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 »
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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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 »
I started writing this blog with the intention of talking about the biggest floods in United States history. But it quickly became a harder task when I tried to figure out how to measure the “biggest” flood. Is it by the amount of water? Th… Read more »
St Croix River | Jim Denham “Today Congress disappoints Americans more than usual.” That should be the headline in news outlets across the country highlighting the devastating action Congress took this morning to undermine one of our bedrock national e… Read more »
Welcome to the first edition of the new and improved “River Policy Update”! This monthly blog series will provide comprehensive and timely updates on federal laws and policies affecting rivers across the country. If you’d like to rece… Read more »
Over the past week Mother Nature has done a fine job of reminding those of us on the East Coast that she’s the one that’s really in charge. Between the earthquake that shocked us all, and Hurricane Irene still wreaking havoc as it moves up… Read more »
That headline might come as a shock to anyone who’s been paying close attention to the goings on in Congress these days. But I’m happy to report that the House of Representatives actually broke their streak of attacks on the environment thi… Read more »