“What’s a raingarden?” our three-year old Giles asked over breakfast. “Perfect timing buddy, I just borrowed grandpa’s tractor, and we’re going to dig up the center of the driveway. Yeeha!” Instead of putting rainwater in pipes or letting it run down our driveway, I’m working on setting up a zero-runoff homesite: collecting and banking precious… Read more »
Guest post from Ben Bulis, President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and resident of Bozeman, Montana. Ben with his son, Tate, and a largemouth bass they caught. Now that summer is almost upon us, millions of Americans will take to our nation’s waterways for boating, swimming, and fishing. We can enjoy these waterways… Read more »
Kalmiopsis Country out in Oregon and California contains wild rivers that are threatened by mining. Zach Collier, a local outfitter, talks about why he loves this important place.
Volunteers from Cox Enterprises, Inc. came out for the third year to clean up St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named southern Oregon’s Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on nickel mining proposals that threaten a wonderland of wild rivers, clean water, rare plants, and outdoor recreation. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action… Read more »
Washington, DC — With the nation’s sewer systems, pipes, and levees outdated and crumbling, and with global warming threatening communities with more floods, droughts and waterborne diseases, American Rivers experts will outline a 21st century vision for water at a series of talks in November and December. Our country is fast approaching a crisis point… Read more »
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced the Clean Water Restoration Act, critical legislation that would restore historic clean water protections for our nation’s streams and wetlands and protect public health and safety. Twenty-three Senators joined Senator Feingold in co-sponsoring this important legislation. This legislation is urgently needed to restore Clean Water Act… Read more »
Washington – Join American Rivers on December 15th from 2:30 – 3:30 for a webcast to learn how the Chesapeake Bay states used their required (20%) portion of water infrastructure funding from the stimulus for green infrastructure and water efficiency. Katherine Baer, senior director of clean water for American Rivers, will highlight example projects as… Read more »
Washington, DC – As damage from the Exxon Mobil oil spill into Yellowstone River continues to unfold, the public needs credible information about how and why this spill occurred, what it means for the Yellowstone River, and how we can prevent future spills. American Rivers is the nation’s leading voice fighting for healthy rivers, and… Read more »
Washington, DC – A new initiative launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is engaging anglers across the country in the effort to protect and restore rivers. Healthy rivers and clean water are essential to healthy fish and good fishing. The Anglers Fund supports American Rivers’ work to improve river health and… Read more »