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 »
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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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 »
Rebecca Wodder, president of American Rivers, attended the ceremony today at the White House, where President Barack Obama signed into law the second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history. Below is a special message from Rebecca. When Ameri… Read more »
Water. What could be more important and fundamental to our health, and our lives? Clean water is the lifeblood of our communities, yet our nation’s water infrastructure — our drinking water and wastewater systems, dams and levees — are woefully… Read more »
America has inaugurated our 44th president, Barack Obama. Our country faces a number of challenges, but it is hard not to be hopeful today. American Rivers is working with the Obama Administration to transform the way our country manages water and rive… Read more »
This opinion piece by American Rivers President Rebecca Wodder was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, January 4. Signs of Trouble Ahead on River Road Sunday, January 4, 2009; B08 The water main break that flooded River Road in Montgomery Count… Read more »
With both President-elect Barack Obama and congressional leaders signaling that they would like energy and infrastructure improvements to be key components of the next stimulus package, what role could water infrastructure investments play? Betsy Otto,… Read more »
In 2008, American Rivers’ work led to unparalleled successes. Though we had many to pick from, we managed to come up with a list of our top 8 successes this year. Here they are (drumroll, please…): 1. Commemorating our 35 anniversary prote… Read more »
We are facing an unprecedented opportunity to significantly transform our country’s approach to water. Last week, American Rivers presented “Clean Water and Healthy Communities: Recommendations to the Obama Administration” to the President-elect’s tran… Read more »