American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation are sparking a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy Colorado River. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver to Los Angeles began screening a Spanish-language… Read more »
I often say that, while those who want to harm, destroy, exploit, or otherwise permanently alter our amazing natural landscapes have the ability to lose fight after fight to get what they want, conservationists and those who want to protect our natural heritage can only afford to lose once – as once we lose, what… Read more »
The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic landscapes on the planet. But this natural masterpiece of the Colorado River faces a battery of threats. Unless the Department of the Interior acts to stop these threats, one of our nation’s greatest natural treasures will be scarred forever. Help protect it: http://www.americanrivers.org/grandcanyon
The General Mining Act of 1872 is an antiquated law governing mining on public lands. We need to protect special places that are threatened under this outdated rule.
Local resident, Judy Heilman, talks about why she loves living in the Chuitna River Basin, and how devastating it would be to be overrun by a massive coal mine.
Washington – Just over a month after American Rivers named the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the nation for 2013, representatives from the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, seven Colorado River basin states, and Ten Tribes Partnership are meeting today to discuss next steps for basin water supply. Matt Niemerski,… Read more »
Columbia, SC — Every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage foul America’s waters and threaten public health, but most people have no idea that these spills occur in their local rivers and streams. Last month, thanks to the advocacy of American Rivers and our partners, the South Carolina General Assembly… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Grand River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat natural gas drilling poses to clean water, recreation, and wildlife. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Jessie… Read more »
Nevada City, CA – Outdated dams are preventing salmon recovery on the only major river draining the Sierra Nevada that still has wild runs. This risk earned the Yuba a spot on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™– a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. Best loved for its popular hiking… Read more »
Georgia — Six months after American Rivers named the Flint River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2009, the river is more endangered than ever, thanks to a recent court decision ruling that Atlanta is not authorized by Congress to withdraw drinking water from nearby Lake Lanier. The Flint, one of Georgia’s treasures, could soon… Read more »