Nominate Your Endangered River for 2012

nominate your river for america's most endangered riversEvery year, American Rivers generates a list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers.  Ten rivers are selected each year for inclusion in our list, not because they are the most polluted, but rather because they are facing a turning point in the coming year that could negatively impact the river into the future.  Rivers are selected based upon the following criteria:

  • A major decision (that the public can help influence) in the coming year on the proposed action.
  • The significance of the river to human and natural communities.
  • The magnitude of the threat to the river and associated communities, especially in light of a changing climate.

The nomination form is available electronically (also more info below).  Note that the form requires identification of a lead point of contact.  That person will be the main contact in charge of helping coordinate with the other partners on the listing.  We are also requesting the involvement of a non-traditional partner, such as a local business owner, medical professional, economist, or other individual that can tell a different story about why protecting the river is important.

Instructions for Filling and Submitting Nomination Form: 

  1. You are invited to complete MER Nomination Form 2012_distributed.pdf.
  2. You can use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to fill in this form.
  3. When you are finished, click Submit (purple button in toolbar) to send your completed nomination form in to American Rivers.


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