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 »
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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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 »
Summer is a great time for river adventures. Floating down a Wild and Scenic River in areas where few people ever go is a thrilling endeavor. In 2010, we listed the Wild and Scenic Chetco River in Oregon as one of America’s Most Endangered River… Read more »
American Rivers has had some great partners for our America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ program this year. Our listings can help shake things up and garner attention for rivers that people across the country may never otherwise hear about. A… Read more »
Actually, I know that many of you do care about the Susquehanna River because you showed us your support when we named it America’s Most Endangered River of 2011. You’ll recall that the Susquehanna earned this unfortunate distinction due to… Read more »
On July 26, the Wall Street Journal issued an editorial entitled “A Tale of Two Shale States.” I disagree with the editors on this issue, and this is why: Fat pockets are useless if you die of thirst. The commentary presented in “A T… Read more »
Well, it’s official. You better not frack with New Jersey. I already knew this of course, being from the notorious state. But now it’s on the books. Now you probably want to know the whole story, so you are in-the-know as you trek up the… Read more »
On our 2011 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™, we highlighted many types of mining, from uranium to copper and gold to coal. It is no secret that extractive industries tend to be hard on the environment. When we listed our #1 Most… Read more »
It has been an exciting couple of weeks since the release of our 2011 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™! Things seem to be looking up for the Chicago and Roanoke Rivers. While both rivers still have a ways to go, I wanted to share… Read more »
We have had so much excitement with the release of America’s Most Endangered River of 2011 that it seems like forever since we released America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2010! We can’t forget our 2010 rivers though, and the Upper Colorado n… Read more »