Making Progress Means Investing In Every Drop

Take Action to Protect theColorado River Tell Congress to make a plan to restore the flows on the Colorado River! Making progress means investing in every drop. Kudos to the City of San Diego who seems to be ready to rise to the challenge of restoring balance to its water usage and the realities of… Read more »

Knowing When To Say No

Take Action to Protect Bristol Bay Tell the EPA to prevent open-pit mining on Bristol Bay! American Rivers’ annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® often highlights special rivers in exceptional places where certain types of development will never be appropriate. We feel that it is the responsibility of decision-makers and the general public to… Read more »

Susquehanna Fish Diseased Yet The River Is Not ‘Impaired’

Wildlife depend on a healthy Susquehanna River for survival | © MissTessmacher The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pennsylvania’ Department of Protection (PA-DEP) list of impaired waterways [PDF] disappointing advocates for a healthy Susquehanna River. In August 2011, American Rivers joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission (Fish and… Read more »

A Miner’s Take on Mining the Boundary Waters

Today’s guest blog about the #6 Boundary Waters- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Bob Tammen, a retired miner living in Soudan, Minnesota.  Bob and his wife are regular paddlers of the South Kawishiwi River, where copper-nickel mines have been proposed. Take Action to Protect theBoundary Waters Urge President Obama,… Read more »

Protecting Special Places is Important for Local Businesses

Today’s guest blog about the #6 Boundary Waters- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Jane and Steve Koschak, owners of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. in Ely, Minnesota.  They discuss the impact that mining would have on their local business. Take Action to Protect theBoundary Waters Urge President Obama,… Read more »

Legal Victory for Clean Water Act Permitting

Runoff from a valley fill following mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky | Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices A Legal Victory to Stop Damaging Projects that Pollute Water and Threaten Health On Tuesday, the EPA won a legal victory for its ability to veto permits for projects with significant adverse impacts that discharge “dredge or fill materials,”… Read more »

Fishing on the Kootenai is Threatened by Coal Mining

Today’s guest blog about the #9 Kootenai River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Beckie Clarke, owner and operator of Fernie Fly Fishing, in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.  Beckie talks about the impacts to fishing caused by mines on the Elk River.  The Elk River joins the Kootenai River at… Read more »

One Drop: Why We Need Green Infrastructure

Many communities are embracing a new approach to managing runoff that focuses on capturing rainfall and preventing it from polluting surrounding waterways. By using green infrastructure techniques such as green roofs, rain gardens, tree planting, and permeable pavement, they are managing stormwater problems at a lower cost and realizing a wide range of other benefits… Read more »

Save the Solitude of Shepherd Bend

Today’s guest blog about the #7 Black Warrior River- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Nelson Brooke, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper.  The Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout the Black Warrior River watershed. Take Action to Protect… Read more »

Rough & Ready Creek is Too Special to Ruin

Today’s guest blog about the #8 Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Barbara Ullian, a dedicated local resident, member of Friends of the Kalmiopsis, and manager of roughandreadycreek.org.  Take Action to Protect theRough & Ready Creek Urge President Obama to stop the threat of… Read more »