Senate Takes Step Backwards On Floodplains

© AECOM from the report The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program through 2100 Floodplains and wetlands are some of the most dynamic and diverse ecosystems on the planet. The interaction of water and land is critical for fish and wildlife, and these areas benefit communities in many,… Read more »

$40,000 for top kid paddle projects

Eagle River, CO | © Brett Hockmuth Outdoor Nation, Emerald Expositions, and the National Park Service have teamed up to award the most innovative projects that connect young Americans to their waterways through paddling. They are awarding $40,000 to the top 16 ideas! Yes, you read correctly. Outdoor Nation is looking for the top projects… Read more »

Let’s Kickoff the 2014 River Cleanup Season!

Keurig volunteers piled up bag after bag of trash and litter to be hauled away It’s time to kick-off our 2014 river cleanup season! Already National River Cleanup has 200 registered cleanups and with rivers thawing and temperatures on the rise we’re excited to see that number grow! River cleanups are an excellent way to connect… Read more »

Less Road Salt = More Eggs

Last month, I shared a photographic journey around the Deer Creek watershed in Maryland with Jim Thompson from Maryland Fisheries Service (Fisheries Service). In this video, Jim explains how they sample for herring eggs in Maryland streams. Today, I wanted to follow-up on that adventure by looking at some of the results of this ongoing… Read more »

Hydro “Power Grab” Bill

Clackamas River Project bypass | Lisa Brown, Water Watch Oregon Healthy rivers are essential to the health and well-being of our communities. Hydropower dams have major impacts on river health, clean water, and wildlife. For more than 20 years, we’ve been able to achieve balance between healthy rivers and hydropower production because all the stakeholders,… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds Secretary Salazar’s Leadership and Legacy

Washington – Commenting on today’s announcement that Ken Salazar will step down as Secretary of the Interior by the end of March, Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “Secretary Salazar has been a true champion for protecting and restoring rivers and his leadership will be missed by everyone who cares about… Read more »

Healthy Rivers and Vibrant Cities

Lenexa, KS used green infrasture stormwater management to improve water quality, while also creating new recreational opportunities | USEPAgov Healthy rivers and vibrant cities go together – a Gallup poll reported that people who are more satisfied with their cities are those with access to clean and safe water. Like our work in Milwaukee, using… Read more »

Nominate Your Endangered River for our 2013 List!

The Green River in Utah was listed as a 2012 Most Endangered River | James Kaiser, O.A.R.S. It is time to nominate rivers to American Rivers’ 2013 America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report!  If you didn’t get to see our 2012 report, please click here.  Every year, American Rivers generates a list of America’s Most Endangered… Read more »

Clean Water Rules Provide for Safe Whitewater Boating

Youghiogheny River, MD | Jeff Macklin I started whitewater canoeing 35 years ago. I’ve paddled hundreds of rivers over thousands of trips. I can only recall abandoning a planned trip for two reasons, OK three— once I had to carry my boat out in pieces once after shredding it in a rock sieve. The other… Read more »