As you know, American Rivers has listed two rivers on the border of New York as America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2010 and 2011— the Upper Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. The issue of natural gas development continues to be battled on… Read more »
Jessie works with staff across the country on a variety of river restoration and protection work— from advocacy and outreach to coordination with local communities to restore and protect their rivers and streams. Since 2010, Jessie has also been managing our Most Endangered Rivers Program.
Jessie joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to that she worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission as their Habitat Coordinator. There she played a fundamental role in the establishment of the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership. Jessie also did an internship at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she focused on the reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act.
B.S. in Biology from Mary Washington College, and M.S. in Natural Resources from Delaware State UniversityRappahannock River
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Well pad | Credit: Ecoflight There has been a lot of activity across the country this week as states grapple with the most appropriate ways to deal with the natural gas boom. Here are some highlights: For America’s Most Endangered River® of 20… Read more »
Each spring American Rivers releases our top ten list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. It is a day full of both angst and hope. Of course, no river really wants to have the dubious distinction of being under such a great threat as to make… Read more »
Tell the Pennsylvania DEP to give the Delaware River the strongest protections under the Clean Water Act! In recent months, American Rivers has been working with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to compile a petition to the state of Pennsylvania to upg… Read more »
Nov. 21 Vote Canceled!But we need to keep up the pressure. Tell the DRBC to base their upcoming decision on thorough science! Yesterday, American Rivers joined with advocates across the Marcellus Shale region to ask the Delaware River Basin Commission… Read more »
Tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to vote “NO” on fracking on Nov. 21st! The fate of America’s Most Endangered River™ of 2010 could be determined this month in a critical vote on natural gas regulations. The tension in… Read more »
It’s a battle that has been brewing for years and one that is not likely to end soon… the Pebble Mine in Alaska. We highlighted the concerns about this project on our 2011 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™. At American… Read more »
Grassroots groups across the country are asking everyone to call President Obama today to tell him your concerns about natural gas development using fracking technology. Local activists fighting to protect their own water supplies will be asking Presi… Read more »
Photo by Don Williams When American Rivers named 2011 The Year of the River, we never envisioned that the rivers would be showing themselves in such force across the country this summer. Who needs a parade when you can see cars floating down Main Stree… Read more »
Every year, American Rivers generates a list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. Ten rivers are selected each year for inclusion in our list, not because they are the most polluted, but rather because they are facing a turning point in the coming yea… Read more »