It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and an irreplaceable national treasure. It’s the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and it is the #1 Most Endangered River of 2015. The river faces a battery of threats that could forever harm its health and the unique experience that belongs to every American…. Read more »
Joe Sowerby, an outfitter in Montana, talks about the wonders of the Smith River. The Smith River is one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015.
The Clean Water Rule protects our precious streams, rivers, and wetlands across the United States that we rely on for drinking water, recreation, and our economy.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing health crisis in Flint, MI, American Rivers is calling on each presidential candidate to commit to ensuring every American has access to clean drinking water.
WASHINGTON, DC — Conservation groups filed petitions today urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exercise its authority to safeguard rivers, lakes, and streams from polluted runoff from existing commercial, industrial, and institutional sites that are currently failing to adequately control their pollution. Polluted runoff – rainwater that picks up oil, dirt and toxins while… Read more »
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 »
(Washington, DC) – Wisconsin is ready to take a big step forward into the 21st century. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has made available $8 million in funding in the form of a set-aside for green infrastructure, and water and energy efficiency projects. American Rivers conducted a quick survey around the… Read more »
Columbia, SC – A hearing will be held tomorrow to address the concerns of American Rivers and the Coastal Conservation League over a recent water quality permit issued by the South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The groups said last month that DHEC isn’t doing enough to protect the health of the… Read more »
New EPA $1.8 million grant program to restore and protect rivers, forests, and clean water throughout Potomac Highlands region
Washington, DC – Rivers and communities throughout parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia stand to benefit from a $1.8 million grant announced today by American Rivers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s grant program will help protect and restore the Potomac Highlands, the headwaters of the river that flows through our nation’s… Read more »
Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a riverfront revitalization effort in Waynesboro, VA will receive a $163,875 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The grant will help the City of Waynesboro implement its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks”… Read more »