Elwha and White Salmon River Restoration Projects Show Great Success

Washington, DC – One year since two of the nation’s most significant river restoration projects began, American Rivers is applauding the progress and significant economic, environmental, and social benefits that have already started to accrue.  The nation’s leading river conservation organization also warned against an extreme piece of legislation that would hurt river restoration efforts… Read more »

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2011′ Introduced to House and Senate

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for clean water and healthy rivers, today applauded Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) for introducing the ‘Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2011’ to the Senate and House, respectively. This… Read more »

American Rivers’ 21st century water solutions highlighted at Congressional hearing in Philadelphia

Philadelphia — Building on recent success securing an unprecedented $6 billion for clean water and green infrastructure in the federal economic recovery package, American Rivers testified today at a Congressional Field Hearing in Philadelphia to demonstrate how 21st century clean water solutions can benefit communities and local economies. The hearing, Vibrant Communities, Healthy Waters, and Job… Read more »

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011, coming May 17

America’s Most Endangered Rivers Sign up to be the first to learn about the 2011 America’s Most Endangered Rivers. * First Name: * Last Name: * Email: ZIP: Yes! I want to learn more about issues affecting our nation’s rivers. Spam Control Text: On May 17, American Rivers will release America’s Most Endangered Rivers of… Read more »

Celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers

Take Action to Keep Our Rivers Healthy Thank President Obama for recognizing the importance of healthy rivers to our communities by making rivers a priority in the federal budget. Today, March 14, marks the 15th year of celebration of the International Day of Action for Rivers. River activists around the world have planned more than… Read more »

Daily Show this Thurs: Can Jon Stewart make the water crisis funny?

        Tune in to The Daily Show this Thursday, July 16 to watch American Rivers science advisor Robert Glennon discuss America’s growing water crisis and his new book, Unquenchable.   From Island Press: Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical…. Read more »

Ensure Funding for Critical Conservation Programs: Call Your Senators Today!

Last week, the House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2012 Agricultural Appropriations spending bill with deep cuts to funding for conservation programs.  The $1 billion in cuts to conservation programs are in addition to the $500 million reduction passed just a few months ago in the Fiscal Year 2011 appropriations bill.  These dramatic cuts… Read more »

Fracking With Diesel

Take Action To Protect Rivers From Diesel ContaminationFrom Fracking Tell the EPA that you support restricting the use of diesel in fracking by July 9th! Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been developing permitting guidance for hydraulic fracturing operations using diesel. The guidance will be the first federal policy focused on protecting drinking… Read more »

Green Infrastructure to Alleviate Flooding

American Rivers recently completed retrofitting over 12 acres of impervious surface in the Wilson Park Creek Subwatershed. One of the projects was a 4,987 square foot roof at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee’s building at 4707 S. 13th St. which houses a school that serves grades 6th-12th. The gymnasium roof is overlooked by over 13… Read more »

High Demand for Innovative Water Infrastructure Investment: New Report Details Investment in Green Infrastructure and Water Efficiency

Since the stimulus bill passed almost two years ago, we’ve been closely watching spending of water infrastructure money, specifically the dedicated funding for green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmental innovation. Leading up to passage of the stimulus, American Rivers and our partners put together a national ready-to-go list of smart, green infrastructure projects that… Read more »