In California, 95% of all waters remain too polluted to swim, fish, or drink. After half a century with the Clean Water Act in place why does toxic contamination continue to threaten our water resources? The California Clean Water Act, Assembly Bill 377, will put the state on track to eliminate polluted waterways and make California waters swimmable, fishable, drinkable by 2050.
Each year, 5 to 14 million tons of debris flows into the ocean from coastal areas. Not only can it be toxic to aquatic wildlife and humans, this pollution degrades the water quality and also destroys the beauty of our oceans and beaches that we swim and play in. Each of us can help stop the flow of trash to the sea by helping keep streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and storm drains free of garbage.