In wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau

Hot Issues and Announcements


American Wetlands Month is May!

 Please celebrate with the Izaak Walton League at one of the following events. More events are listed on our web site at. Also, please add any wetland events that you are coordinating in May or throughout the year to the League's wetlands activities calendar at the link listed above. For more information about American Wetlands Month and other ways to get involved in wetland conservation, please visit


Twelve simple ways you can help stem the tide of polluted runoff.


The Bush Environmental Record


Legislative Updates

TVA Reservoir Operations Study Comment Due April 26!!!

Nation's Most Endangered Rivers of 2002 announced


Cumberland Coal Proposal

National River Cleanup Week

Contact your Tennessee State and U.S. Senators and Representatives

Read the most current newsletter

Species diversity and risk levels rankings for the states.

Deal keeps discharge out of cave system

Cesspools of Shame

NRDC and the Clean Water Network continued to document the clean water and public health nightmares created by lagoons and spray fields at concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) with their July 24th, 2001 release of "Cesspools of Shame"

The Environmental Implications of Failing Septic Systems

The Clean Water Network is featuring this article on ways people can ensure a functioning septic system.  EPA and state agencies are finding increasing evidence that failing septic systems are degrading water quality.

Date last Updated May 13, 2002