Whooosh! Do you think that your favorite local river is flowing as free as can be? Sorry to be the bearer of bad river news, but it probably is not, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Apparently 86% of rivers and streams that were asses… 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
Blog Posts By This Author
Sometimes we hope for bad news, in the anticipation that it will highlight a problem, increase awareness, and turn it into good news down the line. I find myself celebrating such a paradox today, as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protect… Read more »
Are people concerned about potential impacts of natural gas development on their water? Yes they are. The nonprofit Civil Society Institute has released results from a new survey about people’s opinions on natural gas development. This is the… Read more »
We have had some great news recently on one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2009, Laurel Hill Creek! In this listing, we asked that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) designate Laurel Hill Creek as a Crit… Read more »
Halliburton — a company famous for its ties to our previous Vice President, Dick Cheney, and now its infamous “Halliburton loophole” in the Safe Drinking Water Act. I expect in the past couple of weeks you have heard Halliburton tied to t… Read more »
I am happy to note that the New York State Senate voted last week to protect New York’s drinking water by passing legislation (S.8129B, sponsored by Sen. Antoine Thompson (D-Buffalo)), that will enact a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural ga… Read more »
You never know what is going to happen next in the Marcellus Shale! You may recall that we listed the Upper Delaware and Monongahela Rivers on our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ this year, due to the threat of natural gas extrac… Read more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting four public information meetings on the proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and its potential impacts on drinking water. Hydraulic fracturing is a process that helps… Read more »
We have had some good news on our #1 Most Endangered River, the Upper Delaware! Our call to action was that the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) issue a moratorium on all drilling for natural gas until they complete a thorough environmental imp… Read more »