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)
Tell Congress: Don’t weaken the Clean Water Act The chemical spill in West Virginia underscores the need for our clean water laws to be strong and better enforced. Ask Congress to stand up for federal laws like the Clean Water Act that protect clean wa… Read more »
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 »
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 »