New Years Resolutions for Rivers

Good thing that rivers don’t have to lose weight or else this would be pretty boring… In 2009, our rivers will face the same things we all will – a changing climate and a major economic recession, both of which will cause profound social and environmental change. As the climate continues to warm, we’ll see… Read more »

Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA — Members of the public are invited to attend an evening social with a presentation on water management, hosted by American Rivers in conjunction with the upcoming workshop, Solutions for Municipalities Managing Stormwater.  The presentation, Creating Community Resilience to Climate Change through Water Management, will be given by Andrew Fahlund, vice president for… Read more »

Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland’s Clean Water

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 »

Jumpstart the Economy by Going Green!

National environmental groups are working hard to present information to the Obama transition team on how to invest wisely in green infrastructure and jumpstart the economy. Check out this press release for some details. I attended the press conference on Capitol Hill where Betsy Otto, American Rivers’ Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, represented the groups… Read more »

Permeable Pavement Makes Local Headlines

Back in June, I wrote about permeable pavement in cooler climates.  At that time, permeable pavement was still a fairly new idea in Northwest Ohio and I think it took some time to digest as a real alternative in stormwater management.  Over the past two weeks, Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara has brought new light… Read more »

Congressional Investigation Details Decline of Clean Water Act Enforcement

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today applauded House of Representatives Committee Chairmen Henry A. Waxman and James L. Oberstar for seeking the truth on the Bush Administration’s failure to enforce the Clean Water Act and called on Congress to swiftly pass the Clean Water Restoration Act. Melissa Samet, senior director of water resources for American Rivers… Read more »

Obama Transition Team Receives American Rivers’ Recommendations

We are facing an unprecedented opportunity to significantly transform our country’s approach to water. Last week, American Rivers presented “Clean Water and Healthy Communities: Recommendations to the Obama Administration” to the President-elect’s transition team. The document outlines overarching themes and recommendations for the new Administration and details specific ideas for water agencies and issue areas. Back… Read more »