Imagine having to walk three miles every day to obtain fresh water. That’s the average distance someone living in sub-Saharan Africa travels to get water for drinking, cooking, and washing. Today is World Water Day, and the facts are sobering, to say t… 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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Take Action to Keep Our Rivers Healthy Thank President Obama for recognizing the importance of healthy rivers to our communities by making rivers a priority in the federal budget. Today, March 14, marks the 15th year of celebration of the International… Read more »
Tom Skerritt, Actor and American Rivers Board Member With the Oscars coming up this weekend and all the stars donning their gowns and bow ties, we thought it would be fun to highlight some popular, Academy Award nominated river films from over the ye… Read more »
We released a short film today with our partners at American Whitewater and the Hydropower Reform Coalition that tells the story of historic dam removal successes on Washington’s Elwha and White Salmon rivers. The seven-minute film premiered at the Wi… Read more »
We’re experiencing a baby boom here at American Rivers, so it’s a good time for a run-down of potential river-themed baby names. Of course there’s the obvious “River” but there are also opportunities for creativity (just r… Read more »
Let your elected officials know that you support dam removal in 2012! Today we’re announcing a big river restoration goal: we want to remove 100 outdated, unsafe dams in 2012. Will you help us? Please take action and help spread the word. By r… Read more »
All Americans deserve clean water. So it’s heartening to see People magazine covering one of the leading threats to our rivers and clean water supplies – fracking. Living with Fracking | People Magazine The natural gas drilling technique kn… Read more »
River recreation and travel – not to mention beauty – don’t freeze up after summer vacation season. Here’s a look at five rivers that remain active and enjoyable during the winter months and what American Rivers is doing to save these speci… Read more »
Will President Obama mention rivers in his State of the Union address tonight? After all, few things are as important to our health, economy, and quality of life as clean water – right? Last year the President caused a stir when he highlighted sa… Read more »
We’re continuing to celebrate the world’s biggest dam removal on Washington’s Elwha River. Last week, a standing room only crowd of 300 at the Seattle REI store watched as we premiered a new film in our Year of the River series. Now y… Read more »