Petition

Preserve the Lives of River Otters

About the Petition

Wetlands and small streams provide water purification and food for river otters. But these waters face threats because they’re not protected under the Clean Water Act. As a result, pesticide discharges from surrounding agriculture and toxic pollutants from industrial waste are seeping into these unprotected waters. And when toxic chemicals are present in water systems, they can stay in an otter's fat layer for years, making it difficult to reproduce and maintain their population.

Stand with the National Wildlife Federation and urge the EPA to fight pollution and habitat destruction in river otters’ wetlands and streams. Revise The Clean Water Act to include wetlands and headwater systems.

Photo Credit: pixonaut/Getty Images

To: EPA

I’m writing today to voice my concern for the survival of the river otter. Their aquatic habitats are being destroyed by human contact and their overall health has deteriorated due to water pollution.

I stand with the National Wildlife Federation in urging the EPA to fight pollution and habitat destruction in river otters’ wetlands and streams by revising the Clean Water Act.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Supporters

  • 9655
    Cynthia Small
    Golden, CO
    1 year ago
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    Caryn Cowin
    South Pasadena, CA
    1 year ago
  • 9653
    Rebecca Canright
    Asbury, NJ
    1 year ago
  • 9652
    Joanna Hardeman
    United Kingdom
    1 year ago
  • 9651
    Anonymous
    Glen Allen, VA
    1 year ago
  • 9650
    Oscar Revilla
    Spain
    1 year ago
  • 9649
    Eve Saglietto
    Germany
    1 year ago
  • 9648
    Aimee Maisano
    Monessen, PA
    1 year ago
  • 9647
    Les Roberts
    Fresno, CA
    1 year ago
  • 9646
    Melinda Bashen
    Reston, VA
    1 year ago
  • 9645
    Marie Johnson
    Port Allen, LA
    1 year ago
  • 9644
    Frank Heinen
    Netherlands
    1 year ago
  • 9643
    John Repsch
    United Kingdom
    1 year ago
  • 9642
    Michael Haskell
    Scarborough, ME
    1 year ago

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