Ken Morrish shares some of his favorite images of the endangered Hunter Creek, Pistol Creek, and Smith River.
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.
Washington, DC –– American Rivers today applauded the United States Congress for passing H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill will create jobs, put our nation on the path to economic growth, and transform the way we manage clean water and rivers, bringing real health and quality of life benefits… Read more »
Read the report Washington, DC — Stormwater that dirty, oily runoff from streets and parking lots that contaminates local streams is a leading cause of water pollution in Ohio and around the country. Today, American Rivers and Midwest Environmental Advocates released a new report, “Local Water Policy Innovation: A Road Map for Community Based Stormwater Solutions”… Read more »
Washington, DC – In a significant boost to American Rivers’ work in the Great Lakes, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District recently awarded $3.7 million in green infrastructure grants to 14 groups, including American Rivers. The grants will support a range of green roof projects, from a small project in Mequon to a massive remake of… Read more »
Washington — The Obama Administration today rejected the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry oil 2,000 miles from Canada to Texas. The pipeline and its dirty oil would have put clean water sources at serious risk and exacerbated the harmful impacts of global climate change. The pipeline would have crossed major rivers, including the… Read more »
Washington, DC – This summer, more than 55 percent of the United States is in a moderate to extreme drought situation. Farmers are losing crops, businesses are losing revenue, and communities are scrambling to address dwindling drinking water sources. As the nation’s leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams, American… Read more »
Bristol Bay, Alaska – The rivers and tributaries of Bristol Bay, home to the world’s largest run of wild sockeye salmon, are threatened by what would be North America’s largest open pit mine. The damage to tribes, clean water, wildlife and the fishing industry that would result from this mine has landed Bristol Bay on… Read more »
Washington, DC – Communities across Washington are reaping the benefits of federal economic stimulus funds, one year after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. American Rivers helped secure the $6 billion for clean water and drinking water, including $1.2 billion in specific funding for green infrastructure and water efficiency. American… Read more »