Spotlight on Prairie Potholes – Ducks Like Them, Why You Should Too

Prairie potholes | Laura Hubers, USFWS The Proposed Clean Water Rule Earlier this spring, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers released a draft rule to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act in an important step forward to restoring protections for small streams and wetlands. Despite nearly thirty years of… Read more »

After Four Decades, a Victory for the North Fork

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. North Fork Flathead River | Scott Bosse After four decades, the wait is finally over for all the citizens and conservation groups who have patiently and persistently fought to maintain the integrity of the North Fork of the Flathead River watershed along the western… Read more »

Progress to a Cleaner Water Supply

Lake Erie algal blooms | Katie Rousseau I started working for American Rivers in August, one week after the infamous water crisis that left more than 500,000 people in Southern Michigan and the Greater Toledo area without water for over two days. The water crisis was from a harmful algal bloom formation over the City’s… Read more »

Black Warrior River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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 »

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 »

American Rivers applauds introduction of multi-billion dollar Water Trust Fund

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Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for introducing legislation that establishes a Water Trust Fund to invest in fixing the nation’s outdated drinking water and sewage treatment systems.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 »

Sewage spill in TN is example of national clean water threat

Washington, DC –  A massive sewage spill in Tennessee Tuesday killed two workers and sent millions of gallons of sewage into the Little Pigeon River, which flows through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Katherine Baer, senior director of the clean water program at American Rivers, made the following statement: “This accident is a tragedy and our hearts… Read more »