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- Coalition of states, cities, tribes, business, industry and conservation organizations release joint priorities for the Great Lakes
- Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Trump Budget, Infrastructure Plan
Threats from Polluted Runoff
Heavy rain and snowmelt washes pollution from farm fields and cities into streams, rivers and sewage drains. So-called non-point source pollution—which includes pesticides, fertilizers, oil, grease and other pollutants—ultimately ends up in the Great Lakes, harming water quality and posing a risk to people, fish and wildlife. Great Lakes programs that restore native vegetation and wetlands in both rural and urban communities can prevent polluted run-off and protect water quality. Read more about polluted runoff and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.