As a national leader on dam removal, American Rivers strives to provide resources to the public to help inspire, educate, and ultimately increase the comfort level of groups working on-the-ground that would like to get involved in opening up rivers acr… 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
Today we have a guest blog from Trafford McRae, Stormwater Program Manager at the City of Waynesboro Public Works. Trafford was the leader on a park-side river restoration project in western Virginia that American Rivers funded through our partnership… Read more »
Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands: Island Ford Farm, VA | Emily WarnerSince 2011, American Rivers has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program (PHIGP). The PHIGP awarded… Read more »
Heron on the Haw River | Haw River AssemblyAs 2015 continues to fly by, we are rapidly approaching the release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015. On Tuesday, April 7, you will get to find out if your favorite river is troubled by new dams, o… Read more »
Bloede Dam | USFWS Our work to remove dams and restore rivers often hinges on more than a single issue. Nowhere is this truer than our efforts to remove the Bloede Dam on the Patapsco River in Maryland. While the primary driver for this restoration eff… Read more »
American Rivers and our partners have been making progress on some of the past participants on our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. We provide updates on some of those rivers, and an opportunity to take action to save Bristol Bay once and for all.
The Black Warrior River — listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® in 2013 and 2011— is the subject of our guest blog today from Charles Scribner, Executive Director of the Black Warrior Riverkeeper. The Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a citizen… Read more »
In April, American Rivers released our annual report on America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, drawing attention to significant threats facing our rivers. We have been working hard in recent months to encourage progress on these critical issues, and some h… Read more »
Simkins DamIn an ideal world, we would have the resources to monitor changes in rivers and streams after many of our restoration projects. Monitoring helps us evaluate the river’s recovery following a major change, like the removal of a dam. Unfortunat… Read more »
Bloede Dam | Latrent Smith If you’ve been following our blog for the past couple of months, you have learned that dam removals can take time to complete. It can entail dozens of moving parts (and partners) and several steps to reach the finish line. Fo… Read more »