Environmental Protection - Burning River

As I have spent most of my days near the fresh waterways surrounding Cleveland I am forever grateful for the organizations that were formed after the burning river in ‘69 50 yrs ago this year.
The Environmental organizations such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 1970 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1972 were put in place by Congress to resolve the issues of land pollution, not just in Cleveland, but throughout the United States.

One of the first legislations was the Clean Water Act (1972) which mandated that all rivers throughout the United States be hygienic enough to safely allow mass amounts of swimmers and fish within their waters.
Now, the Cuyahoga river is home to about 60 different species of fish.

Cuyahoga River, Cleveland Ohio 2012

Cuyahoga River, Cleveland Ohio
2012