Documerica Challenge: Clean Water Act turns 40!
2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, our law in the United States that protects our most irreplaceable resource.
Check out this image and a gallery of more from Documerica, showing what life was like in the early 1970s before the Clean Water Act and EPA’s work got going.
Lake Charles Louisiana, Documerica photo by Marc St-Gil June 1972
See our gallery of water favorites submitted to date, like this one!
Little Jack Russel on Point, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, WA. State of the Environment photo by Tom Colegrove, March 2012.
There is no doubt there is still work to do, so we want to hear from you! Can you see the difference near you?
What has four decades of better environmental awareness and protection accomplished? Through State of the Environment, we’re putting out a challenge to take photos of water quality near you.
Where possible, find a Documerica photo of a river, harbor, beach or other body of water near you, match it with a current photo taken since 2011 through this coming year, and send it into with the help of Flickr. Make your view part of the big picture!
State of the Environment: 2011-2013 on Flickr.
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