Campaigning for clean water
To help protect our state’s water supply, the Chapter has joined the Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water. Formed in 2002, the Campaign for Clean Water is a coalition of over 130 environmental, conservation, sporting, and religious groups working to:
Protect Our Streams by requiring at least 100 foot buffers along all streams in our state. This would require new construction be set back from the stream's edge, reducing pollution and flood damage and protecting drinking water quality.
Preserve our remaining wetlands, especially those in small watersheds. Wetlands help reduce flooding and minimize erosion and pollution of our streams.
Protect our 'Exceptional Value' Streams, which are ranked as our our state's best streams. Though state programs are supposed to protect them, not all streams that deserve this protection have Exceptional Value (EV) status, so some of our EV streams are being harmed by pollution.