On Tuesday, American Rivers listed the Susquehanna River as America’s Most Endangered River because we are concerned about the threat of natural gas development in the watershed. Why are we concerned? Because drilling permits are being issued like gang… 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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Yesterday, American Rivers had a tremendous release of our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011. The stories are rolling in, and we are very excited about the interest that has been shown in this year’s rivers. I wanted to sha… Read more »
Today, American Rivers named the Susquehanna River the Most Endangered River in America. This action by Pennsylvania DEP demonstrates why it is critical for the state to announce a moratorium on fracking until the proper safeguards can be put in place… Read more »
Presenting our much awaited…yearly exposé of rivers on the brink… America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2011! We have a crucial list of rivers compiled for this year, with threats ranging from natural gas development to flooding to… Read more »
Over the years, one of the recurring visitors to our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® is the Rio Grande River on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.The Rio Grande appeared on the list in 1993, 1994, 2000, and 2003. Over the years, the chal… Read more »
The fight continues for America’s Most Endangered River of 2010, the Upper Delaware. Yesterday, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on a water withdrawal permit for fracking in the Marcellus Shale…. Read more »
America’s Most Endangered River of 2010, the Upper Delaware, continues to face significant challenges as natural gas development ramps up in the Marcellus Shale. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) plans to vote on a water withdrawal appl… Read more »
It is good to see that the State of Maryland is not taking lightly the contamination of their waters by natural gas activities. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has sent a letter to Chesapeake Energy notifying them of the State’s inte… Read more »
Guess what? One of the most popular search terms on Yahoo recently was… FRACKING! Fracking is all the buzz lately. Unfortunately, this is one hat that is not going to sell out any time soon. Recently, Time magazine hopped on the scoop with an ar… Read more »
The buzz over natural gas continued on Tuesday as the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act was re-introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “There is a growing discrepancy between the natural gas indu… Read more »