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Simkins Dam Removal: Nearly Four Years Later(September 18th, 2014)

Looking Ahead to Restoration of Gravel Run(September 15th, 2014)

Protecting Rivers in Adams County, Pennsylvania(August 27th, 2014)

Why Remove Dams Around the Chesapeake Bay?(August 26th, 2014)

Freeing the Musky: Observations Following Dam Removal on the Musconetcong River, NJ(August 12th, 2014)

Like to Fish? Here’s Why You Should Care about the Clean Water Rule.(August 8th, 2014)

Intervention: The Road to Removal of Harvell Dam(July 15th, 2014)

Removal of Dam on Appomattox River to Benefit Native Fish in Virginia(July 11th, 2014)

Confronting Restoration Challenges in Urban Areas(June 25th, 2014)

Cleaning Up Where We Play(June 17th, 2014)

River Rally 2014: American Rivers Joined Global Water Leaders In Pittsburgh.(June 9th, 2014)

Less Road Salt = More Eggs(June 5th, 2014)

Cleaning Up With Robots(May 19th, 2014)

Patapsco River Fish Ladder Damaged in Storms(May 15th, 2014)

Washington, DC Daylights Broad Branch Tributary(May 14th, 2014)

A Migratory Fish Photo Adventure on Deer Creek(May 12th, 2014)

Can a Fish Climb a Ladder?(May 2nd, 2014)

When Will We Stop Taking Water for Granted?(March 20th, 2014)

New Report: Accounting for Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits for Municipalities from Green Infrastructure(March 5th, 2014)

Spills in the Spotlight(February 10th, 2014)

Good Relationships And A Conservation Strategy At Work In The Potomac Highlands: A Summary Of Potomac Conservancy’s Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands Project(February 10th, 2014)

Fracking The Headwaters Of The Potomac? Bad Idea.(February 7th, 2014)

East Coast Dam Removals Continue To Open Up Blocked Rivers(January 30th, 2014)

Investing In Clean Rivers For A Healthy Chesapeake Bay: New Report(January 23rd, 2014)

Statement from American Rivers President Bob Irvin on the Freedom Industries Chemical Spill into the Elk River(January 13th, 2014)

Report Card On The Potomac River: Access And Water Supply(January 8th, 2014)

Potomac River Report Card: Better Clarity, Declining Vegetation(January 7th, 2014)

Improvements for the Potomac River: River Health Now A “C” Grade(January 6th, 2014)

Monitoring riparian recovery along Darby Creek, Pennsylvania(November 12th, 2013)

South River restoration kicks off this week in Waynesboro(October 21st, 2013)

Restoring The Patapsco River One Dam At A Time(October 17th, 2013)

Small Streams in the Spotlight Again – A Move to Restore Clean Water Protections(October 3rd, 2013)

Cleaning Up A Creek Full of Memories In Manheim(September 30th, 2013)

Growing momentum for dam removals through collaboration(September 26th, 2013)

Putting Polluters Before People’s Health?(September 6th, 2013)

Paying for stormwater management: a case for innovation(August 22nd, 2013)

What did we accomplish?(August 21st, 2013)

American Rivers receives $3.57 million from NOAA to restore Patapsco River(August 20th, 2013)

Removal Of Skinner Creek Dams Kicks Off Slew Of Restoration In Western Pennsylvania(August 16th, 2013)

How Much are Safe Drinking Water, Clean Rivers Worth?(August 15th, 2013)

Easing Into River Protection(August 9th, 2013)

News: Pennsylvania Stormwater Can Be Managed By Municipal Authorities(July 12th, 2013)

Groups Petition EPA to Protect Rivers, Coastal Areas From Polluted Runoff(July 10th, 2013)

Giving Herring A Helping Hand(May 15th, 2013)

Study Finds 11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Entered Rivers & Bays after Hurricane Sandy(May 2nd, 2013)

Maintenance: It’s Not Just for Your Car(April 11th, 2013)

62 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2012(March 12th, 2013)

An ‘Impaired’ Susquehanna can become a Healthier River(February 28th, 2013)

More Clean Water In The Courts – The Accotink Creek Decision(February 8th, 2013)

River Conservation Fellowship: Accepting Applications(January 14th, 2013)

Continuing on the Path to Climate Resiliency(January 11th, 2013)

EPA and American Rivers Award Additional $300,000 in Grants to Protect and Restore Potomac Highlands Rivers and Lands in West Virginia(January 10th, 2013)

Greener Landscapes For A Healthier Chesapeake Bay in 2013(January 4th, 2013)

Feeling The Heat On Uranium Mining In Virginia(December 21st, 2012)

To Float Or Not To Float The Waste…That Is The Question(December 20th, 2012)

Thanksgiving: A River Runs Through It(November 20th, 2012)

Is there a Connection – Hurricanes and Climate Change?(November 2nd, 2012)

Statement from American Rivers President Bob Irvin on the impacts of Hurricane Sandy(October 30th, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy update from Darby Creek, Pennsylvania(October 29th, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy(October 27th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act: Preserving the Past and Improving the Future(October 23rd, 2012)

A Power Struggle on the Delaware(October 22nd, 2012)

The Clean Water Network Celebrates Clean Water Act 40th Anniversary(October 17th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act through the Generations: Generation X Series, Pt. 3(October 16th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through The Generations: Generation Y Series, Pt. 4(October 15th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Baby Boomers Generation, Pt. 2(October 11th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Generation X Series, Pt 2(October 10th, 2012)

Fall River Cleanup With REI(October 7th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through The Generations: Generation Y Series(October 5th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through The Generations: Generation Y Series(October 5th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Baby Boomers Generation(October 4th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Baby Boomers Generation(October 4th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations(October 1st, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations Blog Series(October 1st, 2012)

White House Conference on Green Infrastructure(September 27th, 2012)

White House Conference on Green Infrastructure(September 27th, 2012)

House Attacks Public Health Protections in the Name of Coal(September 19th, 2012)

Join the Anacostia River Paddle Race & Festival – October 6(September 17th, 2012)

A Look Back in Honor of National Water Quality Month(August 27th, 2012)

Costly and Extreme Bill Would Slow Job Growth, Hurt Business, Harm Communities, and Weaken Environmental Protection(August 15th, 2012)

American Rivers and NOAA award $696,692 to restore rivers and fisheries in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon(July 25th, 2012)

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Reform(June 29th, 2012)

Tubing The Shenandoah Puts Importance Of Clean Water Into Focus(June 29th, 2012)

Reducing Our Plastic Use – One ‘River Fan’ At A Time(June 28th, 2012)

A Repeat of 2011? Dirty Water Riders in the House Interior Appropriations Bill(June 20th, 2012)

Celebrating at the South Lawn of the White House(June 6th, 2012)

Explore the America’s Rivers through “River Stories”(June 1st, 2012)

Impact of Mountaintop Mining on Public Health(May 30th, 2012)

The Potomac River Diet(May 17th, 2012)

American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012(May 15th, 2012)

Coal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 15th, 2012)

Protecting Clean Water in the Potomac River(May 15th, 2012)

Cutting for Clean Water(April 25th, 2012)

Green Infrastructure Helps Manage Runoff, Reduce Flood Damages(April 19th, 2012)

Making Strides Toward Greater Protection for Delaware River(April 19th, 2012)

Float-In for Earth Day!(April 18th, 2012)

National River Cleanup® joins forces on the Potomac River(April 18th, 2012)

Green Infrastructure Will Save Millions and Clean Water: EPA Agrees With Philadelphia’s Plan(April 13th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $300,000 grant to reduce flooding, restore forests, and promote local food production in Frostburg(April 12th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $250,000 grant to protect Adams County forests and clean water(April 12th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $300,000 grant to protect and restore forests in West Virginia(April 12th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $150,000 grant to protect land and clean water in the Shenandoah Valley(April 12th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $209,244 grant to restore Peyton Creek and beautify City of Staunton(April 12th, 2012)

American Rivers and EPA award $163,875 grant to revitalize Waynesboro riverfront(April 12th, 2012)

EPA and American Rivers Award $1.37 Million in Grants to Restore Potomac Highlands Rivers, Clean Water(April 12th, 2012)

River Policy Update: March Wrap-Up(April 3rd, 2012)

Cherry Blossoms: Ideal indicators of the impacts of climate change?(March 29th, 2012)

Green to Go Green for Clean Water in the Chesapeake(March 22nd, 2012)

Oppose the Chesapeake Bay Dirty Water Act(March 19th, 2012)

Save the Delaware on International Rivers Day!(March 14th, 2012)

World Wetland Day – Love your Carolina Bay!(February 2nd, 2012)

Help Keep the Roanoke River Free of Uranium!(January 19th, 2012)

MLK Day of Service: Volunteer to Clean Your River(January 13th, 2012)

National River Cleanup® Year in Review: 5 Ws of 2011(January 11th, 2012)

Celebrating Green Streets in Maryland(December 15th, 2011)

What state can afford to ignore the benefits of green infrastructure?(December 7th, 2011)

Taking out the trash with REI(December 5th, 2011)

An Upstream Battle For Our Rivers(November 30th, 2011)

Help Us Give the Delaware River an Upgrade(November 28th, 2011)

DRBC Postpones Vote on Fracking Regulations(November 18th, 2011)

Will the Delaware River Basin Soon be Fracked Up?(November 17th, 2011)

Oysters Get New Habitat from Dam Pieces(November 1st, 2011)

New Report: Investments in Clean Water Could Create Millions of Jobs(October 5th, 2011)

Keeping Chemicals Out of Rivers(September 21st, 2011)

Survey Supports Smart Stormwater Rules(September 16th, 2011)

Swimming in Slime Underscores Need for Smart Clean Water Protections(August 31st, 2011)

Hurricane Irene Underscores Need For Better Preparation(August 29th, 2011)

Small grant programs mean a lot to local communities(August 16th, 2011)

Do you care about the Susquehanna River? Tell the SRBC.(August 8th, 2011)

American Rivers receives $1 million to Restore Rivers and Clean Water in PA and GA(August 3rd, 2011)

A Tale of Two Shale States’ Response(August 3rd, 2011)

Clean Water and Livable Communities: New Report Shows How Communities Support Clean Water and Redevelopment(August 2nd, 2011)

Not Your Typical Cleanup(July 13th, 2011)

Don’t Frack with Jersey(June 30th, 2011)

Then and Now: National River Cleanup History(June 9th, 2011)

Chat live with Secretary Salazar on America’s Great Outdoors, June 10 at 2 p.m. EDT(June 8th, 2011)

Pennsylvania supports Philadelphia plan for green infrastructure(June 8th, 2011)

Reaching Out for Clean Water in Philly(June 2nd, 2011)

Green Infrastructure Moves forward in Congress(May 27th, 2011)

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change(May 26th, 2011)

Most Endangered Rivers Launch Takes Off(May 18th, 2011)

Susquehanna named Most Endangered River in the Nation(May 17th, 2011)

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011(May 17th, 2011)

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2011(May 13th, 2011)

Delaware River Water Withdrawal Needs Public Input(May 7th, 2011)

Maryland Sues Over Natural Gas Contamination of Susquehanna(May 4th, 2011)

Smooth Driving on Green Streets(April 29th, 2011)

Potomac Highlands Implementation Grants Now Available(April 28th, 2011)

Pennsylvania Preparing for Climate Change(April 28th, 2011)

A Green Grid for Clean Water?(April 27th, 2011)

Restoring Clean Water(April 27th, 2011)

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)(April 21st, 2011)

American Rivers selected as Aveda’s Regional Earth Month partner(April 14th, 2011)

FRAC Act Re-introduced in Congress(March 24th, 2011)

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions(March 11th, 2011)

Register for National River Cleanup 2011!(March 7th, 2011)

Tell Your Senators: Don’t Cut Conservation Programs(March 7th, 2011)

Is radioactive water making you glow, or are you just happy to see me?(March 4th, 2011)

New EPA $1.8 million grant program to restore and protect rivers, forests, and clean water throughout Potomac Highlands region(March 1st, 2011)

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history(February 24th, 2011)

Obama prioritizes rivers and blue trails in America’s Great Outdoors(February 16th, 2011)

Preparing States for a Changing Climate: Low-cost strategies for state climate change adaptation planning(February 4th, 2011)

Show Your Love For Water Trails: Join Trails Advocacy Week(February 1st, 2011)

Maryland leads the way in climate preparedness(January 26th, 2011)

Protect our Clean Water Supplies with Green Infrastructure(January 26th, 2011)

Moutaintop removal mine permit revoked: Overdue success for one of American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers(January 25th, 2011)

Good ‘Bad News’ for the Mon(January 13th, 2011)

National River Cleanup in Review(January 10th, 2011)

American Rivers Releases List of 2010 Dam Removals(January 4th, 2011)

Survey Says Water Is More Important than Gas(December 22nd, 2010)

Success on Laurel Hill Creek (MER 2009)(December 13th, 2010)

American Rivers Announces Four Additions to National Board of Directors(December 2nd, 2010)

Stand up for Appalachia!(November 18th, 2010)

Halliburton Strikes Again and Again and Again(November 16th, 2010)

Time for a 21st Century Approach to Flood Management(November 4th, 2010)

American Rivers Announces Removal of Simkins Dam on the Patapsco River(October 21st, 2010)

Free Courses in Pittsburgh: How to Manage a Dam Removal Project (November 9th) and Natural Flood Management (November 10th)(October 15th, 2010)

Not Just a Drop in the Bucket(October 14th, 2010)

Green Infrastructure Making Its Mark from Small Towns to Big Cities(October 7th, 2010)

Demand for Green Infrastructure Projects Higher Than Ever(September 28th, 2010)

Gettin’ Dirty with REI(September 28th, 2010)

Water Bottles Pollute River Clean-up(September 2nd, 2010)

Bids Accepted for Simkins Dam Removal(August 19th, 2010)

NY Senate Votes for Marcellus Moratorium and Shocking PA Study is Reported(August 12th, 2010)

The Best Classrooms are Outside(August 12th, 2010)

The Mad Hatter Resides at ORSANCO(August 11th, 2010)

Shaking Things Up in Marcellus: Drilling Company Announces Voluntary Disclosure of Chemicals(July 20th, 2010)

Going Green for Clean Water(July 16th, 2010)

Oil Spill Reminds Us of the Importance of Our Great Waters(July 14th, 2010)

Good News for #1 Most Endangered River!(July 1st, 2010)

Help Shape the Fracking Study!(July 1st, 2010)

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010(June 2nd, 2010)

Gauley River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2010(June 2nd, 2010)

Monongahela River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(June 2nd, 2010)

The Ten Most Endangered Rivers of 2010 – Plus 22 Success Stories!(June 2nd, 2010)

American Rivers and NOAA Award $159,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey(May 19th, 2010)

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2(May 17th, 2010)

Communities Improving Public Safety through River Restoration(May 5th, 2010)

Green Infrastructure as Modern Art: Sustaining Our Cities(April 20th, 2010)

American Rivers improves safety at Salvation Army camp(April 15th, 2010)

Boston Globe Agrees that the Solution to Hazardous Dams is Removal(March 31st, 2010)

Funding Green Infrastructure in Pennsylvania(March 9th, 2010)

American Rivers Selected as 2010 Orvis Conservation Grantee(March 3rd, 2010)

One year later, Pennsylvania’s clean water benefits from stimulus spending(February 12th, 2010)

One year later, Maryland’s clean water benefits from stimulus spending(February 12th, 2010)

Green Reserve — Water Infrastructure in the Stimulus at One Year(February 12th, 2010)

Virginia bill threatens to put its citizens and local rivers at risk(February 4th, 2010)

American Rivers Announces a New Director of Flood Management Policy(January 25th, 2010)

American Rivers Staff Member, Liz Garland, will speak at a Conference on Pennsylvania and the Stimulus(January 12th, 2010)

Skip the Bag, Save the River(January 5th, 2010)

Dam on West Branch Chester Creek Is Being Removed to Improve Water Quality and Fish Passage(December 17th, 2009)

Several Rivers Move Closer to Permanent Protection(December 17th, 2009)

58 Dams to be Removed in 2009(November 27th, 2009)

American Rivers Applauds Introduction of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act(October 21st, 2009)

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

Uncertain future for Mattawoman Creek, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

Uncertain future for Laurel Hill Creek, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

Program Looks to Turn Dump into Water Trail(October 7th, 2009)

Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Bill Passes the House(September 23rd, 2009)

Press Conference on the Saucon Park Dam Removal to be Held Tomorrow, September 22(September 21st, 2009)

Smethport Dam to be Removed to Restore Tributary of Wild and Scenic Allegheny River(August 27th, 2009)

Saving rivers — and having fun while we’re at it(August 19th, 2009)

Fish Runs, Public Safety will Improve Thanks to a Dam Removal on Jordan Creek(August 13th, 2009)

American Rivers Helps Volunteers Protect Clean Water in Delaware County Neighborhoods(July 28th, 2009)

Greener Streets with Stimulus Money(July 23rd, 2009)

See a Newly Free Flowing Salmon River!(July 16th, 2009)

Fort Covington Dam Removal to Benefit Public Safety, Flood Protection, and Salmon River Fisheries(July 1st, 2009)

American Rivers dam removal project on Patapsco River awarded $4 million in economic stimulus funding(June 30th, 2009)

Major Week for Dam Removals(June 30th, 2009)

Sojourn on the Susquehanna(June 16th, 2009)

The 2009 River Action Day was a Success!(June 3rd, 2009)

American Rivers’ 21st century water solutions highlighted at Congressional hearing in Philadelphia(May 18th, 2009)

Washington D.C. Water Main Break is Example of National Water Infrastructure Problems(May 6th, 2009)

Senate Has Opportunity to Protect Clean Water, Public Health(May 4th, 2009)

New York State Governor Paterson’s New Executive Order May Put Communities at Risk of Dam Failure(April 29th, 2009)

Baltimore water main break is example of national water infrastructure problems(April 28th, 2009)

The 2009 Great River Adventure: Saturday June 27(April 23rd, 2009)

Laurel Hill Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

Mattawoman Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

American Rivers named Outstanding Conservation Organization for 2008(April 6th, 2009)

American Rivers and NOAA Award $290,000 to Restore Rivers and Improve Fish Passage in Six States(March 26th, 2009)

Stimulus funding can improve public health, clean water in Pennsylvania(March 18th, 2009)

The Proof is in the Pudding(March 16th, 2009)

Economic Stimulus and Habitat Restoration(February 19th, 2009)

Fish Passage Projects Mean Money and Jobs(February 4th, 2009)

Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College(January 7th, 2009)

Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland’s Clean Water(January 6th, 2009)

Green Infrastructure Projects in New Jersey Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy(December 17th, 2008)

Green Infrastructure Projects in Pennsylvania Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy(December 17th, 2008)

Green Infrastructure Projects in DC Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy(December 17th, 2008)

Kayaking Promotes Better Health(December 1st, 2008)

American Rivers Opens New Western Pennsylvania Office in Pittsburgh(November 24th, 2008)

64 Dams to be Removed in 2008(November 12th, 2008)

American Rivers Identifies Three Priorities for Sustainable Water Infrastructure in Pennsylvania(October 30th, 2008)

Maryland Can Lead the Way — for Innovative Stormwater Management(October 3rd, 2008)

PA Commission announces Boating Facilities Grant Program(October 2nd, 2008)

Statement on Legislation to Designate the John W. Warner Rapids Above the Former Embrey Dam Site(September 18th, 2008)

New Water Trails Map for Charles County, MD(September 1st, 2008)

Rain Barrel Rewards(June 13th, 2008)

Green Roofs – My Ah-Ha Moment(May 9th, 2008)

Corps of Engineers Deflates Proposed Dam on the Susquehanna River(February 15th, 2008)

Setting Free a Wild & Scenic River in Bucks County(December 10th, 2007)

Two Dams Removed on Cedar Run(October 10th, 2007)

NOAA Awards More Than $800,000 To American Rivers(October 9th, 2007)

300 Years Later, Fish Passage Restored to Pennypack Creek(September 13th, 2007)

Dilapidated Dam Disappearing(September 11th, 2007)

Press Releases

Removal of Dam on Appomattox River to Benefit Native Fish in Virginia

July 11th, 2014|Dams & Dam Removal

Petersburg, Virginia – Work is underway to remove the Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River—with removal of the concrete spillway scheduled to begin on July 15, 2014. As the first obstruction on the river, the Harvell Dam has long been deemed the most cr… Read more »

Statement from American Rivers President Bob Irvin on the Freedom Industries Chemical Spill into the Elk River

January 13th, 2014|Water Pollution

Statement of American Rivers’ President Bob Irvin: “We support the communities that depend on the Elk River for their drinking water and call upon all citizens, industry, and state officials to protect this vital resource. The recent spill of coal-proc… Read more »

South River restoration kicks off this week in Waynesboro

October 21st, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal

South River stream bank before restoration, Waynesboro VA | photo by City of Waynesboro Waynesboro, VA –The City of Waynesboro kicks off its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative this week with stream bank restoration work at Wayne Avenu… Read more »

American Rivers receives $3.57 million from NOAA to restore Patapsco River

August 20th, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington – Maryland’s Patapsco River will soon be healthier for fish and safer for local residents, thanks to a $3.57 million grant awarded by the NOAA Restoration Center to American Rivers. The grant supports the Patapsco River Restoration Project,… Read more »

Groups Petition EPA to Protect Rivers, Coastal Areas From Polluted Runoff

July 10th, 2013|Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage, Urban Rivers, Water Pollution

WASHINGTON, DC — Conservation groups filed petitions today urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exercise its authority to safeguard rivers, lakes, and streams from polluted runoff from existing commercial, industrial, and instituti… Read more »

62 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2012

March 12th, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 62 dams in 2012, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in California, Co… Read more »

EPA and American Rivers Award Additional $300,000 in Grants to Protect and Restore Potomac Highlands Rivers and Lands in West Virginia

January 10th, 2013|

PHILADELPHIA – The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced two additional recipients of  environmental grants to benefit communities, protect and restore habitat, forests, farmland, rivers and clean water in the Potoma… Read more »

Statement from American Rivers President Bob Irvin on the impacts of Hurricane Sandy

October 30th, 2012|Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage

“This was a storm of unprecedented proportion. The images and stories from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are devastating. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who have lost loved ones and have seen their homes damaged or destroyed b… Read more »

Costly and Extreme Bill Would Slow Job Growth, Hurt Business, Harm Communities, and Weaken Environmental Protection

August 15th, 2012|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington – Congress may be on vacation, but that hasn’t stopped Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) from introducing a bill that outlines a radical and potentially destructive vision for American hydropower—a vision that is at odds with mainstream t… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA award $696,692 to restore rivers and fisheries in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon

July 25th, 2012|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Rivers and communities will benefit from nearly $700,000 in grants awarded through the national partnership between American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. This funding will su… Read more »

Senate Passes Flood Insurance Reform

June 29th, 2012|Floods & Floodplains, Water Pollution

Washington – In a win for public safety, taxpayers, and the environment, the Senate and House today passed critical reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.  American Rivers has worked for years to reform the program, which has run up a n… Read more »

American Rivers names America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2012

May 15th, 2012|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C. – With Congress considering drastic cuts to national clean water protections, and rivers nationwide facing threats from natural gas drilling, pollution, and new dams, American Rivers today released its annual list of America… Read more »

Coal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 15th, 2012|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington D.C. – American Rivers named the Coal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat mountaintop removal mining poses to clean water and public health. The announcement of the Coal… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $300,000 grant to reduce flooding, restore forests, and promote local food production in Frostburg

April 12th, 2012|Floods & Floodplains, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a multi-faced sustainability project in Frostburg, MD will receive a $300,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $250,000 grant to protect Adams County forests and clean water

April 12th, 2012|Floods & Floodplains, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a forest and clean water protection effort in Adams County, PA will receive a $250,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and resto… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $300,000 grant to protect and restore forests in West Virginia

April 12th, 2012|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a forest protection and restoration effort in Randolph County, WV will receive a $300,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and re… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $150,000 grant to protect land and clean water in the Shenandoah Valley

April 12th, 2012|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a land and clean water protection effort in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley will receive a $150,000 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to p… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $209,244 grant to restore Peyton Creek and beautify City of Staunton

April 12th, 2012|Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a creek restoration project in Staunton, VA will receive a $209,244 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Po… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $163,875 grant to revitalize Waynesboro riverfront

April 12th, 2012|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a riverfront revitalization effort in Waynesboro, VA will receive a $163,875 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers… Read more »

EPA and American Rivers Award $1.37 Million in Grants to Restore Potomac Highlands Rivers, Clean Water

April 12th, 2012|Water Pollution

FROSTBURG, MD – The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Marylan… Read more »

American Rivers receives $1 million to Restore Rivers and Clean Water in PA and GA

August 3rd, 2011|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers today announced the receipt of a $1 million, three year grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to protect and restore rivers and clean water, which are vital to the health and well-being of all Americans. America… Read more »

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change

May 26th, 2011|Climate Change, Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, D.C. – With floodwaters still threatening Mississippi River communities, American Rivers today released a report detailing the policy changes needed to protect communities from floods and other effects of climate change. The report re… Read more »

Susquehanna named Most Endangered River in the Nation

May 17th, 2011|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C. – For the second year in a row, the most endangered river in the United States is a victim of natural gas drilling and the environmental hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” accordin… Read more »

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011

May 17th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Fracking, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – With floodwaters swelling the Mississippi River to historic levels and rivers nationwide at risk from gas drilling, sewage pollution, and other threats, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endan… Read more »

Potomac Highlands Implementation Grants Now Available

April 28th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – American Rivers is seeking proposals for a variety of projects aimed at protecting and restoring the Potomac Highlands, the headwaters of the river that flows through our nation’s capital, as part of its partnership with th… Read more »

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)

April 21st, 2011|National River Cleanup

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the kickoff of National River Cleanup™, now in its 20th year. The program, which mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volun… Read more »

American Rivers selected as Aveda’s Regional Earth Month partner

April 14th, 2011|

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading  organization fighting to protect and restore rivers, will benefit from funds raised by Aveda stores, salons, and institutes  across the mid-Atlantic region during Earth Month.  Participating… Read more »

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions

March 11th, 2011|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC – As heavy rains swell rivers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, American Rivers today released a report stressing the urgent need for flood protection solutions that safeguard communities and save taxpayer dollars. The report,… Read more »

New EPA $1.8 million grant program to restore and protect rivers, forests, and clean water throughout Potomac Highlands region

March 1st, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Rivers and communities throughout parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia stand to benefit from a $1.8 million grant announced today by American Rivers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’… Read more »

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history

February 24th, 2011|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Just after 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed arguably the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history.  H.R. 1, which would fund the government through the rest of federal Fiscal Year 2011, eviscerates p… Read more »

American Rivers Releases List of 2010 Dam Removals

January 4th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington DC – American Rivers, the leading conservation organization fighting for healthy rivers so communities can thrive, today announced its annual list of 60 dams that were removed in 2010, benefitting hundreds of miles of rivers nationwide… Read more »

American Rivers Announces Four Additions to National Board of Directors

December 2nd, 2010|

(Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that it has added four new members to its national board of directors. The new directors bring a wealth of expertise and diversity of experience to American Rivers, the leading organization fight… Read more »

American Rivers Announces Removal of Simkins Dam on the Patapsco River

October 21st, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

Patapsco Valley State Park, MD – American Rivers is proud to announce the removal of the Simkins dam on the Patapsco River. This removal is part of a watershed effort to remove at least three dams on the Patapsco. Removal of the Union Dam upstrea… Read more »

Demand for Green Infrastructure Projects Higher Than Ever

September 28th, 2010|Climate Change, Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC – A new report issued by American Rivers analyzes how the $1.2 billion of green water infrastructure funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent. According to a new report, “Putting Green to Work:… Read more »

Bids Accepted for Simkins Dam Removal

August 19th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington DC – American Rivers is pleased to announce that we are accepting bids for the removal of the Simkins Dam on the Patapsco River in Ellicott City, Maryland. We have been working with Friends of the Patapsco Valley State Park, National Oceanic… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010

June 2nd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC — American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and a… Read more »

Gauley River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2010

June 2nd, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Mountaintop removal coal mining could spell the end to the clean water, fish and wildlife and world-famous recreation on the Gauley River, unless decision makers take immediate action. This threat landed the Gauley in the number… Read more »

Monongahela River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

June 2nd, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, DC — The drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people is at risk from toxic pollution created by natural gas extraction in the Monongahela River Basin. This threat landed the Monongahela in the number nine spot in America’… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Award $159,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

May 19th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – Rivers and fisheries in Pennsylvania will benefit from $159,000 in grants from American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. Grants available through the partnership between Am… Read more »

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2

May 17th, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers

(Washington, DC) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, will release “America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2010 Edition” on June 2. The annual report spotlights the ten most imperiled rivers… Read more »

Communities Improving Public Safety through River Restoration

May 5th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC – American Rivers today released the new film, “Restoring America’s Rivers: Preparing for the Future,” which tells the inspiring story of how community leaders around the country are improving public safety and so… Read more »

American Rivers improves safety at Salvation Army camp

April 15th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

(Pittsburgh) –  American Rivers is improving safety at the Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny by removing the unsafe Fairless Murray Dam. The dam has been a safety hazard for young campers for years, and has claimed several lives. Removing the… Read more »

American Rivers Selected as 2010 Orvis Conservation Grantee

March 3rd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, has been awarded the 2010 Conservation Grant from Orvis, the oldest mail-order company in the United States.  Since 1856, Orvis has been outfitting cust… Read more »

One year later, Pennsylvania’s clean water benefits from stimulus spending

February 12th, 2010|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Communities across Pennsylvania are reaping the benefits of federal economic stimulus funds, one year after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. American Rivers helped secure the $6 billion… Read more »

One year later, Maryland’s clean water benefits from stimulus spending

February 12th, 2010|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Communities across Maryland are reaping the benefits of federal economic stimulus funds, one year after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. American Rivers helped secure the $6 billion for… Read more »

American Rivers Announces a New Director of Flood Management Policy

January 25th, 2010|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC — American Rivers announced today that it has hired a new Director of Flood Management Policy: Shana Udvardy. Udvardy will work with Members of Congress, relevant government agencies, and other decision-makers to advocate for 21st Centu… Read more »

American Rivers Staff Member, Liz Garland, will speak at a Conference on Pennsylvania and the Stimulus

January 12th, 2010|Water Pollution

Harrisburg ­– Liz Garland, the Associate Director of the Clean Water Program for American Rivers, will be speaking this Friday at a conference analyzing the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Pennsylvania and proposin… Read more »

Dam on West Branch Chester Creek Is Being Removed to Improve Water Quality and Fish Passage

December 17th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Aston Township, PA – Removal of a dam on West Branch Chester Creek, part of the Delaware Estuary watershed, began today.   Reporters who are interested in visiting the site should contact Sara Strassman (see above).  The 10-foot tall and 90-foot… Read more »

58 Dams to be Removed in 2009

November 27th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today released its annual list of 58 dams in 16 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2009. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities across the country have the opportunity… Read more »

American Rivers Applauds Introduction of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act

October 21st, 2009|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – American Rivers today applauded Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) for his strong efforts to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by introducing legislation that provides enforceable deadlines for meeting clean water goals for the Chesapea… Read more »

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC – Six months after American Rivers released America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2009 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, the A… Read more »

Uncertain future for Mattawoman Creek, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Maryland — Six months after American Rivers named Mattawoman Creek one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM for 2009, the future of the river’s protection from overdevelopment pressures still hangs in the balance. The Maryland Department… Read more »

Uncertain future for Laurel Hill Creek, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Pennsylvania – Six months after American Rivers named Laurel Hill Creek one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2009, the future of the river’s protection from excessive water withdrawals still hangs in the balance. Laurel Hill Creek w… Read more »

Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Bill Passes the House

September 23rd, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington – West Virginia’s Elk River came one step closer to permanent protection yesterday, when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3113, the Upper Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Act.  American Rivers, building on its success with… Read more »

Press Conference on the Saucon Park Dam Removal to be Held Tomorrow, September 22

September 21st, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Bethlehem, PA – The mayor of Bethlehem, John B. Callahan, will hold a press conference concerning the removal of the Saucon Park Dam tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at 1:00 pm at Saucon Park. (Directions are at the end of this release.) The Sauc… Read more »

Smethport Dam to be Removed to Restore Tributary of Wild and Scenic Allegheny River

August 27th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Pittsburgh, PA – The Smethport Dam, located on Blacksmith Run west of Smethport, Pennsylvania, will be removed next week to improve public safety and fish passage and to restore a tributary of the Wild and Scenic Allegheny River. American Rivers … Read more »

Fish Runs, Public Safety will Improve Thanks to a Dam Removal on Jordan Creek

August 13th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Camp Hill, PA – Preliminary work began today to remove a dam on Jordan Creek just upstream from Allentown, Pennsylvania in South Whitehall Township.  American Rivers is working with the dam owner, GEO Specialty Chemicals, to remove the 90 foot lo… Read more »

American Rivers Helps Volunteers Protect Clean Water in Delaware County Neighborhoods

July 28th, 2009|Stormwater & Sewage

Delaware County, PA — Volunteers working at homes in Lansdowne, Darby, and Yeadon Boroughs will help protect Darby Creek as part of a major project to revitalize the community. American Rivers, Community Action Agency of Delaware County, and the Delaw… Read more »

Fort Covington Dam Removal to Benefit Public Safety, Flood Protection, and Salmon River Fisheries

July 1st, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Visit our Flickr page to view images of the dam Fort Covington, NY – A major river restoration project in the state of New York is underway this week, with the removal of the outdated and unsafe Fort Covington Dam on the Salmon River, a tributary… Read more »

American Rivers dam removal project on Patapsco River awarded $4 million in economic stimulus funding

June 30th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Visit our Flickr page to view Images of the Patapsco and the dams mentioned below.  Washington, DC — American Rivers will receive more than $4 million in economic stimulus funds to undertake what will be one of Maryland’s largest river rest… Read more »

American Rivers’ 21st century water solutions highlighted at Congressional hearing in Philadelphia

May 18th, 2009|Water Pollution

Philadelphia – Building on recent success securing an unprecedented $6 billion for clean water and green infrastructure in the federal economic recovery package, American Rivers testified today at a Congressional Field Hearing in Philadelphia to demon… Read more »

Washington D.C. Water Main Break is Example of National Water Infrastructure Problems

May 6th, 2009|

Washington, DC – The water main break that flooded southern Adams Morgan is an example of broader water infrastructure problems nationwide, American Rivers said today. “Unfortunately, this disaster is part of a larger trend,” said Reb… Read more »

Senate Has Opportunity to Protect Clean Water, Public Health

May 4th, 2009|Water Pollution

(Washington, DC) – Every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage foul America’s waters and threaten public health, but most people have no idea that these spills occur in their local rivers and streams. Today… Read more »

New York State Governor Paterson’s New Executive Order May Put Communities at Risk of Dam Failure

April 29th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Albany– An Executive Order (EO-17), recently signed by New York’s Governor David Paterson, to relieve property taxes could result in increased dam failures in communities statewide.  Per the order, the critical responsibilities of governmental d… Read more »

Baltimore water main break is example of national water infrastructure problems

April 28th, 2009|

Washington, DC – The water main break that flooded downtown Baltimore is an example of broader water infrastructure problems nationwide, American Rivers said today. “Unfortunately, this disaster is part of a larger trend,” said Rebecca Wod… Read more »

Laurel Hill Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 7th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington— Laurel Hill Creek, a key stream in the Youghiogheny watershed and a source of clean drinking water could soon have its unique character destroyed by excessive water withdrawals. This threat landed Laurel Hill Creek in the number seven… Read more »

Mattawoman Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 7th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Stormwater & Sewage

Indian Head, MD — One of the Chesapeake Bay’s few remaining healthy streams could soon be seriously degraded if a plan to build a major highway moves forward.  This threat landed Mattawoman Creek in the number four spot in America’s M… Read more »

American Rivers named Outstanding Conservation Organization for 2008

April 6th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

(Camp Hill, PA) –  American Rivers was named Outstanding Conservation Organization for 2008 today by the Berks County Conservation District. The award recognizes the work of American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization,… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Award $290,000 to Restore Rivers and Improve Fish Passage in Six States

March 26th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

 Washington, D.C. – Rivers and fisheries nationwide are getting a boost, thanks to a partnership between American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restora… Read more »

Stimulus funding can improve public health, clean water in Pennsylvania

March 18th, 2009|Water Pollution

(Washington, DC) – Pennsylvania is ready to take a big step forward into the 21st century.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has made available $45 million in funding in the form of a set-aside for green infrastructure, a… Read more »

Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College

January 7th, 2009|Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution

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 present… Read more »

Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland’s Clean Water

January 6th, 2009|Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution

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, Ameri… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in New Jersey Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy

December 17th, 2008|

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC – Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulatin… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in Pennsylvania Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy

December 17th, 2008|Stormwater & Sewage

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC – Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulatin… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in DC Would Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy

December 17th, 2008|

Visit www.americanrivers.org/readytogoprojects for project details Visit www.americanrivers.org/greeninfrastructure for information on water infrastructure and economic stimulus Washington, DC — Green infrastructure projects are critical to stimulatin… Read more »

American Rivers Opens New Western Pennsylvania Office in Pittsburgh

November 24th, 2008|Water Pollution

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… Read more »

64 Dams to be Removed in 2008

November 12th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today released its list of 64 dams in 14 states that have been removed or are slated for removal in 2008. Thanks to the removal of these outdated dams, communities in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mi… Read more »

American Rivers Identifies Three Priorities for Sustainable Water Infrastructure in Pennsylvania

October 30th, 2008|

Camp Hill, PA – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today released three priorities for clean water and sustainable water infrastructure in Pennsylvania. American Rivers issued the priorities in anticipation of… Read more »

Statement on Legislation to Designate the John W. Warner Rapids Above the Former Embrey Dam Site

September 18th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved legislation to honor the legacy of one of its own. S. 3482, a bill to designate the rapid above the former Embrey Dam site on the Rappahannock River af… Read more »

Corps of Engineers Deflates Proposed Dam on the Susquehanna River

February 15th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Wilkes-Barre, PA — The Susquehanna River, which was named by American Rivers as the Most Endangered River in America in 2005, will remain free-flowing thanks to the denial of a federal permit to construct an inflatable dam on the river. The Army… Read more »

Setting Free a Wild & Scenic River in Bucks County

December 10th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Pipersville, PA— Communities in the Delaware River Valley will soon have a free flowing river in their own backyards to enjoy. Today, crews will begin removing an outdated and dilapidated dam on Tohickon Creek, home to High Rocks Vista. The dam l… Read more »

Two Dams Removed on Cedar Run

October 10th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Lower Allen Township, PA— Better days are ahead for Cedar Run.  This week two dilapidated small dams were removed on the tributary to the Yellow Breeches.  Their removal will transform the area into a vibrant fishery, and water quality will soon… Read more »

NOAA Awards More Than $800,000 To American Rivers

October 9th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC—The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and American Rivers announced an $800,355 grant to renew their joint effort to restore streams and rivers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, North… Read more »

300 Years Later, Fish Passage Restored to Pennypack Creek

September 13th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Philadelphia, PA—Following the wave of momentum created by the removal of three dams on Pennypack Creek, the Philadelphia Water Department will begin construction of a rock ramp fishway over one of the utility lines in Pennypack Park this week.  Once… Read more »

Dilapidated Dam Disappearing

September 11th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Boiling Springs, PA— A dangerous and decaying dam on the Yellow Breeches Creek is about to disappear, and will soon be replaced with a beautiful free flowing stream and a reconnected fishery.  Work to remove the Wittlinger Dam began this week, an… Read more »