Chevron on the Mississippi River | © Olivia Dorothy The Mississippi River is perhaps the U.S’s most visible and enduring example of an altered river. Where the Upper Mississippi River was once free flowing with islands, backwaters, and wide floodplains… Read more »
Eileen works with Congress and the Obama administration to advance positive federal river policy such as designation of new Wild and Scenic Rivers and dam and levee safety.
Eileen joined American Rivers in 2006. Prior to that she interned at National Wildlife Federation, the National Environmental Trust, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
B.S. in Environmental Science from Elizabethtown College, and M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington UniversityAppenzell Creek in my parents' backyard
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© AECOM from the report The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program through 2100 Floodplains and wetlands are some of the most dynamic and diverse ecosystems on the planet. The interaction of water an… Read more »
Kennebec River, ME | © Laura Wildam Your right to voice your opinion on water projects is at risk this week as the House of Representatives takes up the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Help protect your rivers and your rights by telling you… Read more »
Water Resources Development Act passed this week by an overwhelming margin. Luckily, there are some points that will benefit rivers and public safety. The Senate wrapped up debate on S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act this week and passed the… Read more »
The Big Sunflower River, MS would have been severely damaged by the Yazoo pumps project | © Louie Miller This week, the Senate is debating a bill called the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S 601 [PDF], that will tell the Army Corps of Engineers… Read more »
Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, NY | Andrea Booher, FEMA Soon after Hurricane Sandy hit, devastating much of the Northeast, politicians and experts took to the press to urge the government to help communities rebuild “better”… Read more »
St. Cloud, MN flooding in 2001 | Dave Swarz Over the weekend, Mayors from the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative penned some advice to local officials along the east coast who are struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. It was great to… Read more »
Take Action to Protect theMissouri River Tell Congress to support restoration and long-term planning on the Missouri River! The nation’s longest river, the Missouri River, is back on the America’s Most Endangered Rivers list at #4 [PDF] this ye… Read more »
Take Action to Keep Communities Safefrom Floods Call your Senators today and askthem to pass theFlood Insurance Modernizationand Reform Act. Keep communities safe from floods. Call your Senators today: ask them to pass The Flood Insurance Modernizati… Read more »
Locals Advocate for Wild and Scenic RiversIn March, Congress heard from people who support Wild and Scenic River designations for their favorite rivers. During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on a bill that would designate the Molalla River… Read more »