Speak up to protect the Ohio River from mercury and other toxic chemical discharges by emailing ORSANCO now! The Ohio River Basin Commission (ORSANCO) is proposing to extend a deadline two years for polluters to comply with rules to eliminate discharge… Read more »
Liz works with local and state decisionmakers who have water resource management responsibilities. Her work enables funding and encourages low impact development and green infrastructure practices that sustain communities.
Liz joined American Rivers’ Clean Water Program for Pennsylvania in August of 2007. For five years prior she worked in West Virginia advocating for clean water policies and enabling watershed groups to protect rivers serving their communities. For nearly 15 years, Liz developed Geographic Information System capacity in Virginia for resource managers and planners protecting watersheds. In addition, Liz has interlaced her 30 years of whitewater experience working in the outdoor industry and volunteering to secure sound river management, recreational access and flows, and ensuring boater safety.
B.A. in Geography from Mary Washington University, and Graduate Studies in Geography at Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech)A long list of Appalachian streams
Blog Posts By This Author
This blog post was written jointly between Liz G. Deardorff and American Rivers’ conservation intern Molly Armus Public-private partnerships have proven to be great ways to implement innovative green infrastructure techniques, such as “Adapt-a-Bioswale… Read more »
Fish kill on the Choptank River in Maryland, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay | © eutrophication&hypoxia Here on the east coast we’re in the midst of a heat wave and some of our major waterways are unsafe for a cool swim. At Jones Falls in Baltimo… Read more »
Combined sewage overflows (CSO) in West Haven, CT | © Christopher Zurcher Pennsylvania municipalities will have a new tool in their stormwater management toolbox—one that significantly hinges regulatory hammers, best management practice levers an… Read more »
Wildlife depend on a healthy Susquehanna River for survival | © MissTessmacher The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pennsylvania’ Department of Protection (PA-DEP) list of impaired waterways [PDF] disappointing advocates fo… Read more »
Smallmouth bass | Duane Raver, USFWS American Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have submitted a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III (EPA) regional administrator, Shawn Garvin requesting amendment to the Pennsylvania De… Read more »
Youghiogheny River, MD | Jeff Macklin I started whitewater canoeing 35 years ago. I’ve paddled hundreds of rivers over thousands of trips. I can only recall abandoning a planned trip for two reasons, OK three— once I had to carry my boat ou… Read more »
Susquehanna River, PA | Jayme Frye Green infrastructure investments are one of the few spotlights in the State of the Bay report released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for the New Year. Promotion and support of green infrastructure solutions f… Read more »
My office sits near the bank of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, so it was a treat to leave the office several days ago to travel downstream to where this 464 mile long river flows into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Maryland. I wa… Read more »