Peter works with community organizations and corporate partners to keep our rivers clean and build river stewards out of river cleanup volunteers.
Peter joined American Rivers in 2013. Before coming to American Rivers Peter was the Field Organizer in the Strong Homes Program at the non-profit organization Groundswell. Peter’s work at Groundswell was focused on working with community organizations and local business owners to make residential energy efficiency projects more affordable for homeowners. Prior to that Peter worked with several non-profits in Washington, DC where he advocated for energy policy that was based on science and addressed the threats of climate change.
Peter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies.Nantahala River in North Carolina
Blog Posts By This Author
On a windy Earth Day morning I arrived in Madison, Virginia to attend Plow & Hearth’s Earth Day Celebration. I had the pleasure to join a group of local, sustainable businesses who were tabling at the event. My favorite aspect of this Earth Day ev… Read more »
Volunteers work together to plant trees and shrubs along the bank of Bennett’s Creek | Liz DohrmanStacks of muddy tires, bags bursting with plastic bottles, and an assortment of rusted out shopping carts and bike frames are what we typically have to sh… Read more »
Lisa Cochran, Cincinnati OH, Ohio River Sweep | Jerry Schulte Let’s give a big round of applause from our computer screens to Lisa Cochran, everyone who pitched in to help plan, and all of those who volunteered at the 2014 Ohio River Sweep for winning… Read more »
Here’s the 2013 Photo Contest Winning Photo! Who will win in 2014? | Susan Simonson, Antietam Creek Rubbish Roundup, MDNational River Cleanup is excited to announce our Top Ten Photo Contest Finalists for 2014! Over the past year you and your fellow v… Read more »
Volunteers with Cox Conserves had a fun day cleaning up the St. Johns River! | JRB Studios, LLCAs cleanup planning is picking up in the New Year there are many groups across the country looking forward to turning their inaugural river cleanup into a re… Read more »
Today’s post is a guest blog written by Dan Meyer, organizer of the Pike River Revival Cleanup. Dan Meyer pulls an old bike frame from the waters of the Pike River As an avid paddler and nature lover, I had grown up walking along the banks of the Pike…. Read more »
Winter is just around the corner here in Washington D.C. Temperatures are dropping, we had our first snow, and every day my fellow bike commuters are bundling up even more. On these cold mornings I like to think back to warmer months out on the water… Read more »
Volunteers posed for a group shot along the Wekiva River before heading out to cleanup! | Ellen Westpfahl River cleanups are hard work. Volunteers walk long distances picking up and carrying all sorts of trash. They hack through brush and thorny bushe… Read more »
Volunteers cleaned up 500 tires from the Merrimack River! | Clean River Project We arrived early to the volunteer check-in site on the morning of our cleanup. With plenty of time to set-up before volunteers were expected to arrive I took a seat on a be… Read more »