Nonpoint Source Pollution
Some of the worst pollution comes from some unlikely sources — sediment washing into streams from construction sites, pesticides and manure running off farms during storms and oil and trash funneled into nearby waters from parking lots and streets. Add these up, and you have a big problem: Nonpoint source pollution — better known as polluted runoff.
We invest in projects that seek to reduce the amount of polluted runoff entering a stream, or to prevent such pollution from occurring in the first place. For example, you can apply for grants to help developers implement responsible building practices on their sites, to replant stream banks with vegetation that absorbs pollution, or to help farmers adopt best management practices to protect their streams from their animals and their chemicals. To view previously funded Nonpoint Source Pollution projects click here.