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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 kids and dogs, and our driftboat!
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Yesterday, on the anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, there was another disaster in Pennsylvania. A well blew out during a fracking operation, sending thousands of gallons of wastewater and toxic chemicals into a stream that feeds the Susqueha… Read more »
Every river is unique, but a wild river has a special kind of magic. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons Picture Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho, Oregon’s Rogue, Maine’s Allagash, the Southeast’s Chattooga. Clear rushing… Read more »
2011 is the Year of the River, with unprecedented dam removal and river restoration projects happening nationwide. This is one of a series of posts where we’ll be celebrating dam removal successes and updating you on current dam removal efforts. Ther… Read more »
The President of American Rivers, Rebecca Wodder, is named one of the nation’s top 25 conservationists in the December/January issue of Outdoor Life magazine, which hits newsstands today. You can show your support by voting for Rebecca in the OL… Read more »
As children, my brother and I spent long summer days playing in the creek behind our house. We lived in the suburbs of Washington, DC so it wasn’t a wild stream, but it felt wild to us. We would climb over our backyard fence and cross the open sp… Read more »
There are tens of thousands of rivers and streams across our country, and each year only ten make it on to the America’s Most Endangered Rivers list. For 25 years America’s Most Endangered Rivers has been our most highly anticipated report…. Read more »
The release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2010 edition is less than a week away. A couple days ago I gave you a sneak peek of one of our endangered rivers success stories, the Elwha. Today I want to share another one. Maine’s Penobsc… Read more »
On June 2 we will announce our 25th annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. As part of the report’s 25th anniversary, in addition to naming the ten endangered rivers for 2010, we will be featuring endangered river success stories. You’l… Read more »
Imagine my surprise watching the Oscars last night when, during a break from the glitz and the gowns, there was Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, in a commercial talking about dam removal! The ad was for the Members Project, a social action campaig… Read more »