The weathermen on the local TV news call it “wacky weather” – those freak storms and floods that seem to be getting more frequent and more severe every year. But usually lost in the news coverage is why flooding and flood damage is ge… 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!
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There are scores of reasons to protect and restore rivers: public health, clean drinking water, our shared responsibility to safeguard our natural heritage… the list goes on and on. The reason on my mind today is recreation. It’s summer… Read more »
In just 10 seconds, you can help American Rivers raise $10,000! New Belgium Brewing has launched Vote For a Cause. The water advocacy organization that gets the most votes will receive $10,000. Please click here, select Vote for a Cause, and click on… Read more »
A 140 year old cast-iron water main broke today in Lower Manhattan, flooding buildings, up to four feet deep in some places. We’ve seen a number of water main breaks in the last several months (Washington, DC…Baltimore). There’s a trend here: our nat… Read more »
American Rivers science advisor Robert Glennon talks with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart about the nation’s growing water crisis and his new book “Unquenchable” Watch the entire show! … Read more »
Tune in to The Daily Show this Thursday, July 16 to watch American Rivers science advisor Robert Glennon discuss America’s growing water crisis and his new book, Unquenchable. From Island Press: Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tra… Read more »
Imagine a nationwide network of blue trails — rivers and streams from coast to coast, linking communities and providing recreation opportunities, not to mention priceless services like clean drinking water, natural flood protection, and wildlife habit… Read more »
This is a major week for dam removal, with news that underscores the national leadership of American Rivers and our track record of success in the field of river restoration. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today th… Read more »
It is one of our nation’s biggest river restoration successes. On June 30, we will gather with our partners on the bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the removal of Edwards Dam. I was lucky to be th… Read more »
There has been a recent flurry of news about hydropower and whether it should be considered a “green” source of power. Grist’s Ask Umbra column featured a discussion about whether a hydro project on one’s backyard stream is a s… Read more »