Educators - get your students involved in monitoring road salt in your community!
Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health.
Fish and bugs that live in freshwater streams can't survive in extra salty water. And many of us (more than 118 million Americans) depend on local streams for drinking water. Water treatment plants are not equipped to filter out the extra salt, so it can end up in tap water and even corrode pipes.
How can you help? Take the Salt Watch Pledge, and the Izaak Walton League will send you a FREE kit with everything you need to find out whether road salt pollution is a problem in your local stream. See the link below for more information.