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 »
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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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 »
From my office I can see the peaks of the North Cascades, which in some places are covered with 40 percent above average snowpack. This is good news for the salmon, farmers, fishermen, and boaters who depend on water in our rivers through the summer. B… Read more »
Spring has arrived in Seattle, and in addition to blooming salmonberry and longer days, that means summer river trip planning is underway! Every year our Northwest staff, along with friends, partners and spouses get together for a trip. We had a great… Read more »
Exactly one week ago today, more natural flows surged down the North Fork Skokomish River when Tacoma Power released water from its Cushman hydroelectric project. For over 50 years, the company had left just a trickle of water in the river below the da… Read more »
The March 2008 issue of Sunset Magazine includes a story on the West’s rivers, featuring yours truly, and water experts from around the region. It started back in the fall with a western water roundtable at Sunset’s office in California. They recorded… Read more »