Last week, my colleagues and I met with our partners on the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail in Rockingham, North Carolina. Until recently, a dam degraded Hitchcock Creek and blocked migrating fish from spawning habitat and prevented the community from safel… Read more »
Jamie works to engage communities to safeguard and improve river health by reconnecting people to rivers through blue trails and protecting the last great rivers through wild and scenic designation.
Jamie joined American Rivers in 2000. Prior to that she performed natural resource management field research and developed recommendations for governmental policy in Costa Rica and studied natural systems agriculture at The Land Institute in Kansas.
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B.A. in Environmental Studies from Denison University, and M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington UniversityFraser River
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You spoke, and the Obama Administration listened. This past spring, President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors initiative aimed at preserving our natural resources and promoting recreation, especially among youth. American Rivers rallied tho… Read more »
Register today for American Hiking Society’s Hike The Hill: Trails Advocacy Week February 12-17, 2011. Trail advocates from across the nation will come to the nation’s capital to promote and protect our nation’s system of trails… Read more »
The Obama Administration recently launched its America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. As part of this effort, they are bringing together farmers and ranchers, land trusts, recreation groups, sportsmen, government and industry, city dwellers, suburb… Read more »
Do you like to draw? Want to see your artwork supporting a great cause? Designs are now being accepted for the Tuolumne River Trust’s Paddle To The Sea 2010 T-Shirt Design Contest. All ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to participate. Tw… Read more »
Several months ago we blogged about a report released by the Outdoor Resources Review Group that supports American Rivers’ vision of creating a nationwide system of blue trails. Blue trails are the water equivalent to hiking trails. They link tog… Read more »
From Delmarvanow.com: Bethany Beach Wave: Ocean City, MD – A local environmental advocacy group wants to turn the site of a former dump into a spot where kayakers can explore the area’s coastal bays. Representatives from the Maryland Coastal Bays… Read more »
Register today for the 4th Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference to be held October 25-28, 2009 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Come join trail planners, builders, and advocates from eight Midwest states as we discuss all aspects of trail building, opera… Read more »
June is Rivers Month and what better way to celebrate than to join in the Wyoming Valley RiverFest and Sojourn near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania! An event of the Wyoming Valley Watershed Coaliton, RiverFest reconnects the community with the Susquehanna R… Read more »
INDEPENDENCE (Thursday, June 11, 2009): Several organizations and officials came together Saturday at Bathing Beach to dedicate the Buchanan County Wapsipinicon River Water Trail in Iowa. “It took many types of people to get this accomplished,… Read more »