Here's how:

  • When you contribute a story to the archive, you register the waterbody in a national database of important waters.
  • You document the value of that waterbody to you and your community.
  • You help researchers identify waters where people swim, drink, or fish, so that those uses can be protected in the future.
  • You provide evidence that ensures environmental laws can be used to safeguard your waters.
If you'd like to contribute a single Watermark, please use the form below. Contact us for instructions on collecting and submitting multiple Watermarks.
If you have an image you would like to share with your Watermark, you can submit it by email to along with the name of the waterbody.

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