Remembering Former Congressman James Oberstar’s Clean Water Legacy

Representative Oberstar | © House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats One of the original architects of the Clean Water Act and a clean water champion throughout his life, Mr. James L. Oberstar passed away May 3, 2014. Minnesota’s longest-serving House member, Congressman James Oberstar was first elected to Congress in 1974 and served… Read more »

Can Carolina Bays Make the Cut?

Lake Waccamaw Carolina bay | Yawper Despite their name, Carolina bays are different than estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay or Bristol Bay in Alaska. Perhaps more familiar to many of us, places like the Chesapeake Bay refer to the area where a freshwater river or stream meets the ocean. Carolina bays, on the other… Read more »

Anglers Fund Conservation Update Part 5 – Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

Welcome to the fifth and last part of the Anglers Fund conservation update, which summarizes our recent successes to protect and restore important fish habitat. The theme for this report is “healthy fish need healthy rivers”. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing how our work has a positive impact on fisheries. This week is the Mid-Atlantic… Read more »

Fighting Erosion from Forest Roads

The forested Yuba River watershed in the Sierra Nevada | Gary Reedy Picture a tranquil dirt road through the forest, sloping downhill until it crosses a dry stream bed and winds away through the trees on the other side. There’s a good chance that the next time it rains, that road won’t be quite so… Read more »

Urban Farms: Providing Food and Protecting Watersheds

Real Food Farm’s Perlman Place Site in Baltimore, MD | Civic Works’ Real Food Farm What if there was a way to reduce stormwater runoff as well as provide access to healthy food in low income urban areas?  What if this practice was being done in cities across the Nation? Farms are not just for… Read more »

The Hydrologic Regimes They Are A-Changin’

This is the second blog in a series that describes ongoing strategies and activities undertaken by members of the Upper Flint River Working Group. Part Two describes lessons learned from a recent workshop hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society on climate change adaptation and building a ‘climate informed’ conservation project.

On Tap: Your Clean Water

Flint River in Flint, Michigan President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan on May 4 to meet with residents and witness the city’s efforts to recover from lead-contaminated drinking water supplies. The health crisis in Flint has raised concerns about drinking water safety nationwide. We interviewed Jenny Hoffner, Vice President for Conservation Strategies at American Rivers, about… Read more »

Go Green This Spring: Save Water, Save Money, and Prevent Pollution

Toledo, OH — For the first 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, the Rain Garden Initiative of Toledo Lucas County and The New England Rain Barrel Company. Rain… Read more »

Economic Stimulus Bill Should Include Critical Clean Water Investments

Read our testimony at www.AmericanRivers.org/EconomicStimulusTestimony Washington, DC — Investments in the nation’s clean water infrastructure should be a key part of any economic stimulus bill, American Rivers said today in testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. American Rivers called on Congress to appropriate at least 16 percent of clean water and drinking water… Read more »