The hydropower industry is trying to create a giant loophole for dam operators, so they are not required to protect fish, wildlife, or water quality on our rivers.
Amy directs our media and communications work.
Amy joined American Rivers in 1998 in our Washington, DC office. She moved to our Northwest Regional Office in Seattle in 2000.
B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Amy studied coastal ecology with the School for Field Studies on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and spent a semester in Florence, Italy studying literature and art history. She completed field ecology programs in Panama through the University of Florida and in Big Sur, California through San Francisco State University.Any river with my husband, our kids and dogs, and our driftboat!
Blog Posts By This Author
American Rivers and Flint Riverkeeper are working in collaboration with diverse partners to restore the flows and health of the Flint.
Spending time in natural spaces reduces anxiety, worry and stress. Nature, and rivers, are fundamental to our health, well-being, and relationships – to our happiness.
The New York Times recently ran a story (Drought is Bearing Fruit for Washington Wineries) quoting Michael Garrity of American Rivers. Michael talked about how a plan for the Yakima River is a model for conservation. He said, “The Yakima Plan shows how… Read more »
American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation are sparking a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy Colorado River. Starting… Read more »
Originally published on Chaco Blog. Photo: Skip Armstrong We name them after colors: Red, Vermilion, Colorado. Green and White and Black. Bluestone and Yellowstone. We name them after weather: Hurricane, Wind. After size: Little, Rio Grande. After anim… Read more »
It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and an irreplaceable national treasure. It’s the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and it is the #1 Most Endangered River of 2015. The river faces a battery of threats that could forever harm its he… Read more »
Credit: Skip Armstrong Sometimes the best way to experience a river is through a child’s eyes. Our video following eight year old Parker as he runs and splashes along the wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest has gotten more than 375,000 views. People l… Read more »
The New York Times is running this story by Adam Nagourney today, highlighting significant threats facing the Grand Canyon, one of our country’s greatest national treasures. The story examines the Escalade tram development that could carry as many as 1… Read more »
Cle Elum River | Scott Thoms [flickr] Autumn is a perfect time to get out and soak up the beauty of rivers with your family. It’s a great time to build your sense of place, celebrating what makes your river unique. While parts of our country have thei… Read more »