Vernal Pool | Nicholas Tonelli April showers bring May flowers – and vernal pools, if you live in California or Southern Oregon. Vernal pools are seasonal depressional wetlands that fill up with rainwater during winter and spring, but may be dry for part of the year. They are typically found on the West Coast, especially… Read more »
Algal Bloom in Lake Erie About 2 months ago, my colleague Katie Rousseau posted a blog on the drinking water ban in Toledo and what caused it. Unsafe levels of algae-specific toxins got into the drinking water supply, and people were dependent on water being shipped in from other areas. It still is a very… Read more »
Today we highlight another of the new Wild and Scenic Rivers that were designated recently by Congress. The Missisquoi and Trout Rivers became the first Wild and Scenic Rivers in Vermont. These are another example of the Partnership Rivers model, a collaboration between local communities and the National Park Service to protect and mange Wild… Read more »
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s proposed rule, the Stream Protection Rule, will help to protect waterways from the adverse impacts of coal mining.
A potential new poisonous sulfide mine in the headwaters of the St. Louis River in Minnesota could affect the drinking water supply for thousands of Great Lakes residents.
Behind all of the talking points about clean and green energy, the truth is that the hydropower industry’s so-called “Unlock Hydro” bill is an attack on healthy rivers and your rights.
Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will create jobs, put our nation on the path to economic growth, and transform the way we manage clean water and rivers. American Rivers praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and… Read more »
Toledo, OH — For the second time this year, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan residents have the opportunity to save money and water by purchasing discounted rain barrels, thanks to a partnership between American Rivers, the Toledo Stormwater Program and The New England Rain Barrel Company. Rain barrels are available at the discounted price of… Read more »
Washington, DC — River advocates from 25 states will join American Rivers tomorrow on Capitol Hill to send a strong message to Congress about the importance of healthy rivers to communities, and the need to strengthen and pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) sponsored by Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed… Read more »
(Portland) – American Rivers highlighted a report released today by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Protection Program as proof that Coast Range communities need healthy forests if they want clean drinking water. The report entitled “Turbidity Analysis for Oregon Public Drinking Water Systems: Water Quality in Coast Range Drinking Water Source Areas”… Read more »