Today’s guest blog about the #6 Boundary Waters- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Bob Tammen, a retired miner living in Soudan, Minnesota. Bob and his wife are regular paddlers of the South Kawishiwi River, where copper-nickel mines have been proposed. Take Action to Protect theBoundary Waters Urge President Obama,… Read more »
Installation of Milkwaukee’s Southside urban community gardens | Sean Foltz American Rivers and the Garden District Neighborhood Association recently received a grant through Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District’s Green Infrastructure Partnership Program. The funding is helping transform an area on Milwaukee’s Southside into a sustainable showcase for urban community gardens across the country. A first of… Read more »
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This rare Illinois chorus frog is a candidate for the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list. Once common in southeastern Missouri, the New Madrid Floodway provides critical habitat for the reclusive frog. Photo: Chris Young. This year, the middle Mississippi River made the 2014 America’s Most Endangered Rivers® list due to a proposed project by… Read more »
A new program authorized in 2014 will allow for the privatization of the Mississippi River and river recreationists may start paying to degrade river habitat.
Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC — Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulating the economy, and American Rivers and its partners have identified nine examples of ready-to-go projects in Ohio with a value of over $22 million that would not only create jobs… Read more »
Washington, DC – Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced a bill today that would burden taxpayers with an unnecessarily costly bridge while damaging one of our country’s national river treasures. Rep. Bachmann’s bill would create a loophole that strips the Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway of its Wild and Scenic River protections, allowing the immense, freeway-style bridge… Read more »
Washington— Six months after American Rivers named the Lower St. Croix River one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM, the future of the river’s Wild and Scenic protections still hangs in the balance. The Wild and Scenic Lower St. Croix River, a hotspot for anglers and boaters and a rare natural retreat from urban life, could… Read more »
It was recently announced by the EPA that dredging of toxic sediments is complete and the Kinnickinnic River is now on the path to restoration. This is great news and a great success! American Rivers listed the Kinnickinnic River as one of our 2007 Most Endangered Rivers. The Kinnickinnic was threatened by toxic sediments with… Read more »
As the only volunteer based program within American Rivers, National River Cleanup™ is making change happen one cleanup at a time. With more than 3,660,000 miles of rivers in America, almost everyone lives within a mile of a river or a stream. Unfortunately, each year, millions of tons of trash end up in our nation’s rivers. American… Read more »