Algal Bloom in Lake ErieAbout 2 months ago, my colleague Katie Rousseau posted a blog on the drinking water ban in Toledo and what caused it. Unsafe levels of algae-specific toxins got into the drinking water supply, and people were dependent on water… Read more »
Gary works to promote green infrastructure in the United States, a concept that includes specific engineering and policy tools to improve the way communities manage their water resources. Gary works with a variety of groups to achieve this goal, including grassroots environmental organizations, business interests, as well as local, state and federal government agencies. He particularly loves the fact that his work allows him to empower local environmental groups, while simultaneously working on federal policy.
Gary joined American Rivers in May 2003. Prior to American Rivers, he worked as a project engineer for the Clark Construction Group, working on large commercial building projects.
B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and M.A. in Environmental Policy from American UniversityPotomac River
Blog Posts By This Author
Attempting to contain an oil spill in a river Clean water is something we all tend to take for granted. Whether it is the tap water from our sink or the river we like to canoe in, we expect it to be clean. But as several recent pollution spills have ex… Read more »
Stormwater in Washington, D.C. | Lynette Batt American Rivers has been a leader on clean water issues for some time now, and nowhere is this more evident than in our work on stormwater. In particular, we have been working to ensure that the US Eniviron… Read more »
The new Green Infrastructure Portfolio Standard (GIPS) guide will help cities upgrade their water infrastructure and reduce polluted stormwater runoff Who would have thought that our water pollution problems could be solved by the 1%? Well, not the 1… Read more »
Blog by American Rivers staff members Gary Belan and Anne Paterson For the second year in a row, Aveda selected American Rivers to be a recipient charity for Earth Month in the mid-Atlantic region (DE, MD, VA and Washington, DC), which also happens to… Read more »
Some of you may have seen some of my tweets or one of the American Rivers retweets sent during the initial meetings of this years Great Lakes day [PDF] hosted by the Healing Our Waters coalition, of which we’re a proud member. Members of the coalition… Read more »
Exciting news for everyone on the green infrastructure front! Our partner Green for All hosted an event in Edmonston, MD this morning (Thursday, Dec. 15th) which featured Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Nancy Stoner, EPA’s acting Assistant Administrato… Read more »
American Rivers has partnered with Green for All and the Economic Policy Institute to compose the report “Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs and Greening the Environment”. The results of the research that was put into the… Read more »
I had the opportunity to write a guest post for the Healing Our Waters website HealthyLakes.org on water efficiency. Water efficiency is an incerdibly important subject these days given the numerous droughts we’ve seen the past few years around the cou… Read more »
Today I’m attending the Green Streets Green Jobs forum in Silver Spring, MD. I’m speaking on a panel before lunch about partnerships and funding opportunities, where I’ll be focusing on opportunities for green funding through the EPA… Read more »