Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Whether it’s the stream that meanders through town, the lake where we fish and swim, the majestic ocean beaches that inspire our awe of nature, or simply the glass of water we drink, clean water is essential to our well-being.
NRDC fights to safeguard drinking water, to protect, preserve and restore our rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters, and to promote conservation and better water management in the arid western states.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a citizens’ environmental action group supported by over one million Members and Activists nationwide. NRDC’s mission is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
NRDC 40 West 20 Street New York, NY 10011 phone: (212) 727-2700 website: www.nrdc.org
Los Angeles Office 1314 Second Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 phone: (310) 434-2300
Pollution, habitat destruction and over fishing take a serious toll on our oceans, so NRDC works to preserve and restore the rich diversity of ocean life and the quality of coastal waters. They helped create networks of fully protected marine reserves off the California and Florida coasts, and are pressing for more elsewhere. Finally, NRDC works to ban offshore drilling in coastal areas, while promoting sound coastal zone management.