Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Top Ten Endangered Rivers Named

American Rivers has released its list of the 10 most endangered rivers in America. The report lists rivers from all sections of the United States including Alaska, California, and right here in the Midwest - the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  See the story on CNN.com including the interactive map. Many of these locations are iconic for fly anglers including the Lower Snake River and the Flathead. Water quality is at the heart of almost every issue that impacts anglers - food quality, biodiversity, agricultural runoff, development and sprawl, ... the list goes on and on. Improving water quality will require push from grass roots groups who keep a constant eye on those in power.  If your an angler - how can you NOT be a water quality activist? 

This seems like a good place to plug some local organizations doing good work in Wisconsin:

Just a handful worth helping out. 
Trout Buddha

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