The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is part of an effort to restore the more than 350,000 acres of tidal wetland in the Delta Region that have been lost to agricultural reclamation over the last 150 years. The project is the first large-scale tidal wetland restoration effort in the Delta and represents an important… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2014: Middle Mississippi River Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky Threat: Outdated flood management At risk: Habitat and public safety Middle Mississippi River, MO, IL, KY | © Ted Heisel The Mississippi River’s ability to spread out into its floodplain is important for fish and wildlife and for protecting downstream communities from floodwaters…. Read more »
The PA Senate is scheduled to vote on HB1565 that would undermine rules for forested riparian buffers to protect streams. Buffers are valuable to clean water, habitats and communities; current regulations are critical to restoring and protecting PA Special Protection Waters.
Join American Rivers and NRS for a happy hour celebration at the Outdoor Retailer show to catch a screening of new film The Important Places and participate in a fun raffle!
Washington DC– As National Flood Safety Awareness Week kicks off today, American Rivers called on recipients of federal stimulus funding to eliminate a serious flood risk to many communities across the country – unsafe dams. Communities and the environment benefit from the removal of unsafe and obsolete dams. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes… Read more »
New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change
Washington, D.C. – With floodwaters still threatening Mississippi River communities, American Rivers today released a report detailing the policy changes needed to protect communities from floods and other effects of climate change. The report recommends common sense changes to 10 areas of federal policy to better prepare communities for the effects of climate change and… Read more »
American Rivers’ Sierra Nevada meadow assessment and restoration work was featured at the 96th annual Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) national meeting held this year in Austin, Texas. More than 4,000 people gathered at the conference to share strategies to promote “Earth Stewardship: Preserving and enhancing earth’s life-support systems”. Symposia centered on climate change, loss… Read more »
Take Action to Keep Communities Safefrom Floods Call your Senators today and askthem to pass theFlood Insurance Modernizationand Reform Act. Keep communities safe from floods. Call your Senators today: ask them to pass The Flood Insurance Modernization and Reform Act. At American Rivers we are constantly talking about how climate change will lead to more… Read more »
Over the past week Mother Nature has done a fine job of reminding those of us on the East Coast that she’s the one that’s really in charge. Between the earthquake that shocked us all, and Hurricane Irene still wreaking havoc as it moves up the east coast, we’re reminded that as much as we… Read more »
Today kicks off National Flood Safety Awareness Week, and as I grabbed my umbrella for the fourth day in a row, I couldn’t help but think that mother nature was really trying to hammer this point home. Spring not only means more hours of sunlight and new buds on the trees. It also means the… Read more »