Salt indeed keeps us safe during our winter travels from walking to driving. However, it is a hazard to our stream’s health. Many freshwater bugs and fish are not able to survive the salty water and it is not always possible to filter out excess salt from drinking water. You can help by getting a free testing kit to determine if this is an issue in your local streams! Visit Izaak Walton League of America for your free kit today and to learn more about this topic.