The Clean Water



Smart Growth and the Clean Water Act


January 8, 2002


NEW WEBSITE RESOURCE: Capacity Building Web Site 

A new website, developed by a Non-point Source Capacity Building Workgroup, offers a suite of tools for watershed groups and local governments, including links for scientific support, engineering, information technology, project management, legal issues, and education and outreach. Check out the new site at!

PUBLIC NOTICE: Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control Solicits Water Quality Data. 

Is your stream muddy? Does it smell? Do you believe that your river or stream is polluted? Do you have any information that leads you to believe your local streams, lake, or river is polluted?



October 16, 2001

Featured Water Resource of the Month--The Plain Language Guide to Sanitary Sewer Overflows


Posted 11/4/01

Urge the State To Strengthen Chip Mill Storm Water Permits

TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) is about to reissue its industrial storm water permits, including chip mill facilities that encourage the large-scale clear cutting spreading across Tennessee and the Southeast.


posted 11/1/01

Groups Say Stronger Clean Water Act and Funding

Needed For Safety of Tennessee Families and Environment

Press Conferences Announce Time to Keep the Promise of Clean Water

November 8, 2000

CONFERENCE:  MEDIA Workshop at Fall Creek Falls (JANUARY, 2001):  Limited Spaces Available!!  

October 18 -  On the 29th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Tennessee citizens challenged the state of Tennessee and Congress to make good on the promise of clean water made by the Clean Water Act in 1972.  Today marks the beginning of the “Year of Clean Water” leading up to October 18, 2002, the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, one of the most significant environmental laws of the last century and for the future.


The Clean Water Act: An Owner's Manual is a must! Every citizen who cares about water quality should have a copy. Order it from River Network.

River Network helps people understand, protect and restore rivers and watersheds. As the nation's leader in supporting grassroots river and watershed conservation groups, they have designed this site to link activists with the information and services you need.

Clean Water Network Reports

Reports available for the Clean Water Network.


June 12, 2001
Act for the Clean Water Act, American Rivers Action Alert:


25 Apr 2001  

Say "No" to Sewage!


Stream flow Information in Budget Trouble


March 14, 2001  

Randall Arendt Presentation, March 22:  


Southeastern Lakes Management Conference:

The North American Lake Management Society presents the Southeastern Lakes Management Conference in Knoxville, TN, March 21-23.


This conference will focus on ways to restore, enhance, and preserve watersheds while supporting economic development. Participants will exchange ideas on current lake and reservoir issues in the Southeast.


For more information please contact Sue Robertson, Conference Chair, 423-751-3747, or e-mail [email protected]



March 1, 2001

New Watershed Initiatives Report


October 10, 2000 

5. CONFERENCE:  MEDIA Workshop at Fall Creek Falls (JANUARY, 2001):

October 10, 2000

7.  NEW RESOURCE:  Spills and Kills Released

October 10, 2000 

CHECK IT OUT!  New State Water Quality Fact Sheets




September 23, 2000 

New Summary of Final TMDL Rule Available  

ACTION ALERT:  Tell the Clinton Administration to Get Raw Sewage Out of Our Waters.  SEND EASY INTERNET MESSAGE BY LOGGING ONTO NRDC WEBSITE!  


CONFERENCE:  Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring: Overcoming Boundaries  


Check out this website!  USGS Water Quality Data Warehouse:  




September 9, 2000

ANNOUNCEMENT:  CALL for Papers on Sustainable Watersheds – Balancing Multiple Needs (10th Annual Lake Management Conference)  

SOCM:  Citizen Hotline Set Up to Help Citizens Identify Bad Logging Practices


September 9, 2000

Freedom to Know About Pollution in Your Backyard Want to know about point source discharges in your area:  Check out this Resource!  


September 9, 2000

Tennesseans Sue Forest Service for Breaking Clean Water Law [excerpt from press release]

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service for approving a timber sale in the Cherokee National Forest that would pollute streams already too dirty to meet Tennessee's water quality standards. 


June 12, 2000

EPA Revises Approval Rules for Water Quality Standards

June 12, 2000

Poll Indicates Americans Support Environmental Movements

June 12, 2000

Atlas of America's Polluted Waters



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