It is important to prevent pollution before it reaches our waterbodies. UF administration, students, faculty and staff are involved in several activities to prevent water pollution.
The UF Clean Water campaign is always looking for students, faculty and staff who are committed to making a difference for campus waterbodies.
The UF National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit was adopted in September 2003.
Recommendations for campus natural areas were documented for the 2005-2015 Master Plan.
Every month volunteers sample water at 15 sites across campus to collect data on UF's creeks, ponds and lakes.
UF follows recommendations known as Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent water pollution.
UF as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the first university to achieve this status, and one of 607 such sanctuaries in the world.
Anhinga at Lake Alice