Press Releases

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers released America’s Most  Endangered Rivers™: 2008 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, American Rivers solicits nominations from thousands of river groups, environmental organizations, outdoor clubs, local governments, and taxpayer watchdogs for… Read more »

Bush Administration’s So-called Revised Guidance on Clean Water is Just More of the Same

Washington, DC –  American Rivers today criticized the Environmental Protection Agency for its so-called revised guidance on the Supreme Court’s 2006 Rapanos decision, saying thousands of  miles of streams and clean water for millions of Americans remain at risk. The revised guidance does nothing to change the destructive approach created by the Bush Administration’s original… Read more »

Legislature Should Establish Flow Protections for State’s Rivers

Columbia, SC — On the eve of a meeting between river science experts and state legislators, American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, called on the South Carolina legislature to establish protections for river flows to safeguard clean water, fish and wildlife, recreation, and local economies.  The South Carolina Independent Science Review Panel for… Read more »

Governors and Obama Should Make Water Infrastructure a Top Economic Stimulus Priority

Philadelphia, PA — American Rivers today called on the National Governors Association and President-elect Obama to make green solutions for the nation’s water treatment systems, sewers and levees a top economic stimulus priority that will save money, create jobs, and improve public safety. Governors from 40 states are meeting with the President-elect today to discuss… Read more »

Puget Sound Action Agenda Includes River Protection; Elwha Dam Removal

Seattle, Wa— American Rivers, a leader in river conservation and salmon recovery in Washington, applauded the Puget Sound Partnership today on the release of their Action Agenda for recovering Puget Sound to health. The Partnership included support for important restoration projects like removal of the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams on the Elwha River. In… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds Unveiling of Nation’s First Water-efficient Home

Chapel Hill, NC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vanguard Homes for unveiling the nation’s first water-efficient home. The WaterSense labeled home is the nation’s first certified to be around 20 percent more water efficient than standard homes across the country.  WaterSense, a partnership program… Read more »

American Rivers Opens New Western Pennsylvania Office in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced that it has opened a new Western Pennsylvania Field Office in Pittsburgh and that Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy will serve as Associate Director for River Restoration to help Pennsylvania communities remove unsafe and outdated dams. Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy is a member of the American Institute of… Read more »

Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation to be Postponed

Washington, DC On Monday, November 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed that the lack of time and pressures to complete an economic stimulus package will prevent Congress from introducing a bi-partisan bill that included important protections for rivers including new Wild and Scenic River and Wilderness designations.  A silver lining in this disappointing news… Read more »

American Rivers Awarded Grant to Improve Clean Water in the San Gregorio Creek Watershed

San Gregorio, CA – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, was awarded a $441,146 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency West Coast Estuaries Initiative for its project: “San Gregorio Creek Watershed: Filling Critical Flow Needs.”  The 52-square mile San Gregorio Watershed provides water for an agricultural community and for sensitive and endangered species, including… Read more »

American Rivers Releases the Blue Trails Guide

(Washington, DC) American Rivers today released the Blue Trails Guide, to help promote river recreation and conservation in local communities. Blue trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, have the potential to stimulate local economies, encourage physical fitness, improve community pride, and make rivers and communities healthier. The Blue Trails Guide is designed to make… Read more »