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What You Can Do: In Your Community
- Surf Your Watershed
Locate the watershed that you live in and learn more about it.
- EPA's Adopt Your Watershed
The Adopt Your Watershed database includes more than 2,600 watershed groups with opportunities to get involved in activities such as volunteer water monitoring, stream cleanups, and storm drain marking.
- Start a Watershed Team
This page links to resources to getting started on creating a watershed team.
- Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality - Volunteer Monitoring
This page has EPA resources and links to information about volunteer water quality monitoring.
- Non-point Source Outreach Toolbox
The toolbox contains a variety of resources to help develop an effective and targeted outreach campaign.
- Create a Wildlife Habitat in your Backyard, Workplace or Schoolyard. Certify your backyard or schoolyard as part of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program or Schoolyard Habitat Program Exit.
- Join a nationwide river cleanup event (National Rivers Cleanup Exit) or an international beach cleanup (International Coastal Cleanup Exit).
- Sponsor a watershed festival in your community to raise awareness about the importance of watershed protection. Find out how to get involved in or start planning your own monitoring event using the Water Environment Federation's World Wide Monitoring Day Web site Exit.
- Become a Groundwater Guardian Community.
Find out how to promote groundwater protection in your community.
- Visit EPA's Watershed Central Wiki
Find information about local watershed groups, case studies and other tools to reduce nutrient pollution in your community.