Pull together for Clean Water

Crew Team on the Housatonic River – Shelton, Connecticut | Maureen Boian September, the first month back to school. High school and collegiate rowing teams are heading to rivers across the country to train and compete. As an undergraduate at Fairfield University in Connecticut, I used to be one of them, getting up at the… Read more »

Wave of Public Support for Protecting the Grand Canyon

The New York Times is running this story by Adam Nagourney today, highlighting significant threats facing the Grand Canyon, one of our country’s greatest national treasures. The story examines the Escalade tram development that could carry as many as 10,000 visitors a day from the canyon rim down to the confluence of the Colorado and… Read more »

Columbia River

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 2. Columbia River Location: Washington, Oregon Outdated dam operations are putting healthy runs of salmon and other fisheries at risk. Columbia Gorge | Thomas O’Keefe Once home to the largest salmon runs in the world, the mighty Columbia River is now blocked by a series of dams. However, the… Read more »

Stop the Shepherd Bend Mine Once and For All!

The Black Warrior River — listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 and 2011 — is the subject of this update from guest author Charles Scribner, Executive Director of the Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Shepherd Bend slough | Nelson Brooke On Friday, June 19, Black Warrior Riverkeeper received inquiries from several reporters about… Read more »

Great Outdoors Colorado Listening Tour

Colorado River | Robbin Marks It’s hard to argue that Colorado is one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse states in the country. Whether you are drawn to towering mountain peaks, raging rivers, sublime desert vistas, or waving plains, you can satisfy your landscape desires in Colorado (okay, unless you need an ocean, then… Read more »

What’s Happening With the Ski Industry’s Bill

Last March, the House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. H.R. 3189 – the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” – passed by a 238-174 vote. This bill would put the special interests of the oil and gas industry and Big… Read more »

Holston River

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 3. Holston River Location: Tennessee The Holston River is threatened by the release of a toxic chemical from the Holston Army Ammunition Plant putting local water supplies and the community’s health at risk. South Holston River | Ben Collins (flickr CC) Recent tests indicate that the Holston Army Ammunitions… Read more »

Dispatch from a shrinking reservoir

Sweat is draining down from under my sun hat, drenching my shirt – and I’m not even working! Simply bobbing along in my bright orange sea kayak, out on a massive, man-made reservoir in the middle of June is enough to wick the hydration straight out of my cells. I had come west from the… Read more »

Gitchi-gami-Ziibi: the Lake Superior River

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have a special relationship with the St. Louis River. Guest blogger Nancy Schuldt discusses the need and responsibility to protect this important place from further destruction.