Take Action to Protect Indiana Lakes and Rivers

June Featured Pledge: HEC is joining with other Indiana organizations to focus on pollinators for June.  The native plants that provide food and habitat for pollinators also protect waterways from runoff by capturing and storing stormwater.  You can make a difference for Indiana’s lakes and rivers by providing habitat for pollinators.  It’s a 2 for 1!

  • Native perennials have long roots that help stormwater soak in.
  • Native perennials help you reduce watering (once established).
  • Info on landscaping with natives from the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society,   click here.
  • More on pollinators

 Make a pledge to support pollinators with native plants.

Make a Clear Choices Clean Water Pledge
HEC has partnered with Clear Choices Clean Water so you can learn more about how your choices affect our waterways and pledge to start, or continue, good behaviors that make a difference for water quality and  conservation.



Learn more about Indiana waters and the Mounds Greenway
Hoosier Environmental Council is working to protect all the waters in Indiana, from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River.
Clean Water issues and actions
Mounds Greenway


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Protecting Our Communities from Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient pollution is caused by an excess of nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, in water. While nitrogen and phosphorus are important components of a healthy ecosystem, there can be “too much of a good thing”.  An overabundance of nutrients in rivers and lakes can lead to an overgrowth of algae.

There are many causes of nutrient pollution, most of which are human induced.