Guest blog post by Jessie Allen, American Rivers’ volunteer NC Research Associate Green infrastructure practices are gaining popularity as more cities and towns begin to look for innovative ways to effectively manage stormwater. The benefits of green i… Read more »
Peter leads American Rivers’ work in North Carolina focusing on state level policy. Some of the biggest natural challenges facing the state in the coming decades will be in the areas of water quality and quantity. His work advocates for more natural solutions to manage polluted stormwater run-off and using the limited clean water available in the state in the most efficient way practicable. Additionally, he leads American River’s federal budget work in Washington D.C., advocating for adequate federal investment in our river resources.
Peter joined American Rivers in September 2001. He started as the River Restoration Finance Associate, developing and coordinating American River’s river restoration granting program. In 2002, he took on responsibilities for coordinating and advocating for American Rivers federal appropriations priorities. In 2004, he was chosen as one of the chairs of the environmental community’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.
Previously, he worked for River Network in Washington, D.C. focusing on organizational development and policy coordination of watershed groups throughout the country. Peter also brings with him experience as a staffer in the U.S. Senate, organizing experience with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and experience as a Democratic Committeeman for the Democratic Party of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
B.A. in American Government and Environmental Studies specializing in watershed protection from Franklin and Marshall CollegeThe Mississippi River, near the mouth of the river
Blog Posts By This Author
North Carolina has a stormwater problem. It is a great place to live and because of that a lot of people have moved here creating a lot of development. That development happened with very little regard for water quality. Many of the rivers are polluted… Read more »
This fall I was committed to renovating my old 1980’s style bathroom. Now that it is done my wife and I disagree a bit about what the coolest feature of the new bathroom is, she likes the claw foot bathtub, but I am excited about the toilet. Yeah… Read more »
Where does our water come from? And how did it get there? For some folks the answer is the grocery store (and Fiji) but for most of us the answer is that it flows out of the tap when we turn it on. Though the reality is that the water does not just mag… Read more »
With almost no fanfare at all the City of Raleigh Public Utility Department announced that the proposed Little River Reservoir would be delayed for at least two years. This delay does not rescue the Little River from the ranks of America’s Most… Read more »
Late last week Governor Bev Perdue signed House Bill 1743- River Basin Modeling into state law in North Carolina. This is a critical step forward in determining how we manage water here in NC. The bill requires that the Department of Environment and… Read more »
I’ve been engaged over the past six months on the rules proposed for cleaning of a water supply for almost a million North Carolinians – Falls Lake. It is the source of clean drinking water for the city of Raleigh and some of the surrounding tow… Read more »