Guest blog post by Tom O’Keefe Tom O’Keefe is the Pacific Northwest stewardship director for American Whitewater. I’m excited about the Elwha River restoration because it will offer new opportunities to enjoy the recreational opportunities of a r… 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American Rivers has fought for more than a decade to remove outdated dams on Washington’s Elwha River, and now the beginning of this historic dam removal effort is just over a month away! Watch the latest report from King 5 TV, where divers from… Read more »
“With temperatures soaring across the country, it’s time to combine our two favorite things – rivers and ice cream! We challenged American Rivers staff to channel their inner dessert artist and come up with river-themed ice cream flavors…. Read more »
My little boy is almost two, and loves being outside. Add water, and he’s in heaven. Recently, we were in Grand Teton National Park, and he could have spent all day playing on the shore of Jenny Lake. It reminded me of the times I spent as a child, pla… Read more »
What’s your favorite river beer?My colleague Kavita just came back from a meeting in southern Oregon where she learned that Rogue Ales and Spirits of Newport, Oregon will soon release “Restoration Redd Ale” to benefit salmon habitat restoration efforts… Read more »
Pee in our drinking water? First reaction might be, “Eww!” There has been a flurry of debate over the Portland Water Bureau’s decision to drain a drinking water supply reservoir after a man was caught urinating into it. What do you think –… Read more »
Photo ©SigurDD I was thinking about all of the ways rivers touch our lives. So I decided to write down some of the ways I benefitted from clean water this morning. 6:00am – make coffee (the best cup of coffee starts with fresh tap water) 7:00am – make… Read more »
I recently met Jennifer Galvin, a filmmaker with Reel Blue (www.reelblue.net). She is producing a film about the dam removal and river restoration effort on Washington’s Elwha River – a project American Rivers, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and others… Read more »
Today is June 1, the first day of National Rivers Month — and we have some especially fitting news to share. After a decades-long effort to restore a healthy, free-flowing Elwha River, the hydropower generators at the river’s two dams are being t… Read more »
For two decades, American Rivers has worked with our partners to remove the nearly 100-year-old, 125-foot Condit dam and restore the White Salmon River. Now, an agreement has been reached to remove the dam later this year. This removal is a big step in… Read more »