Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River, Virginia By the time you read this, work will be underway to remove the Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River. As the first obstruction on the river, the Harvell Dam has long been deemed the most critical fish passage… Read more »
Serena facilitates and manages river restoration activities in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, working with stakeholders to demonstrate how to enhance safety and quality of life by restoring the natural function of rivers. She also manages our federal grant programs with the NOAA Restoration Center and the EPA.
Serena joined American Rivers in 2001. Prior to that, she was an account executive with Porter Novelli, where she developed media and marketing strategies for a number of associations and issue-oriented campaigns. While at Porter Novelli, Serena also took a leave of absence and served as a political media consultant on the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign.
B.A. in Political Science from Angelo State UniversitySan Marcos River
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Many of us associate summer with deciding which of the latest beach reads we’ll indulge in or plotting our next outdoor adventure. However, at American Rivers, summer also means the official kickoff to dam removal construction season! Lower water level… Read more »
Stearns Dam, During Construction, Crooked River, OR | Denise Hoffert-Hay This blog is a part of our ongoing series this month on the Challenges of River Restoration. One of our goals at American Rivers is to make dam removal accessible— to make it some… Read more »
We talk quite a bit about “restoring fish passage” and “fish habitat” when we talk about restoration at American Rivers. However, beyond making the connection to the meditative joys of recreational angling or an elusive reference to a salmon steak, we… Read more »
DamNation continues to dazzle audiences with its sweeping vistas and the emotional way in which it blends the cultural and spiritual. The film explores the shift in attitude from a country built on dams—from the mill dam’s role in the industrial revolu… Read more »
On May 24, 2014, people around the world will gather to celebrate the inaugural World Fish Migration Day (WFMD). WFMD is a one-day global initiative to raise awareness on the importance migratory fish. Local events are being planned by dozens of organi… Read more »
Patapsco River, MD | © American Rivers Despite the lack of updates on the Patapsco River Restoration project, things have indeed been moving forward. Perhaps you heard about our successful grant application to NOAA for funds for the Bloede Dam rem… Read more »
While statewide training often exists for stream monitoring and assessment, American Rivers is one of the leading experts in managing and implementing stream barrier removal projects. Over the years, we have developed a series of workshops geared towar… Read more »
The Potomac Industrial Dam removal project serves as a model for collaboration between stakeholders | © American Rivers We’ve had a pretty good run these last couple of years when it comes to river restoration. As the freedom cry of salmon r… Read more »
Demolition of the Whittenton Dam on Mill River, MA | © Rachel Calabro Demolition of the Whittenton Dam began on July 19 with the sound of heavy machinery in the air as state Sen. Marc Pacheco manned an excavator kicking off the removal. A little m… Read more »