Winter is picking up steam, and with more snow comes more salt application! Excessive salt and other de-icers applied to roads, parking lots, and sidewalks this time of year can pose a threat to aquatic life and water quality when runoff flows into streams and storm drains. Through the Izaak Walton League’s Winter Salt Watch campaign, stream monitors are tracking chloride spikes and advocating for best road salt practices. If you’re a Salt Watcher, thank you for sharing your test results. If you haven’t ordered your FREE test kit yet, you can find out more and order online anytime this winter. The tests are quick, easy – and meaningful!
Photo Credit: IWLA 2020