One stuffed lamb. One locket. Five mismatched flip-flops. One small grill. One tire. Dozens of bottles. Countless cigarette butts. Sometimes river cleanups feel like a scavenger hunt without a list. Last week we hosted a river cleanup in honor of National AmeriCorps Week at the Auburn State Recreation Area in California. Eight AmeriCorps members from… Read more »
In this blog, Steve White describes how a small trout’s survival of the California drought gives hope going forward.
Years of research and coalition building is yielding to tangible actions that will help restore the upper Flint River watershed.
Click to Enlarge Download PDF With the start of 2016 also comes the start of the 25th Anniversary of National River Cleanup®! In honor of this milestone, our designers pulled together a compelling and engaging infographic highlighting some of our weirdest finds and biggest accomplishments. Some of my favorites are the ATM found in the… Read more »
Washington, DC — At least 31 water efficiency projects in Texas are ready to go and will create jobs and improve clean water supply, according to a quick survey conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency. The projects which provide a sample of water efficiency projects across the state include retrofitting plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems,… Read more »
Washington, DC — Every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage lands in America’s waters, and most people have no idea. Today, lawmakers in the House took an important step towards changing that. The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation that… Read more »
Washington, DC – A national scientific report released by the White House on how climate change will impact water resources and other aspects of society underscores the need to prepare Northwest communities by protecting and restoring rivers and clean water, American Rivers said today. The report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” shows… Read more »
Statement by Rebecca Wodder, President of American Rivers: The Republican House Majority’s recent budget proposal is nothing short of a frontal assault on programs that protect the health and safety of America’s water. While we can all agree that we need to reduce our nation’s deficits, we should also all agree that we need to… Read more »
American Rivers and EPA award $150,000 grant to protect land and clean water in the Shenandoah Valley
Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a land and clean water protection effort in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley will receive a $150,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The grant will help the Potomac Conservancy, which safeguards the… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat dams and water diversions pose to spectacular recreation and fish and wildlife habitat. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping… Read more »