Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
Just last week, the Supreme Court issued their decision on the Clean Water Act case, Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council. The Court reversed and remanded the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (which had earlier ruled in favor of NRDC). As I wrote previously, this case had the unique quality of coming before the Supreme Court with the petitioner and respondents in agreement on the threshold issue, of whether the movement of water between “improved” and “unimproved” portions of a single waterway constitutes a discharge under the CWA.Read more »
Most of us don’t think about “urban stormwater” or “polluted runoff” until we notice flooding from a recent storm covering our roads and parking lots, as shown here.
But polluted stormwater runoff from our rooftops, roads and shopping centers pollutes our streams and rivers across the country and is the leading pollution source in places like the Puget Sound.
In the early 1900s, Detroit became one of the largest cities in the United States, and the Detroit River played a major role. The river is 28 miles long and serves as the international border between Canada and the United States, connecting Lake St. Clair and the Upper Great Lakes to Lake Erie, and is one of the busiest waterways in the world. Heavy traffic and the urbanization on its shores led the Detroit River to become very polluted.Read more »
American Rivers is pleased to be partnering with The Fly Fishing Show at five show locations this January/February to present how our conservation work improves both fish habitat and fishing. The Fly Fishing Show brings local, national, and international experts, outfitters, and retailers to a number of venues across the country, giving anglers access to these great fishing resources.Read more »
This morning I woke up to the sound of a rather heavy, but steady rain outside my window. This sound made me feel calm and peaceful. This lasted for only a minute before I thought about taking a shower and how the water I will use will contribute to an ongoing problem here in my community. The problem, which many older industrial cities in the Great Lakes are dealing with on a daily basis, is combined sewer overflows.Read more »
The official top ten photos of 2012 have been released. National River Cleanup® celebrates our annual photo contest each year, collecting photos from organizers across the country. Now it’s time to make a decision on the best photo of 2012, perhaps the photo with the most trash, the biggest smiles, the giant tires, boats packed with trash, or the funkiest river trash will be the winner this year.Read more »
For anyone interested in engaging communities, preserving our water resources, and becoming a leader in the world of river conservation, the Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship is the opportunity of a lifetime.Read more »