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

A Tale of Two Dams(August 13th, 2014)

Number Nine for Conemaugh(August 7th, 2014)

What’s Happening Next on Town Brook?(July 17th, 2014)

River Rebirth: Removing Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River(July 7th, 2014)

11 Projects to Watch: Dam Removal Construction Season Kicks Off(July 7th, 2014)

Migratory Fish and the Dollars They Bring(May 13th, 2014)

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Migratory Fish(May 8th, 2014)

Celebrating River Herring with Another Dam Removal in Plymouth(April 25th, 2014)

HR3189 Sucks Rivers Dry – Here’s Why You Should Care(February 3rd, 2014)

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

A Thanksgiving Dam Removal(November 27th, 2013)

Dam Removal on the Battenkill: Good News for Wild Trout(November 1st, 2013)

30 Years on the Beaverkill: A Personal Look into one of America’s Most Legendary Fly Fishing Rivers(September 23rd, 2013)

Cleaning Up the Winooski with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.(September 9th, 2013)

Mill River returned to its streambed as Whittenton Dam removed(August 13th, 2013)

Whittenton Dam Removal Begins in Taunton(July 19th, 2013)

American Rivers working with American Museum of Fly Fishing(July 12th, 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)

The Fish are Back!(April 19th, 2013)

Finding the connection on Amethyst Brook(April 9th, 2013)

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

River Impossible: The Hazard of Whittenton Dam and the Mill River Restoration(February 26th, 2013)

Rebuilding Better in New York(February 11th, 2013)

Much Ado About Flooding – Using Green Infrastructure to Reduce A Growing Problem(January 3rd, 2013)

Investing in Resilient Infrastructure after Superstorm Sandy(December 13th, 2012)

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

A Bad Day for Mountaintop Removal is a Good Day for Rivers(November 16th, 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(October 27th, 2012)

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Generation X Series(October 8th, 2012)

Why Clean Rivers?(October 6th, 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)

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

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

8th Annual Winooski River Cleanup with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(August 15th, 2012)

Hopewell Mills Dam Removal Begins in Taunton(August 10th, 2012)

Sewer Line Breaks, Dumping Raw Sewage in the Hudson(August 10th, 2012)

Keeping the Delaware Free(July 29th, 2012)

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

Sewage Right To Know Passes In New York(June 27th, 2012)

Manheim & American Rivers Clean Up the Conestoga River(June 19th, 2012)

A New Chapter For The Penobscot River(June 11th, 2012)

Manheim And American Rivers Clean Up The Conestoga River(June 9th, 2012)

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

Removing Dufresnse Dam on the Battenkill will restore trout habitat(May 1st, 2012)

Removing Briggsville Dam restores North Branch Hoosic River (MA)(April 30th, 2012)

Removing Spoonville Dam to restore Farmington River(April 27th, 2012)

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

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

Are You Swimming in Sewage?(February 28th, 2012)

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

Protecting Rivers in NY from Fracking(January 6th, 2012)

Busy Week for Natural Gas Across the Country(December 19th, 2011)

Preparing for Climate Change: Massachusetts(December 15th, 2011)

Better stream crossings make for safer roads during storms(December 12th, 2011)

Giving Thanks – for Fresh Food and Clean Water(November 29th, 2011)

Desperate Alewives(November 4th, 2011)

The Anatomy of a Dam Failure(October 31st, 2011)

Reduce, Reuse, RecycleIt Even Applies to Dams!(October 17th, 2011)

How We Manage and Recover from Flooding(October 12th, 2011)

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

Connecting Communities to Their River(September 27th, 2011)

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

National Fracking Call Day(September 13th, 2011)

Extreme Weather and Climate Change?(September 9th, 2011)

Fracking in a Floodplain(September 9th, 2011)

How Dams Are Removed(September 8th, 2011)

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

Contaminants in Your Clams?(August 22nd, 2011)

Northeast dam removals bringing river back to life this summer(August 18th, 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)

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

Sewage spill in NY’s Hudson River(July 22nd, 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)

Removing the Briggsville Dam: A win-win-win for dam owner, community, and the river.(June 3rd, 2011)

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

Susquehanna Listing Sparks Oversight Controversy(May 19th, 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)

Department of Environmental Protection Fines Chesapeake Energy More Than $1 Million(May 17th, 2011)

Delaware Commission Delays Permit for Frack Water Withdrawal(May 12th, 2011)

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

Smooth Driving on Green Streets(April 29th, 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)

Getting the Full Story on the Towanda Fracking Spill(April 21st, 2011)

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

It’s Time to Tell Regulators to Protect the Delaware River(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)

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

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

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

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

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

Restoring a brook that sustained the Pilgrims(November 8th, 2010)

Briggsville Dam Breached, Removal Underway(November 4th, 2010)

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

Dam Removal Saves Jobs in Rural Community(October 7th, 2010)

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

Make the most of the final days of summer — 4 cool rivers to visit on a hot day.(August 12th, 2010)

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

Lessons Learned from Contentious Dam Removals(July 14th, 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)

Upper Delaware Named America’s Most Endangered River(June 2nd, 2010)

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

Sneak Preview of an Endangered River Success: The Penobscot(May 28th, 2010)

American Rivers and NOAA Award $300,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in the Northeast(May 19th, 2010)

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

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

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

Long Term Solution Needed for Hathaway Pond Dam(March 19th, 2010)

A 21st century flood management strategy for New Jersey(March 16th, 2010)

Unsafe Dams Threaten Communities Nationwide(March 8th, 2010)

Forge Pond Dam Breach is a Wake Up Call for Dam Owners(February 26th, 2010)

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

Public Information Meeting to be Held on January 26 Concerning Green River Restoration Project(January 21st, 2010)

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

Get Money for your Dam Removal Project(November 5th, 2009)

American Rivers names Augusta, ME one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities(September 17th, 2009)

American Rivers names Boston one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities(September 17th, 2009)

American Rivers names Staten Island one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities(September 17th, 2009)

Manhattan water main break is example of national water infrastructure problems(August 7th, 2009)

Bronson Brook Stream Restoration Press Event This Friday(July 15th, 2009)

Kennebec River Reborn 10 Years After Dam Removal(June 30th, 2009)

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

The 10th Anniversary of the Edwards Dam Removal on Maine’s Kennebec River(June 22nd, 2009)

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Maine’s Edwards Dam Removal(June 11th, 2009)

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

Salmon restoration event to take place on the Green River on Tuesday, April 28(April 23rd, 2009)

Our Latest Wild and Scenic River on its Way to Passage!(April 11th, 2009)

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law(March 30th, 2009)

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

Today is a Day to Celebrate(March 25th, 2009)

Maxwell Pond Dam Comes Down(March 3rd, 2009)

The Maxwell Pond Dam on Black Brook to be Removed(February 25th, 2009)

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

Smart Infrastructure Investments Will Boost Jobs, Quality of Life(February 9th, 2009)

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

1,000 Miles of Rivers in Seven States to be Protected as Wild and Scenic(January 15th, 2009)

State and Non-Profit Partners Complete Restoration of Bronson Brook in Worthington, MA(December 29th, 2008)

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

Good News on St. Lawrence River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008(December 11th, 2008)

Uncertain Future for Allagash River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008(December 11th, 2008)

Musconetcong Watershed Association Wins Governor’s Award(November 14th, 2008)

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

Northern Forest Canoe Trail 2008 Auction Opens!(November 12th, 2008)

Fort Covington Dam Removal to Benefit Public Safety, Flood Protection, and Fisheries(November 11th, 2008)

Fall for Restoration(September 30th, 2008)

Vermont’s Missisquoi and Trout Rivers One Step Closer to Permanent Protection(September 11th, 2008)

Penobscot Project Surpasses a Major Milestone(August 25th, 2008)

Statement on the Penobscot River Restoration in Maine(August 21st, 2008)

Merrimack Village Dam Removal to Begin Next Week(August 1st, 2008)

Taunton River Wild and Scenic Bill Passes House(July 17th, 2008)

Fort Halifax Dam Removal Begins this Week(July 16th, 2008)

Flying Fish(May 20th, 2008)

Shell Shocked(May 12th, 2008)

Connecticut’s Eightmile River Protected Forever(May 8th, 2008)

Have you ever heard of a herring warden?(May 1st, 2008)

Two Outstanding Rivers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of(April 28th, 2008)

Senate Approves Permanent Protection for Eightmile River(April 10th, 2008)

Kay Henry named L.L. Bean Outdoor Hero(February 25th, 2008)

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

Press Releases

Whittenton Dam Removal Begins in Taunton

July 19th, 2013|Dams & Dam Removal

TAUNTON, MA – Eight years after a near-tragedy brought public attention to this dilapidated structure, the Whittenton Dam is being removed, both to ensure public safety and to restore the ecological health of the Mill River. “River restorat… 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 »

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 »

Hopewell Mills Dam Removal Begins in Taunton

August 10th, 2012|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

TAUNTON, MA – Excavators today began chipping away at concrete that has held back the Mill River for decades. Within days, the impoundment behind the Hopewell Mills Dam will drop, and the river will begin to transform, opening up fish and wildlif… 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 »

Manheim And American Rivers Clean Up The Conestoga River

June 9th, 2012|National River Cleanup

ATLANTA – As part of its local community efforts and commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania teamed up with American Rivers on Saturday, June 9 to clean the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park. More than 100 Manheim employee… 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 »

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 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 »

Briggsville Dam Breached, Removal Underway

November 4th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Clarksburg, MA – American Rivers is proud to announce the breaching of the 15 foot high and 200 foot long Briggsville Dam in the town of Clarksburg, Massachusetts. American Rivers has contributed vital financial and technical support to this proj… Read more »

Dam Removal Saves Jobs in Rural Community

October 7th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Clarksburg, MA – With the help of U.S. Rep. John Olver, federal funding has been secured to remove the 15 foot high and 200 foot long Briggsville Dam in the town of Clarksburg, Massachusetts. Removal of the outdated dam will help the owner, Casca… 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 »

Upper Delaware Named America’s Most Endangered River

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

Washington, DC — The Upper Delaware River, the drinking water source for 17 million people across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is at risk from shale fracking for natural gas, a process  that poisons groundwater and creates toxic pollutio… Read more »

American Rivers and NOAA Award $300,000 to Restore Rivers and Fisheries in the Northeast

May 19th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Washington, DC – Rivers and fisheries in the Northeast will benefit from over $300,000 in grants from American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. Grants available through the partnership betw… 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 »

Long Term Solution Needed for Hathaway Pond Dam

March 19th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains

(Rochester, MA) – American Rivers today praised the work of public safety officials from the Town of Rochester, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety to prevent the failure of Hathaway Pond Dam in Roc… Read more »

A 21st century flood management strategy for New Jersey

March 16th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains

(Washington, DC) –  American Rivers voiced support today for efforts to help communities across New Jersey recover from recent floods and released a three point plan to prevent dangerous and damaging floods in the future.  “While we need to… Read more »

Forge Pond Dam Breach is a Wake Up Call for Dam Owners

February 26th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

(Northampton, MA) – American Rivers today called the breach of the Forge Pond Dam in Freetown a wake up call for dam owners statewide. The 300 year old dam is one of the most unsafe dams in Massachusetts. It breached last night, threatening nearby home… 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 »

Public Information Meeting to be Held on January 26 Concerning Green River Restoration Project

January 21st, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal

Greenfield, MA – On Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00 PM at the Greenfield High School (1 Lenox St.) the public is invited to learn more about the restoration project on the Green River and offer comments on the preliminary designs and historic issues… 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 names Augusta, ME one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

September 17th, 2009|Climate Change

Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Augusta, Maine as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. The city was chosen for its improvement of rive… Read more »

American Rivers names Boston one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

September 17th, 2009|Climate Change

Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Boston as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. Boston was chosen for its cost-saving natural flood pro… Read more »

American Rivers names Staten Island one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

September 17th, 2009|Climate Change

Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Staten Island as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. The city was chosen for its innovative managemen… Read more »

Bronson Brook Stream Restoration Press Event This Friday

July 15th, 2009|

Worthington, MA – This Friday, July 17, at 12:00 reporters are invited to visit a successful stream restoration project on Bronson Brook. Staff from American Rivers, The Nature Conservancy, and the Town of Worthington will be onsite as they study… Read more »

Kennebec River Reborn 10 Years After Dam Removal

June 30th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

American Rivers * Atlantic Salmon Federation * Natural Resources Council of Maine * Trout Unlimited and its Kennebec Valley Chapter Augusta, ME – State, federal and local officials and conservation leaders gathered on the bank of the Kennebec Riv… Read more »

The 10th Anniversary of the Edwards Dam Removal on Maine’s Kennebec River

June 22nd, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

American Rivers * Natural Resources Council of Maine * Trout Unlimited* Atlantic Salmon Federation Augusta, ME – State, Federal, and local officials, along with conservation leaders, will gather on the bank of the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine… Read more »

Salmon restoration event to take place on the Green River on Tuesday, April 28

April 23rd, 2009|

Greenfield, MA – Over 100,000 young Atlantic salmon will be released by the Massachusetts Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Green River on Tuesday, April 28th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Reporters and photographers are invited t… Read more »

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law

March 30th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – American Rivers applauded President Barack Obama today for signing into the law the second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 designates 86 new Wild and Scenic Rivers… 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 »

The Maxwell Pond Dam on Black Brook to be Removed

February 25th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Manchester, NH — The City of Manchester is taking an important step toward fostering a more resilient community this week as construction begins on the removal of the Maxwell Pond Dam on Black Brook. Reporters are invited to view the removal of t… Read more »

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

January 15th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

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 Ma… Read more »

State and Non-Profit Partners Complete Restoration of Bronson Brook in Worthington, MA

December 29th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

BOSTON – A Worthington road closed for five years due to an October 2003 flood reopened this week thanks to a multi-partner brook restoration effort led by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Riverways Program.  In addition to r… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in New York 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 »

Good News on St. Lawrence River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the St. Lawrence River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, there is new hope for the River’s future.  This fall, thanks to thousands of comment letters fro… Read more »

Uncertain Future for Allagash River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC —  Eight months after American Rivers named the Allagash River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, the future of the river’s Wild and Scenic protections still hangs in the balance. The Allagash Wild… 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 »

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

November 11th, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Fort Covington, NY – A major river restoration project in the state of New York begins this week, with the removal of the outdated and unsafe Fort Covington Dam on the Salmon River. “This is a significant project for communities in the Salmon Ri… Read more »

Vermont’s Missisquoi and Trout Rivers One Step Closer to Permanent Protection

September 11th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC — A bill to study the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers for potential designation as Wild and Scenic Rivers passed the House this evening with bi-partisan support, putting the rivers one step closer to permanent protection in the National Wil… Read more »

Statement on the Penobscot River Restoration in Maine

August 21st, 2008|Dams & Dam Removal

Press Release from the Penobscot River Restoration Trust (PDF) Washington, DC — Today is a historic turning point for the Penobscot River and its communities. It is exciting to enter the next phase of this project one of the most important river resto… Read more »

Taunton River Wild and Scenic Bill Passes House

July 17th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC –  A bill to designate the Taunton River as a Wild and Scenic River passed the House last night with bi-partisan support, putting the Taunton on track to become the fifth Wild and Scenic River in Massachusetts. All ten communities along… Read more »

Connecticut’s Eightmile River Protected Forever

May 8th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC —The Eightmile River will now be protected forever, after being added to the Wild and Scenic River System with a few strokes of President Bush’s pen.  The bill, which was included in a large package of natural resources bills… Read more »

Senate Approves Permanent Protection for Eightmile River

April 10th, 2008|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, D.C. — One of the ecological jewels of Connecticut is now one step closer to being protected forever. As part of the larger package of natural resources bills (S.2739), the Senate has voted 91-4 to permanently protect the Eightmile Ri… 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 »