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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 dogs, and our driftboat!
Blog Posts By This Author
Kick the New Year off right with a night out celebrating the Elwha River! Just five months ago, crews started dismantling two dams — Glines Canyon and Elwha — on Washington’s Elwha River. The river has already begun to restore itself,… Read more »
Salmon art crafted from rebar removed from the Elwha Dam What to do with all of the debris created by a dam removal? Serena posted about this last month, and I wanted to add one more way to repurpose old dam bits and pieces. We made this fish art out o… Read more »
Since September, Glines Canyon Dam has been notched down 32 feet (at 210 feet tall, it’s the tallest dam ever removed). This photo was taken on Dec 15. Deconstruction kicks back into action today at the Elwha River dams, after a planned work stoppage s… Read more »
November is a busy month, with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, along with continuing river conservation battles and successes. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the month, by the numbers: 1621: Year the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Colony. Can you name th… Read more »
Halloween | Credit: Pedro J. Ferreira Happy Halloween! Want to go on a Halloween-themed river outing? Here are some of our favorite rivers with names to match the season. Know a spooky river that isn’t listed here? Add it in the comments section!… Read more »
I wanted to share a little about what it was like to be on the White Salmon yesterday for the blast at Condit Dam. It was an amazing celebration and so special to share in person with so many colleagues and friends. It was a beautiful fall day. I think… Read more »
Daniel Dancer, White Salmon River Activist The removal of Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River begins on October 26. The effort to restore the river and its salmon has taken decades. In this guest post, local advocate Daniel Dancer remembers t… Read more »
One month ago, we kicked off the nation’s biggest dam removal project on Washington’s Elwha River. We’ve been wowed by the progress – watching with the help of Olympic National Park’s web cams — as crews take down these dams bit by bit. Here’s a… Read more »
I love this video. I love these two amazing women – Heather Herbeck, a whitewater guide and kayak instructor at Wet Planet, and Phyllis Clausen, who lived on the river for 30 years, volunteered with Friends of the White Salmon, and spearheaded ri… Read more »