Just a few months ago the Susquehanna and Delaware basins in Pennsylvania were sustaining the worst flooding since record-breaking Hurricane Agnes hit in ’72. Today, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Patriot News reports that the Susquehanna i… 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
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson was in Philadelphia to endorse the city’s long-term plan to address sewer overflows from the city’s water management system. The plan, “Green City, Clean Water,” pr… Read more »
Budget trimming in states across the nation have cut deeply into environmental agencies and the programs they manage. A survey of 24 states by the Environmental Council of States reports an average budget reduction to environmental agencies of $12 mill… Read more »
It’s been a tough few weeks for clean water in Washington, DC. First, the dirty water bill passed out of the House and then the FY2012 Interior-EPA Appropriations bill was introduced with a slew of funding cuts to key clean water and drinking wat… Read more »
In my recent blog, I mentioned Philadelphia’s “Green City, Clean Water” plan “ to develop sustainable water management and minimize costs for water treatment caused in part by stormwater run-off from the city’s broad expan… Read more »
Today I want to give a shout out to the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that one of the many investments they have made in pursuit of “Green City Clean Water” is a bold outreach campaign. Rece… Read more »
Moutaintop removal mine permit revoked: Overdue success for one of American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers
Although West Virginia had been my home and playground since the late 1970’s, it wasn’t until 2002 that I first went into the deep hollows of the southern coalfield counties and heard first hand from residents whose homes were threatened by… Read more »
You can go a long way toward helping the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stand up for clean water in Appalachia. Rarely does such a seemingly innocuous piece of rulemaking play such a profound role on the environmental health of an area. You, the… Read more »
A proposal change to water quality standards for the Ohio River could result in eight states permitting the discharge of greater amounts of mercury into the river. Mercury earned the nickname “mad hatter” because hat makers exposed to the t… Read more »