In this new, regular feature, we will highlight successes of citizen-led efforts across the Great Lakes Basin working to protect and restore our precious waters: lakes, rivers, wetlands, shorelines and drinking water. Congratulations to the following group and achievements.
CROP PLUS of Portland, New York protected the lakes, rivers and drinking water in their community from pollution by stopping the use of a toxic traction agent from being applied to their roads. Using a combination of education and alternative solutions, the group effectively persuaded their town to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the use of coal combustion bottom ash as a traction agent until the U.S. EPA has developed proper guidelines on its use.
If your group achieves a milestone in your work, please let us know so that we can share your success.