Coyote Creek, CaliforniaAfter major flooding in 1983, the Santa Clara Valley Water District sought approval for levee setbacks and bypass channels. The project was completed in 1995 and is credited for reducing flooding in 1997. According to the Santa Clara Valley Water District, flood waters would have been 40 percent faster and water volume would… Read more »
Hulahula River, Alaska | © Judith Slein (flickr) This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended designating 278 miles of four major wild rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Atigun, Marsh Fork of the Canning, the Kongakut and, the Hulahula, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. The agency found six additional… Read more »
BOSTON – A Worthington road closed for five years due to an October 2003 flood reopened this week thanks to a multi-partner brook restoration effort led by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Riverways Program. In addition to repairing flood damage to Dingle Road, the restoration team replaced a culvert beneath the road… Read more »
Washington, DC — American Rivers today named Boston as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. Boston was chosen for its cost-saving natural flood protection measures. The report, “Natural Security: how sustainable water strategies are preparing communities for a changing climate,” comes as Congress is… Read more »
Register today for American Hiking Society’s Hike The Hill: Trails Advocacy Week February 12-17, 2011. Trail advocates from across the nation will come to the nation’s capital to promote and protect our nation’s system of trails – including water trails. Come talk to your elected officials about your water trail and get up to speed… Read more »
In the wake of the flooding damage caused to the northeast by Hurricane Sandy, the federal government made funds available to help vulnerable coastal communities bolster their first line of natural defense – rivers and wetlands.
Washington, DC — A bill to designate the Taunton River as a Wild and Scenic River passed the House last night with bi-partisan support, putting the Taunton on track to become the fifth Wild and Scenic River in Massachusetts. All ten communities along the river enthusiastically support the designation, which will safeguard the river’s outstanding… Read more »
Today’s blog is a guest blog from writers Marion Stoddart and John Duff. Marion Stoddart founded the Nashua River Watershed Association in 1969, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary film, “The Work of 1000.” John Duff, J.D., LL.M., is an associate professor in the Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences Department at the University… Read more »
With the state of the economy leading every newscast and talk of a “super committee” in Congress that will slash federal spending, it is to lose sight of all of the good things happening around us and positive impact many state and federal programs still have on local communities. Earlier this summer we announced, along… Read more »
Keurig employees turned out across the country to show their dedication to clean rivers. Over the course of six events, 460 volunteers picked up nearly 10,000 pounds of trash.