Charles Slate River Rally is a meeting of river leaders including federal and state resource agency representatives, national and regional environmental non-profits and MANY watershed groups. River Network organizes the annual event each year. This year the Waterkeeper Alliance joined forces to host the event in Pittsburgh, adding an international flair. Keynote speakers included: Pittsbugh’s Mayor… Read more »
Years of research and coalition building is yielding to tangible actions that will help restore the upper Flint River watershed.
This is a guest blog from American Rivers intern Genevieve Meller. Los Angeles River, CA | USACE, Los Angeles District I was really excited to attend oral arguments at the Supreme Court last Tuesday as there was a clean water case on the docket. The oral argument session over Los Angeles County Flood Control District… Read more »
Stormwater in Columbia, MO | Andrew Wamboldt A 2008 study [PDF] found that every dollar invested in water and sewer infrastructure increases the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $6.35 in the long term. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis found that for every dollar generated as revenue from the water and sewer industry,… Read more »
Riparian vegetation along Darby Creek helps stabilize banks and reduce erosion | © Laura Craig This fall, I’ve been monitoring the recovery of the riparian community along the Darby Creek in urban, southeastern Pennsylvania. It is the end of the first full growing season following three dam removals in late 2012 and early 2013. While… Read more »
When Georgia’s Flint River appeared on our America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013 list, American Rivers and our allies were in the middle of a legislative battle that spanned two full sessions of the Georgia General Assembly. It was a long, hard fight, but in the end, Flint Riverkeeper and many Georgia Water Coalition partners including… Read more »
With more extreme weather events expected in South Carolina, dam removal and better dam management are key strategies to prevent future public safety crises.
Flint River, GA | Alan Cressler As a child, I had the opportunity to grow up in an idyllic setting in a small southern town on the Flint River. Back then, fishing and swimming with my Grandfather in the Flint, or its nearby tributaries, consumed the summers, along with homemade desserts and ice cream. I… Read more »
Stormwater in Washington, D.C. | Lynette Batt American Rivers has been a leader on clean water issues for some time now, and nowhere is this more evident than in our work on stormwater. In particular, we have been working to ensure that the US Enivironmental Protection Agency (EPA) comes out with a balanced and effective… Read more »
Rapid development along the Rogue River, MI has made it important that we work with communities for smart growth to protect the river | © Kaie Rousseau The Rogue River watershed is just a short drive north of Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area, Grand Rapids. Covering a 262 square-mile drainage area, the Rogue flows south into… Read more »