Glines Canyon Dam removal – Elwha River – August 15, 2014 | NPS The world is watching as Washington’s Elwha River runs free. Bob Irvin, the President of American Rivers was recently interviewed by BBC’s Newsday for a story about the biggest dam removal… Read more »
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
Restoring the Elwha | National Park Service Before removal of Elwha Dam began in 2011, I wrote an essay for Wend Magazine about hiking up to the Elwha River’s headwaters. A short excerpt is below. Now the dam removal project is almost complete, and I s… Read more »
The Grand Canyon is under threat of an unprecedented level of development. Sign the petition to oppose these destructive projects. Our nation’s natural cathedral is under siege. Author Kevin Fedarko wrote in Sunday’s New York Times about two major deve… Read more »
Originally posted on NatGeo’s Newswatch Willamette River swimmers, August 2014. Photo courtesy Human Access Project. Through my goggles, I watch the sun lighting up the surface of the water, gold-green. My air bubbles are silver against the dark below…. Read more »
Baby’s first river trip June2014 – John Day River Nine months old, and we’re on your first river trip. Three days in June on Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River. You watch the oars dipping in and out of the water. See a red winged blackbird chase a… Read more »
Join us on Facebook for giveaways for free concert tickets and CDs! We’re excited to team up this summer for another tour with the Grammy-nominated Infamous Stringdusters! Last summer we joined the ‘Dusters for an epic summer music adventure visiting… Read more »
Kober family plays at the North Umpqua River | Amy Kober Our family just spent a weekend on Oregon’s North Umpqua River. Watching my four year old play on the riverbank, I saw over and over again how rivers are the best playgrounds. The unstructured t… Read more »
We loved Semi-Rad’s ‘Hey Girl’ memes for outdoorsy women, but figured river ladies need some love too. … Read more »
Let’s hear it for the river dads. Who patiently shake sand out of shoes, wipe sunscreen out of eyes, untangle fly lines, stash special snacks in the raft, and help turn backyard stream outings into the greatest adventures. Our kids look up to you. They… Read more »
Removing the four dams on the Klamath River will open up habitat for fish and wildlife | © Patrick McCully One of the nation’s biggest dam removal and river restoration efforts got a major boost on Friday with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) announcing that h… Read more »