. Dedicated volunteers are rewarded by knowing that they have made a difference not only in their community but to their environment.

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Becoming a member is like making a financial gift to BRWC/FOB and is an effective way to join the riverlution. All donations fund BRWC/FOB activities and not salaries or benefits because we are an all-volunteer organization. Our members and donors fund our fight to keep our river and watersheds clean and hold polluters accountable.

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