Northeast Region

Northeast Region Dragonfly, Norwalk River, CT | Paul Fusco, NRCS With climate change bringing more intense floods and droughts, our work to protect the Northeast’s rivers and fresh water is more important than ever. For years, we have led the effort to protect and restore the rivers of the Northeast by spearheading efforts to remove… Read more »

American Rivers working with American Museum of Fly Fishing

As part of our fishing initiative supporting our work that improves fish habitat, American Rivers has been working with the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) in Manchester, Vermont. The museum is a wonderful resource for those who appreciate the history and joys of fly fishing, with exhibits and resources documenting the evolution of fly… Read more »

River Rebirth: Removing Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River

This article was originally published to celebrate the 2009 10 year anniversary of Edwards Dam removal. It was written by Andrew Fahlund, American Rivers’ Senior Vice President for Conservation at the time, and published by National Geographic. Before and 10 years after removal of Edwards Dam, Kennebec River, Maine Perhaps no other injury to a river… Read more »

58 Dams to be Removed in 2009

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today released its annual list of 58 dams in 16 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2009. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities across the country have the opportunity to enjoy better water quality, improved public safety and flood protection, and more… Read more »

Better stream crossings make for safer roads during storms

Here in the Northeast we saw a lot of damage to roads and streams from Hurricane Irene in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York. In many places, road-stream crossings such as bridges and culverts were over topped and washed out, leaving large gaps in our road maps, some of which are still being repaired months later…. Read more »

Fall for Restoration

The crispness of the air and nature’s color explosion make fall my favorite season. I always feel more in tune with nature during the fall, as I begin to plan fall hikes along my local rivers. Fall is also the harvest season for certain crops and, for those of us that grew up surrounded by… Read more »

How Dams Are Removed

This video clip shows a portion of the removal process for the Harmony Junction Dam on Connoquenessing Creek north of Pittsburgh, removed in 2009 to provide fish passage, increase boating access, to eliminate a public safety hazard, and minimize flooding in the area. First the contractor uses a hydraulic hammer mounted on a track-hoe to… Read more »

National Fracking Call Day

Grassroots groups across the country are asking everyone to call President Obama today to tell him your concerns about natural gas development using fracking technology.  Local activists fighting to protect their own water supplies will be asking President Obama to stand up for their right to clean water.  As you know, American Rivers has highlighted… Read more »