Make your voice heard and let the EPA and the Army Corps know that you support improvements to better protect clean water. If you answered yes, you’re in good company. In fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that more than 33 million people went fishing in 2011, taking 455 million fishing trips and… Read more »
Bermudian Creek, PA | Liz Deardorff My vision of breaking a snowy cross-country trail through a West Virginia wilderness was dismissed by unseasonably balmy weather, so Christmas morning my husband and I sought the wonder of the holiday through the eyes of our three year old granddaughter — just the inspiration we needed to lift… Read more »
Update Saturday, May 16: The U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed two measures that aim to stop the finalization of the Clean Water Rule. They have included a rider in their Energy and Water Budget that would prohibit the Army Corps from using its appropriated money to work on the Clean Water Rule. They… Read more »
I was standing along my local river the other day, under a blue sky with a gentle breeze slipping by. Soft sunlight from above reflected off the nearby cliffs and a muted silence surrounded my thoughts – rare for a beautiful Sunday morning in August. Normally there would be kayakers surfing the wave at Smelter,… Read more »
The Holston Army Ammunitions Plant has been releasing a toxic chemical into the waters of the Holston River for some time. Now, they will be required to clean up the pollution according to a recent consent decree.
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and the Arkansas River proudly celebrate 25 years of river cleanup!
Birmingham, Ala. —Pollution caused by coal mining near the Black Warrior River has landed the river on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers. The Black Warrior River and its tributaries are a major drinking water source for Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman and Tuscaloosa. The… Read more »
Click here to read the Maryland Stormwater Consortium’s letter of recommendations to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Maryland — As the State of Maryland considers how to reduce stormwater pollution from roads, lawns and parking lots, American Rivers and the Maryland Stormwater Consortium today announced three critical steps the state must take to protect clean water…. Read more »
American Rivers Calls on Georgia to Invest Stimulus Dollars Wisely to Protect Clean Water, Public Health
(Washington, DC) – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has provided Georgia with an extraordinary opportunity to invest in clean water, public health, and improved water supplies, while creating good jobs. $24 million in dedicated funding for green infrastructure, water, and energy efficiency projects is now available in Georgia, and American Rivers called… Read more »
Washington, DC — American Rivers today applauded Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for introducing legislation that establishes a Water Trust Fund to invest in fixing the nation’s outdated drinking water and sewage treatment systems. The bipartisan legislation, the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 3202), establishes a $10 billion annual fund for repairing America’s aging pipes… Read more »