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
Kalmiopsis Country out in Oregon and California contains wild rivers that are threatened by mining. Zach Collier, a local outfitter, talks about why he loves this important place.
The Colorado Water Plan, delivered to Governor Hickenlooper in November 2015, will guide how Colorado will manage water, protect rivers, and sustain agriculture through 2050 while confronting climate change and a growing population.
Guest post by Jim McClellan is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Alum Bluff along Apalachicola River | Georgia Ackerman There’s a stand of willows at the south end of Iamonia Lake, an oxbow off the Apalachicola River. The willows are right in the middle of the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
American Rivers calls for water management overhaul, supports disaster relief on eve of Secretary Salazar’s visit to Fresno
Nevada City — American Rivers today called for fundamental changes to the way water is managed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin river system to improve conditions for farms, fisheries and the environment, on the eve of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s visit to drought-stricken Fresno. The nation’s leading river conservation organization also pledged to support disaster-relief efforts to… Read more »
Washington— Six months after American Rivers named the Wild and Scenic Beaver Creek one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM, there have been some recent successes, though the fight for its protection is not over. An oil and gas development scheme on Beaver Creek, a Yukon River tributary, threatens clean water, wild salmon, recreation, Alaska Native… Read more »