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When contaminants get into the water system, some people might assume that standard water treatment techniques would make that water free from potential contamination.

The truth is, it is not that simple.

For students in Baltimore City, and across the nation, environmental stewardship often takes a back seat to math and reading goals. However, students at Benjamin Franklin High School are engaged in science and service learning from the time they enroll as ninth graders. See how we’re working together to make that possible.

In honor of the anniversary on December 28, we’re celebrating all the wildlife that has benefited from the protection of this landmark law. Which endangered species call your state home?