The time is now to Protect our Water, Jackson Hole!
Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems, and it's also becoming prevalent in Jackson Hole. It's caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus entering our waterways from a wide range of human activities. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in the water causes a myriad of negative impacts affecting human health, the environment, and our economy.Sources & Effects of Nutrient Pollution
To have something happening here that is changing the character of the stream just doesn't seem right in a community like Jackson Hole.
- Bob Peters, Long-time Resident
Recent Water Quality News
Sewage is no. 1 source of identifiable fecal contamination in Fish and Flat Creeks
June 2, 2022
Kelsey Ruehling, a University of Wyoming graduate student, found that human sewage is the greatest contributor to identifiable fecal bacterial contamination in Fish and Flat creeks. She hypothesizes that septic systems near groundwater flows and aging sewer lines are to blame. “This all boils down to this really high connectivity between groundwater and surface water,” […]Read More
Protect Our Water JH and Wyoming Outdoor Council: ‘Fund clean water’
May 6, 2022
There are once-in-a-generation funding opportunities now available for clean water. The American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contain significant funding dedicated to water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. To obtain the funding for these priority projects, the Town and the County will need to provide matching funds. Therefore, it is critical […]Read More