Dirty Politics Spilling into Your Clean Water

Tell your Senator to reject amendments that cut protection to our clean water. Even as we’re set to celebrate clean water in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, clean water is under attack. This week, Senator Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Heller (R-NV) plan to offer an amendment to the Energy and… Read more »

Explore the America’s Rivers through “River Stories”

See The Stories Take a virtual tour down America’s rivers! Ever wonder what it’s like to travel down some of America’s most scenic rivers? American Rivers, the National Park Service, and local conservation and recreation groups across the country have teamed up to create, “River Stories.” Powered by National Geographic Maps GeoStories, “River Stories” uses… Read more »

Giving Thanks – for Fresh Food and Clean Water

The holidays are a good time to pause to consider all the things for which we’re thankful. For me, all of the people in my life who keep me laughing and inspired, for family, and for good food (my husband made three different pies this year!) and access to clean and safe water. But, not… Read more »

Green Infrastructure – It’s not just for environmentalists anymore

Lately I’ve been working with a lot of groups in the green infrastructure community of practice. Basically organizations or companies that are directly involved in the implementation of green roofs, urban trees, permeable pavement and the like. So you can imagine how pleased I was to see that American Rivers was featured in Greenroofs.com week in… Read more »

House May Correct Bad Policies of the Past with Oil Spill Legislation

The Gulf oil spill brought to light the impact that disasters like this have on the lands and waters that belong to all Americans. We rely on the government to make sure the oil and gas companies are acting responsibly because when things go wrong our communities and ecosystems both suffer. Without stronger oversight and… Read more »

Join Our Social Media Push for Clean Water Today!

Your right to clean water is under assault in Congress. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Dean Heller (R-NV) have proposed an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 2354) that would effectively limit the protection of the Clean Water Act regarding  small streams and wetlands across the country-the very streams and wetlands… Read more »

New River Ambassador Program for River Businesses!

What’s better than floating lazily down the river on a summer afternoon? Or battling the rapids as you paddle down the river?  Or dropping a line in your favorite stream as the sun is coming up?  River-related businesses help make all of these experiences possible. They are also some of the best advocates for clean,… Read more »

Policy Reforms That Save Money and Prepare Communities for Climate Change

Weathering Change The recent Mississippi River floods have shown us how profoundly vulnerable we are to extreme weather. The record rains have drowned crops, inundated homes, and ground economic activity to a halt in many places. They’ve created agonizing choices that involve choosing which homes will be ruined and which will be saved. This is… Read more »

Rain Garden Tips: Soil

Last week I wrote a brief intro for my blog post on testing your soil, and below is the video I promised. You’ll see why I wanted you all to get some supplies. A couple things I forgot to mention in the video: Even if your soils don’t drain well, and replacing your soils with… Read more »