The Important Places by Forest Woodward & Brendan Leonard Short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The film explores the growth of these two men, through different stages of their lives, and how the thread woven between them, the Colorado River, brought them back… Read more »
American Rivers is now accepting nominations for our 2016 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
There are plenty of examples of modern mining operations gone bad in Montana. In most of these cases, taxpayers end up paying millions in cleanup. Once the Smith River is lost, it can never be won back.
Guest post by Robin Singletary is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Flint River, GA – Fall Colors Living on the banks of the Flint River in southwest Georgia, and being able to enjoy the Flint as I have my entire life, reading that announcement was heartbreaking. I… Read more »
Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Wisconsin’s Little Plover River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on excessive groundwater withdrawals by irrigation, municipalities, and industrial wells that threaten river health, wildlife, and fishing. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing… Read more »
Future of Minnesota River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance
Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Minnesota River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, decision makers have yet to kill a misguided proposal for a coal power plant that would require massive amounts of water to operate. The proposed Big Stone II (BSII) project would suck 20 percent of the… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. American Rivers named the Potomac River, known as ‘the nation’s river’ as it flows through the capital,… Read more »
Missouri — The clean water and unique recreation experiences prized by paddlers and anglers on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is being destroyed by pollution, erosion, and poor management. This threat landed the Ozark Riverways on the annual list America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. Beloved for… Read more »
Washington, DC — New water diversion projects could sap the life from the Upper Colorado, threatening prized trout fisheries, boating, and the long-term sustainable water supply for the region. This threat landed the Upper Colorado in the number six spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2010 edition, produced by American Rivers. “The key to a reliable… Read more »
Maryland — Six months after American Rivers named Mattawoman Creek one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM for 2009, the future of the river’s protection from overdevelopment pressures still hangs in the balance. The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are still considering applications for key permits needed for… Read more »