The American palate has developed a taste for salt, not only in our diets—to the detriment of our blood pressure—but also, in standard consumeristic fashion, in a cornucopia of markets that promise to make our lives easier. We soften our household water with salt, coat our crop fields and pastures with salt-laced fertilizers and compost, and deice our roads, bridges and parking lots with rock salt and brine. The widespread and intense use of salt is now threatening our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater—freshwater resources that were never meant to be so salty.Read More
On this Valentine's Day, we're highlighting our shared love of the land and water resources that make our region such a beautiful place to call home.
From the rolling hills and productive fields to the historic landscapes and open spaces that have been protected from development, there’s...