Press Releases

Kootenai River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the transboundary Kootenai River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today due to the threat that five open-pit coal mines along one of its major tributaries pose to water quality, native fish and wildlife, and world-class recreation. American Rivers and its partners are calling on the U.S. State Department… Read more »

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the country.  The Colorado River is endangered by outdated water management that is inadequate to respond to the pressures of over-allocation and persistent drought. American Rivers is calling on Congress to… Read more »

Catawba River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Carolinas’ Catawba River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on the riverside coal ash ponds currently leaking pollution and threatening water quality, human health, and local fish populations. American Rivers and its partners are calling on the North Carolina Department of Environment and… Read more »

Boundary Waters Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on a proposed copper nickel mine that would release toxic waste into the South Kawishiwi River, threatening fish and wildlife, drinking water quality, and a world class recreation area. “The America’s Most… Read more »

American Rivers applauds Senate confirmation of Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary

Washington,D.C. – American Rivers today applauded the Senate’s approval of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior. The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement: “The overwhelming Senate approval of Sally Jewell as the nation’s new Interior Secretary is great news for our country’s rivers and clean water. “As the former head… Read more »

American Rivers announces three additions to Board of Directors

Washington, DC – American Rivers today announced that three new members were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring a wealth of expertise and diversity of experience to American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization. Jaime A. Pinkham (St. Paul, MN) is Vice President for the Bush Foundation and leads their… Read more »

American Rivers Receives Grant to Restore Sierra Meadows, Improve Water Supply

Nevada City – American Rivers will receive $137,000 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to support the design of restoration projects in two Sierra Nevada meadows: Hope Valley, in the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, in the headwaters of the Carson River, and Shell Meadow in the Stanislaus National Forest, in the headwaters of the Stanislaus River…. Read more »

Media Advisory: America’s Most Endangered Rivers report coming April 17

Washington – American Rivers and its partners nationwide will announce America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 on April 17. American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, releases the report every year to shine a public spotlight on threats facing rivers, and how citizens can take action to help. Ten rivers in the following states… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds New National Monument Designations

Washington – American Rivers today applauded President Obama for designating five new national monuments covering more than 240,000 acres. The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement: “We commend President Obama for his leadership and vision in protecting five new national monuments that will safeguard historic, cultural, and natural treasures for future… Read more »

New Federal Guidelines for Water Projects Give Overdue Recognition of Need for New Approach

Washington – American Rivers today welcomed the release of the Obama Administration’s updated federal guidelines for water infrastructure investments. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “The new guidelines are a long overdue recognition that the old ways of treating our nation’s rivers are insufficient for the demands of the 21st century.  The old… Read more »