Media availability: Toledo drinking water solutions

American Rivers expert available for interviews

August 5th, 2014

Katie Rousseau, Director, Clean Water Supply, Great Lakes Region, American Rivers: 419-936-3759 or 419-215-7748
Amy Kober, Senior Communications Director, American Rivers: 503-708-1145

In the wake of Toledo’s drinking water crisis, American Rivers announced that Katie Rousseau, Director of Clean Water Supply for the Great Lakes Region, is available for media interviews to discuss clean water supply solutions. American Rivers is a national non-profit river conservation organization working to protect healthy rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water.

Based in Toledo, Katie Rousseau helps urban communities better manage polluted runoff to safeguard water quality in local streams and lakes.

See Katie’s bio and recent blog posts.

Katie can meet reporters at local rain gardens, which American Rivers has helped create to filter and absorb polluted runoff. Rain gardens provide an appealing visual for cameras, and provide a tangible example of how communities can take action to improve clean water supplies.

American Rivers plays a lead role in protecting clean water and rivers in the Great Lakes region. Our report “Catching the Rain” identified solutions for protecting clean water. We have leveraged our research into community based demonstration projects in Toledo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Chicago and Milwaukee.


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About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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