The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Brunswick, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island and Montpelier, Vermont. Since 1966, CLF’s tenacious advocacy staff has worked to solve the most significant environmental problems that threaten New England. CLF’s advocates use law, economics and science to create innovative strategies to conserve natural resources, protect public health and promote vital communities in our region. MORE INFORMATION
Sprawl & Water Pollution
Sprawl development is a significant cause of water pollution and unsustainable water use. Instead of filtering into the ground to replenish aquifers, stormwater runs off impervious surfaces, like parking lots and roads, carrying toxic substances into streams and rivers.
CLF is working hard to protect New England’s waters from the hazards of sprawl.
Acid rain continues to decimate New England's forests and water bodies. CLF is taking a multi-faceted approach to defending the region from the effects of acid rain.
Travelers from throughout the region are drawn to the Maine coast, Lake Champlain in Vermont, Boston Harbor, Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay and the Great Bay on the New Hampshire coast.
Yet pollution from a range of sources threatens the health of these great waters. These waters have a unique place in New England's history and culture and they deserve special protection.
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