Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College

Social and presentation on community resilience and climate change open to the public

January 7th, 2009

<P>Liz Garland, American Rivers, 717-763-0742<BR>Angela Dicianno, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 x3103</P>

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 conservation of American Rivers.

The social will take place at the Swarthmore College Science Center on January 12, 2009 from 5 6:30 p.m., with the presentation at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to Liz Garland at or (717) 763-0742.

American Rivers also encourages anyone interested in learning about planning and stormwater management to sign up for the entire workshop, Solutions for Municipalities Managing Stormwater, January 12 13, 2009.  Stormwater management has quickly become a top issue, as runoff is not only a leading cause of water pollution, it also can cause flooding, waterborne diseases, and other problems that adversely impact communities.  American Rivers recognizes the complexity of the issue, and this workshop will open the discussion on cost-effective ways to reduce pollution and flooding and implement green infrastructure approaches.  Participants can enjoy a variety of sessions, including Sustaining Pennsylvania’s Water Infrastructure, featuring local political leaders. Engineers may be interested in the training session on stormwater program design. 

For more information, directions, or to register for the workshop visit



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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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