Out on the River – Work or Play?

Upper Colorado | Jamie Mierau During my first week as the Eagle River Blue Trail Coordinator with American Rivers I was fortunate to float with my colleagues on the upper Colorado River from Rancho Del Rio to the new boat ramp at Catamount Bridge.  Floating a stretch of the Upper Colorado for the first time… Read more »

Wave of Public Support for Protecting the Grand Canyon

The New York Times is running this story by Adam Nagourney today, highlighting significant threats facing the Grand Canyon, one of our country’s greatest national treasures. The story examines the Escalade tram development that could carry as many as 10,000 visitors a day from the canyon rim down to the confluence of the Colorado and… Read more »

Chuitna River

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 6. Chuitna River Location: Alaska The Chuitna River is threatened by a proposed mine that, if approved, would be one of our nation’s largest open-pit coal mines and would destroy 30 square miles of irreplaceable wild river habitat. Chuitna River | Sam Weis The Chuitna River supports Alaskan Native… Read more »

Harpeth River

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 9. Harpeth River Location: Tennessee Sewage pollution and water withdrawals are putting clean water, fish and wildlife, and recreation at risk. Credit: Tom Frundle The Harpeth River in Tennessee is too small during the low flow summer season to be a reliable source of drinking water to the City… Read more »

Voices for the Grand Canyon

This is a guest post by Neil Wagner, a relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The English novelist J.B. Priestly said of the Grand Canyon that “there is of course, no sense at all in trying to describe the Grand Canyon. Those who have not seen it will not believe any possible description. Those… Read more »

Yo Soy Rojo El Rio Colorado

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver to Los Angeles will begin screening a Spanish-language version of the award-winning film, “I Am Red” as part of their discussions about protecting God’s creation, the importance of the Colorado River and its tributaries, and the need for conservation. Check out the English version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYcC7jEe44

Niobrara River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Niobrara River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on dam-related sediment buildup and flooding that threaten communities, recreation, and critical wildlife habitat. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,”… Read more »

Corps of Engineers Deflates Proposed Dam on the Susquehanna River

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The Susquehanna River, which was named by American Rivers as the Most Endangered River in America in 2005, will remain free-flowing thanks to the denial of a federal permit to construct an inflatable dam on the river. The Army Corps of Engineers determined that the dam would cause unacceptable impacts to the… Read more »

Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on two boondoggle dam and reservoir proposals that are far too expensive and would harm water supplies, clean water, recreation opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to… Read more »

Roanoke River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Virginia – Lifting a state-wide ban on uranium mining would threaten the Roanoke River and other rivers as well as drinking water supplies in the region with radioactive pollution and toxic chemicals, American Rivers said today.  The threat from a proposed uranium mine in the Roanoke basin earned the river a spot on the organization’s… Read more »