Outstanding National Resource Water

We should have a voice in how our waters are protected. Currently we have no process to ensure Alaskans get a say in what waters need to be preserved.  A real plan to recognize and define Alaska’s water quality standards and nominate certain bodies as Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW) needs to happen, today.

Take action and let the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) know we want an ONRW designation procedure that incorporates scientific information and includes a transparent public process.

You can take action here.

The DEC has scheduled a telephonic workshop statewide March 23rd 4-7pm. Get your voice in the discussion by phone or online: 

  • To join by phone call 1-800-509-6344 Code:3498502#
  • To join online login in through AdobeConnect.

We need all your public comments to let the DEC know we want to protect our water and our voices should be heard.


Talking Points on Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW) Process

  • The process should be science-based.
  • All Alaskans have a vested interest in protecting our waters.
  • All Alaskans should have a voice in the decision making process.
  • The ONRW process should consider ecological, recreational and cultural reasons for protecting waters.
  • No more delays from the DEC.
  • Adopt the process now.