New Grant Program Helps Intermountain West Communities Connect to Rivers

Denver, CO – Today American Rivers announced the creation of a new grant program to benefit rivers and the communities served by them throughout the Intermountain West. The Connecting Communities to Rivers grant program will provide financial support for projects that connect communities in the Intermountain West to their rivers by improving family-friendly recreational opportunities… Read more »

Potomac Highlands Funded Projects

American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected seven recipients of $1,673,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Funding for these projects was made possible through a cooperative agreement between American Rivers and the EPA, which… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program River Grants

Restoring Rivers: Stream Barrier Removal Grants Since 2001, American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program have provided financial and technical assistance for river restoration projects benefiting diadromous fish species in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT), Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA), Northwest (ID, OR,… Read more »

Potomac Highlands Restoration – Grant Program

American Rivers – EPA Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program The Potomac Highlands region hosts some of most diverse and globally important resources on Earth, supporting more than 116 different fish species. But rivers and streams in the Highlands suffer from a long history of logging, mining, and dam construction. Between 2011 and 2015, American Rivers and… Read more »

Ushering in a new era of conservation

This article is a joint opinion piece co-authored by Tom Vilsack and Matt Rice. Tom Vilsack serves as the 30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Matt Rice is the director of the Colorado River Basin Program for American Rivers. This article was first published in the Sante Fe New Mexican. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack… Read more »

Will the mayors help or hurt the Mississippi River?

Mississippi River Press Conference | Olivia Dorothy Today, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative unveiled a new program: The Mississippi River Sustainable Development Fund to provide grants for startup costs for sustainable riverfront development. Funding for this grant program will be provided by partner city and corporate contributions. The mayors are right on track,… Read more »

Spring in Waynesboro, VA

Today we have a guest blog from Trafford McRae, Stormwater Program Manager at the City of Waynesboro Public Works. Trafford was the leader on a park-side river restoration project in western Virginia that American Rivers funded through our partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called the Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program. Students touring Waynesboro… Read more »