Did you know that your odds of getting sick after swimming at your favorite beach could be as high as 1 in 28? In December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its updated recommendations for recreational water quality. These recommendat… Read more »
Stacey provides support to government relations and conservation staff, specifically working towards federal clean water policy that promotes green infrastructure and reduces sewage spills and polluted stormwater runoff.
Stacey joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to this, she served as an intern with the Pew Environment Group where she worked on reforming salmon aquaculture standards and advocating for the protection of vulnerable Antarctic krill and tuna species. Stacey also worked with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council where she worked on stormwater management and green infrastructure projects in Philadelphia.
B.A. in Environmental Studies and Public Policy from Connecticut College in New London, CT.Schuylkill River
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On Tuesday, President Obama kept returning to the importance of investing in infrastructure and encouraging innovation throughout his State of the Union address. That’s a great idea. Infrastructure systems can encourage economic growth, connect c… Read more »
Tell the Obama Administration that it’s time to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act to restore protections to small streams and wetlands and safeguard our clean water. With the start of the new year, it’s time for the Obama Administrat… Read more »
Cuyahoga River | Wikimedia Commons In the spring, the Obama Administration released a national Clean Water Framework to demonstrate its commitment to safeguarding our nation’s rivers, lakes, and streams for clean water and public health. To solid… Read more »
Your right to clean water is under assault in Congress. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Dean Heller (R-NV) have proposed an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 2354) that would effectively limit the protection of t… Read more »
Especially in the fall, one of my favorite weekend activities is to take a hike around Great Falls National Park along the Potomac River. The rushing water always reminds me how close we are to nature, even here in Washington, DC. Even though the… Read more »
Failed dam on the Green River in Massachusetts shows the river flowing around the spillway and through the retaining wall breach. On Tuesday, American Rivers hosted a Congressional briefing with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the… Read more »
Coal Ash spill in Kingston, TN Credit: United Mountain Defense What material when it spills into local waterways can cause arsenic levels to spike to as much as 300 times the legal limit for drinking water, contains mercury, chromium, and dioxins among… Read more »
Representative Slaughter Introduces Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act A few summers ago, I spent a day paddling down the Schuylkill River. Not along the scenic headwaters, as you might imagine, but right in downtown Philadelphia. There’s nothing qui… Read more »
Residents along the Long Island Sound don’t just have to worry about possible beach closures this summer. Due to heavy rainfall over the last few days, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a temporary closure for shell… Read more »