Press Releases

Vice Chair of American Rivers to Serve as Deputy Interior Secretary

Washington, DC – David Hayes, Vice Chair of American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, has been chosen by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to serve as Deputy Interior Secretary.Mr. Hayes, who held the same position during the Clinton administration and was also a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team, has served on the board… Read more »

1,000 Miles of Rivers in Seven States to be Protected as Wild and Scenic

Washington, DC — The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S. 22, the bi-partisan Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, includes important protections for 270,000 acres of land along 82 new Wild and… Read more »

Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation to be Considered on Sunday

Washington, DC – This Sunday Congress has the chance to renew its commitment to protect the nation’s clean water and river heritage by passing S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which includes eight provisions that have important protections for 82 rivers. Only once before in history has Congress protected more rivers at one time under the federal… Read more »

Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA — Members of the public are invited to attend an evening social with a presentation on water management, hosted by American Rivers in conjunction with the upcoming workshop, Solutions for Municipalities Managing Stormwater.  The presentation, Creating Community Resilience to Climate Change through Water Management, will be given by Andrew Fahlund, vice president for… Read more »

Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland’s Clean Water

Click here to read the Maryland Stormwater Consortium’s letter of recommendations to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Maryland – As the State of Maryland considers how to reduce stormwater pollution from roads, lawns and parking lots, American Rivers and the Maryland Stormwater Consortium today announced three critical steps the state must take to protect clean water…. Read more »

“Blue Trail” to be created on the Waccamaw River

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, American Rivers, along with its partners, Winyah Rivers Foundation’s Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, and the Pee Dee Land Trust, will begin work in Horry and Georgetown Counties to create a blue trail on the Waccamaw River. The goals of this three year project are to… Read more »

Congressional Investigation Details Decline of Clean Water Act Enforcement

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today applauded House of Representatives Committee Chairmen Henry A. Waxman and James L. Oberstar for seeking the truth on the Bush Administration’s failure to enforce the Clean Water Act and called on Congress to swiftly pass the Clean Water Restoration Act. Melissa Samet, senior director of water resources for American Rivers… Read more »