As anyone who follows the trials and tribulations impacting our nation’s rivers knows, you have to celebrate the small victories. Today we are celebrating the Delaware River because we are one step closer to increasing vital protections for this… 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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Protect the Delaware River on International Rivers Day! All across the world today, communities are coming together and speaking out for better protections of our waterways. Currently, America’s Most Endangered River® of 2010, the Delaware … Read more »
Tell the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to put a complete moratorium on fracking until we can better protect our clean water. In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke extensively about the importance of domestic en… Read more »
——————————-Tell the Virginia legislature to Keep the Ban to keep uranium out of the Roanoke River. Earlier this year, American Rivers listed the Roanoke River as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® because it was threaten… Read more »
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 »
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 »