Catawba River, SC July brought big victories for two legal cases initiated by American Rivers that will significantly benefit rivers in the Southeast. These victories would not have been possible without our close collaboration with and strong support… Read more »
Gerrit leads American Rivers’ expanding advocacy for healthy rivers in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
Gerrit joined American Rivers in 2005 after working four years for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League as Rivers Project Director under a partnership with American Rivers. Prior to that he worked more than a dozen years for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on a broad array of environmental and recreation issues affecting rivers and wetlands.
B.S. in Water Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Sciences from The Pennsylvania State UniversityWateree River
Blog Posts By This Author
Kayaking Hitchcock Creek | Bob Irvin “This all has far exceeded our expectations” Rockingham, NC mayor Steve Morris told American Rivers’ President Bob Irvin and me as he drove us on an early May day to the Roberdel Access. We were go… Read more »
This is a guest blog from Beth Stewart, the Executive Director of Cahaba River Society. Water utilities can increase their bottom line by reducing their water losses and integrating water efficiencies | © Jeff Communities across the US are realizi… Read more »
South Carolina citizens, tell your State Senator to oppose H.3925!| © Eric Chance, Appalachian Voices You’d hope that South Carolina would learn from the tragedy and trauma poorly managed coal ash ponds have caused its neighbors in North Carolina, Virg… Read more »
Sign the Petition Tell FERC: Don’t Rubber-Stamp Environmental Review In order to reverse the dams’ significant damage to the Coosa – once one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the world – we ask that the Federal Energy… Read more »
On the last weekend of July, a friend and I went to the Saluda River, just a few miles from downtown the Columbia, SC to cool off, kayak and fish – cooling off being the top priority with temperatures topping 100 degrees. We were not the only one… Read more »
Hit a year ago by one of the worst floods in its history, Nashville suffered the loss of more than 30 lives and over $1 billion of property damage. Just three years prior to that Tennessee was in the grips of the 2007 drought, one of the driest years… Read more »
Originally posted on : TheState.com When a Lexington County earthen dam sprung a leak this past week, threatening downstream homes, officials quickly went to work to shore up the dam and avoid a flooding disaster. But this problem could have been avoid… Read more »
It’s the Year of the River, and talk of dam removal is happening in every region of the country. My opinion piece about restoring the Savannah River, a shared treasure of South Carolina and Georgia – by removing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Da… Read more »