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 »
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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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 »
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 »