Press Releases

Latino communities embrace connections to Colorado River

DENVER – American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation today announced an exciting partnership to spark a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy Colorado River. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver… Read more »

Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Edisto Edisto River, South Carolina | Tim Palmer Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Edisto River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat excessive agricultural water withdrawals pose to other water users and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are… Read more »

Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Smith Smith River, Montana | Pat Clayon, Fish Eye Guy Photography Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat a proposed copper mine poses to the river’s clean water and nationally renowned wild trout fishery. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report… Read more »

Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Two rivers in Tennessee listed as Most Endangered this year www.AmericanRivers.org/Holston South Holston River | Ben Collins (flickr CC) Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered… Read more »

Columbia River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Columbia Columbia Gorge | Thomas O’Keefe Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Columbia River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of outdated dam operations and an opportunity that the renegotiation of an international treaty creates for salmon restoration and flood protection. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon named #1 Most Endangered River in the nation www.AmericanRivers.org/EndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/GrandCanyon www.grandcanyontrust.org/keep-the-canyon-grand Washington –  American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon the #1 Most Endangered River in the nation. One of our country’s most iconic stretches of… Read more »

Report details benefits of grant program to Potomac Highlands rivers and communities

Read the report: http://americanrivers.org/phreport Marsh Creek: Boyer property, PA | Land Conservancy of Adams County Washington – The rivers and communities of the Potomac Highlands region across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia have realized a wide variety of benefits from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program, according to a report released today by American… Read more »

American Rivers praises Obama Administration for flood protection action

© Alison Jones Washington – American Rivers today applauded the Obama Administration for taking action to protect communities from flooding. The action acknowledges the importance of building community resilience to floods and using proven, natural approaches such as the protection and restoration of floodplains and wetlands. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, issued the following… Read more »

72 Dams removed in 2014

Download the 2014 Dam Removals list [PDF] Download a comprehensive list of dams removed 1998-2014 [PDF] Explore the interactive map of all dam removals (Washington) — Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the… Read more »

Major oil pipeline spill fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River | Photo: Robert Hawkins BOZEMAN – For the second time in four years, an oil pipeline has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, contaminating water supplies for local residents and harming valuable fish and wildlife habitat on the longest free-flowing river in the lower… Read more »