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Anglers Fund Conservation Update Part 4 – Southwest/Southeast(October 3rd, 2014)

Big Wins for Rivers in the Southeast(August 12th, 2014)

Hometown Rivers Caught on Film(August 7th, 2014)

Legislature takes major step to secure reliable clean water supplies(August 1st, 2014)

North Carolina Budget Provides Funding to Clean Up Polluted Stormwater(July 31st, 2014)

State Court Ruling Clarifies All Georgia Waters Protected by Buffers(July 21st, 2014)

Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate(July 17th, 2014)

Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate(July 17th, 2014)

Restoring Rivers and Protecting Small Streams: The Life of an American Rivers Intern(July 11th, 2014)

Moving forward for a healthy Flint River(July 8th, 2014)

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

Can Carolina Bays Make the Cut?(June 20th, 2014)

Haw River Cleanup Funding in North Carolina House Budget(June 13th, 2014)

Transforming A Forgotten Creek Into A Community Treasure(June 4th, 2014)

Haw River Reconnection(May 12th, 2014)

University of Alabama Faces More Pressure to Protect Drinking Water for Greater Birmingham(April 23rd, 2014)

The Endangered Haw River – Past and Present(April 17th, 2014)

Saving the Edisto River(April 16th, 2014)

South Fork Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

Haw River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

South Carolina’s Ashley River Blue Trail(April 7th, 2014)

A Southeastern Gem: The Ashley River Blue Trail(April 2nd, 2014)

Water Loss Auditing – How To Save Water And Improve Water Utility Revenues(March 28th, 2014)

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View!(March 13th, 2014)

Progress on Coal Ash in North Carolina(March 7th, 2014)

Carolina Coal Ash Liability- Tell South Carolina to Protect Drinking Water!(March 7th, 2014)

Keeping Georgia’s Flint River flowing helps native shoal bass(March 6th, 2014)

Snail Darter Politics(February 24th, 2014)

Unneeded Dam on First Broad River Turned Back(February 21st, 2014)

Southeast Dam Removals a Win for Wildlife in 2013(February 11th, 2014)

Dan River- coal ash spill one of the worst in history(February 6th, 2014)

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

Waccamaw River Blue Trail: Enhancing Ecotourism Along The Grand Strand(January 30th, 2014)

Meet Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Coordinator at American Rivers(January 24th, 2014)

Cleaning up the St. Johns River with Cox Conserves(January 3rd, 2014)

What I Want for Christmas: A Bag of Rocks(December 20th, 2013)

A Big Win on the Little River: Smitherman’s Dam Removal(November 18th, 2013)

Black Warrior River Mining Petition Denied in Flawed Decision(November 5th, 2013)

Growing Green Roofs in Triad(October 25th, 2013)

Black Warrior River One Step Closer To Clean Water Protections(October 18th, 2013)

The Fight for the Flint Goes On(October 10th, 2013)

Coal Ash Contamination on Catawba Increases(October 9th, 2013)

Building partnerships to remove barriers on the Uwharrie River(October 4th, 2013)

Revive the Coosa: Balancing Energy and Health(September 11th, 2013)

Three Rivers, a National Treasure, and the ‘Water War’ that Refuses to End(September 5th, 2013)

Forest to Faucets: A New Model for Forest Management(September 4th, 2013)

7000 Reasons to Remove a Small, Outdated Dam(August 30th, 2013)

VIDEO: Improving hydropower dams benefits rivers(August 12th, 2013)

Conservation Groups Urge Stronger Protections for Alabama’s Coosa River as Federal License is Reissued for Hydroelectric Dams(July 22nd, 2013)

Hearing to Protect Birmingham’s Drinking Water(June 17th, 2013)

Waccamaw: Paddling with a Community(June 11th, 2013)

and justice for all’: In Continued Opposition to the Shepherd Bend Mine(May 29th, 2013)

First 2013 Anglers Fund Trip: Saluda River, SC(May 28th, 2013)

It’s a Matter of Pride. School Pride.(May 15th, 2013)

Our New Report on Restoring Healthy Flows in Georgia’s Upper Flint River(April 30th, 2013)

Save the Solitude of Shepherd Bend(April 25th, 2013)

Response to Duke Energy’s Statement on the Catawba River Coal Ash Ponds(April 24th, 2013)

Cleanup the Coal Ash!(April 24th, 2013)

Preserving Green Space and Protecting the Flint River(April 22nd, 2013)

Catawba River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 17th, 2013)

Anxiously Eyeing the Skies in the Sunny South(April 12th, 2013)

Stepping back in time on the Loxahatchee River(March 25th, 2013)

The Last Wild River(March 20th, 2013)

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

City of Atlanta moving ahead with Green Infrastructure(March 1st, 2013)

Success on South Carolina’s Saluda(February 12th, 2013)

Great News for the Green River!(February 4th, 2013)

Clean Water Supplies Through Green Infrastructure(January 21st, 2013)

Urban Waters: New Study Highlights the Impacts of Urban Development on Streams(December 19th, 2012)

Removing the Milburnie Dam, Neuse River, North Carolina(December 4th, 2012)

Reducing Flooding and Cleaning Water in Columbia, South Carolina(November 28th, 2012)

Little River Reservoir Stopped!(November 26th, 2012)

Blue Trails Boost Local Economies(November 7th, 2012)

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

The Clean Water Act Through the Generations: Baby Boomers Generation, Pt. 3(October 17th, 2012)

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

Fishing with Dad(October 3rd, 2012)

Fishing with Dad(October 3rd, 2012)

Second of Two Dam Removals near Troy, North Carolina(September 20th, 2012)

Two NC Dam Removals, Two Days(September 13th, 2012)

Register today for Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Workshop – October 13, 2012(September 12th, 2012)

Two NC Dam Removals, Two Days(September 12th, 2012)

Challenging Assumptions – Water Demand and Population Growth(July 25th, 2012)

Cautionary Tale: A Water Supply Reservoir Gone Wrong in Georgia(July 20th, 2012)

Report: New water supply reservoirs risky ventures in the Southeast(July 10th, 2012)

Our ‘Money Pit’ Report on the High Cost and High Risk of Water Supply Reservoirs in the Southeast(July 10th, 2012)

North Carolina Fracking Law Vetoed, Veto Overturned(July 3rd, 2012)

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

Waccamaw River Blue Trail listed as priority for America’s Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative(June 8th, 2012)

North Carolina Fracking Fracas(June 6th, 2012)

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

Two Cheers For The Hooch!(May 22nd, 2012)

Why I Love The Chattahoochee River(May 22nd, 2012)

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

Green Infrastructure Working for North Carolina(May 4th, 2012)

Save Energy With A Green Roof – Creating Rooftop Oases For Cleaner Rivers(April 9th, 2012)

A Vision Of Green Roofs In Durham, NC(April 5th, 2012)

One Book, One Columbia Paddle on the Congaree Blue Trail(March 30th, 2012)

American Rivers hosting March 24 paddle on Congaree River Blue Trail(March 21st, 2012)

What’s the biggest flood in history? The one that floods you.(March 14th, 2012)

Finding Water Supplies and Lost Revenue in the Southeast(March 13th, 2012)

Appeals court upholds veto of costly, damaging Yazoo Pumps project(March 7th, 2012)

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

Where’s the Environment in Senator Paul’s ‘Defense of Environment and Property Act’?(February 24th, 2012)

Clean Water Infrastructure Funding Cut Again(February 15th, 2012)

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

One Book, One Columbia reading with American Rivers(January 23rd, 2012)

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

Flooding on the Mighty Mo: Lessons Re-learned(December 30th, 2011)

A Win for the Mississippi River(December 21st, 2011)

Averting Water Wars in the Carolinas(December 16th, 2011)

Missouri River flooding: myths and facts(December 6th, 2011)

Say No to Fracking for North Carolina(December 2nd, 2011)

A Weekend on the Congaree River Blue Trail(November 2nd, 2011)

Journey down the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail(October 14th, 2011)

Waccamaw Partners Celebrate Blue Trail Map Release and LWCF Land Acquisition(October 13th, 2011)

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

Making Hydropower Dams Work Better(September 22nd, 2011)

Clean Water Success on South Carolina’s Saluda(September 20th, 2011)

What’s So Bad About Dams, Anyway?(September 6th, 2011)

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

Where does my water come from?(August 25th, 2011)

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

Turning Ripples Into Waves on the Black Warrior(August 9th, 2011)

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

Budget Woes – Clean Water At Risk(July 28th, 2011)

Survey Says Pascagoula River! Ding Ding Ding!(July 27th, 2011)

Southeast Regional Director receives award(July 20th, 2011)

The Tale of Two Rivers (and one very large river basin): as the Mississippi River flooding lingers, communities along the Missouri River are witnessing unprecedented flooding(June 10th, 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)

Early Successes on Chicago and Roanoke Rivers(June 7th, 2011)

Dams, Fish and Mussels, oh my! Sampling the Uwharrie River, NC(June 6th, 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)

Preparing for extremes in Nashville(May 24th, 2011)

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

Black Warrior River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 17th, 2011)

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

Mississippi River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 17th, 2011)

Roanoke River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 17th, 2011)

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

Mississippi Flood update: Morganza Spillway opening imminent(May 13th, 2011)

Room for Rivers: Community Snapshots of Natural Defenses in Action(May 12th, 2011)

Mississippi floods: the Year of the River(May 11th, 2011)

History Repeating Itself(May 10th, 2011)

The Consequences of Controlling a River Course(May 8th, 2011)

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

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

A Visit To Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail(April 19th, 2011)

Sewage spill in TN is example of national clean water threat(April 6th, 2011)

Invest in dam safety to protect people, property(April 4th, 2011)

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

Removing a Dam to Restore the River(March 23rd, 2011)

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

Securing Clean Drinking Water in an Uncertain Future(March 9th, 2011)

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

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

Plan a race on your trail(February 11th, 2011)

Waccamaw River Blue Trail to be extended to North Carolina(February 11th, 2011)

Law Center Names 3 Rivers Endangered(February 7th, 2011)

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

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

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

Little River Reprieve(December 2nd, 2010)

Paddling With Mayor Steve Benjamin(December 2nd, 2010)

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

Got Trees? Local Ordinance Protects Trees; Waccamaw River(November 9th, 2010)

Groups Challenge Creation of Costly, Harmful and Unnecessary Lake(November 8th, 2010)

Over the River?(October 7th, 2010)

Infrastructure Investment – Just Add Water(September 27th, 2010)

Florida Leaders Highlight Opportunities Presented by America’s Great Outdoors Initiative(August 25th, 2010)

Supporting Agricultural Conservation Programs(August 18th, 2010)

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

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

How Much Water Does North Carolina Have?(July 30th, 2010)

Join American Rivers in opposing HR 1264, the “Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009″(July 20th, 2010)

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

Paddling the Little River in NC: America’s 4th Most Endangered River(June 28th, 2010)

South Carolina Takes Critical Step Toward Ensuring Reliable, Predictable Clean Water Supplies(June 24th, 2010)

North Carolina’s Failing Falls Lake(June 18th, 2010)

Success Follows the Dillsboro Dam Removal(June 15th, 2010)

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

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

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

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

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

School kids send American Shad home to the Neuse(May 13th, 2010)

A 21st Century Flood Management Strategy for the Southeast(May 11th, 2010)

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Partners Announce Logo Contest Winner(May 7th, 2010)

American Rivers Responds to the Gulf Oil Spill Tragedy(May 3rd, 2010)

Conservation Groups Applaud Senate Passage of SC Water Permitting Bill(March 16th, 2010)

New Bill Makes Georgia A National Leader in Water Efficiency(March 11th, 2010)

Kershaw County, SC’s river protections are a national model(February 23rd, 2010)

One year later, North Carolina’s clean water benefits from stimulus spending(February 16th, 2010)

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

New Protections for Wateree River(February 9th, 2010)

Smarter flood protection solutions for the 21st century(February 2nd, 2010)

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

The EPA Rules against North Carolina’s Detrimental Practice on Rivers(January 15th, 2010)

Protecting Clean Water from Nutrient Pollution — New Standard in Florida(January 15th, 2010)

New Poll Results Show Horry and Georgetown County Resident’s Thoughts on the Waccamaw River(December 9th, 2009)

Poll Results Show Community Support for Protection of the Waccamaw River(December 9th, 2009)

Good News for Congaree National Park(December 1st, 2009)

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

Grant Awarded to American Rivers Will Benefit North Carolina’s Communities(November 25th, 2009)

American Rivers to Present at the Southeastern Water Trails Forum in Chattanooga(October 28th, 2009)

New Bipartisan Report Endorses Blue Trails(October 23rd, 2009)

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

Flint River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009, still faces critical threats(October 20th, 2009)

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

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

Southeast water and beyond(October 15th, 2009)

American Rivers Announces a New Position to Improve North Carolina’s Rivers(October 13th, 2009)

From Drought to Deluge: American Rivers responds to extreme Southeast weather(September 23rd, 2009)

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

Giving Back to the Mighty Mississippi(September 8th, 2009)

Proposed Canal on the Waccamaw Just Doesn’t Make Sense(July 30th, 2009)

Landmark Hydro Agreement will Boost Safety and Health of Saluda and Congaree Rivers(July 23rd, 2009)

Saving The Saluda(July 22nd, 2009)

North Carolina – Opening the Door to Green Infrastructure(July 9th, 2009)

Hearing Tomorrow on State Water Permit for Catawba-Wateree Dams(July 8th, 2009)

Report calls for nationwide system of blue trails(July 6th, 2009)

Removal of Steeles Mill Dam Begins on Hitchcock Creek(June 30th, 2009)

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

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Kick-Off(June 26th, 2009)

Climate impacts report underscores need to protect, restore Southeast rivers and embrace water efficiency(June 16th, 2009)

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Kick-off Event This Saturday, June 20(June 15th, 2009)

American Rivers Appeals State Water Permit for Catawba-Wateree Dams(June 10th, 2009)

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

South Carolina Takes Step to Protect Clean Water, Public Health(June 2nd, 2009)

Wateree Blue Trail Dedication Ceremony This Saturday, June 6(June 1st, 2009)

Voices of Rivers(May 27th, 2009)

Positive News for Nation’s #2 Most Endangered River(May 13th, 2009)

American Rivers responds to contamination in North Carolina’s Yadkin River Basin(May 1st, 2009)

Flint River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

Pascagoula River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

Saluda River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

American Rivers Calls on Georgia to Invest Stimulus Dollars Wisely to Protect Clean Water, Public Health(March 18th, 2009)

Congaree River Blue Trail Photo Wins National Contest(February 19th, 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)

“Blue Trail” to be created on the Waccamaw River(December 22nd, 2008)

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

Kentucky Accepting Applications for Recreational trails, Land and Water Grants(December 16th, 2008)

Future of St. Johns River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance(December 11th, 2008)

No Progress on Catawba-Wateree, America’s Most Endangered River(December 11th, 2008)

Top 8 Reasons to Give to American Rivers in 2008(December 10th, 2008)

Legislature Should Establish Flow Protections for State’s Rivers(December 2nd, 2008)

American Rivers Applauds Unveiling of Nation’s First Water-efficient Home(November 25th, 2008)

American Rivers Releases the Blue Trails Guide(November 17th, 2008)

American Rivers Responds to Georgia Study on Water Supply and Drought(November 13th, 2008)

Efficiency First(October 29th, 2008)

Water Efficiency Can Save the Southeast Over $700 million and New Water Supply for Over One Million Residents(October 22nd, 2008)

Check out our new report on Green Infrastructure in Karst Regions(October 8th, 2008)

American Rivers releases plan in the wake of Hurricane Ike(September 17th, 2008)

EPA Kills Yazoo Pumps in Historic Victory for Environment and Taxpayer(September 2nd, 2008)

Sewage Spill in South Carolina – Sewage Right to Know is Needed(August 11th, 2008)

American Rivers and Partners Celebrate Congaree River Blue Trail National Recreation Trail Designation with Ceremonial Paddle(July 7th, 2008)

Paddle Georgia 2008(June 24th, 2008)

Congaree Blue Trail Honored with National Recreation Trail Designation(June 6th, 2008)

South Carolina River Forum(April 15th, 2008)

EPA Takes Next Step to Veto Yazoo Pumps(March 19th, 2008)

EPA Says No to the Yazoo Pumps(February 4th, 2008)

Legislation Introduced to Protect the Perquinmans River(November 15th, 2007)

America’s “Founding Fish” To Return To Yadkin-Pee Dee(September 27th, 2007)

Press Releases

Legislature takes major step to secure reliable clean water supplies

August 1st, 2014|Water Supply

Raleigh, N.C. – American Rivers today applauded the North Carolina state legislature for passing SB 163, a bill that expands community water supplies by allowing the use of reclaimed water.  Reclaimed water is purified waste water that can be recycled… Read more »

North Carolina Budget Provides Funding to Clean Up Polluted Stormwater

July 31st, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina is plagued by polluted stormwater flushing into its streams and rivers.  One of the biggest sources of this pollution is land that was heavily developed with little regard for the potential adverse impacts that run-off co… Read more »

State Court Ruling Clarifies All Georgia Waters Protected by Buffers

July 21st, 2014|Water Supply

Wetlands | Nicholas Tonelli Atlanta, Ga. —The Georgia Court of Appeals sided with conservation groups yesterday and ruled that all state waters are protected under Georgia law by a 25-foot vegetative buffer. The decision overrules the Georgia Environme… Read more »

Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

July 17th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Columbia, S.C. - American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that inc… Read more »

Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

July 17th, 2014|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Hydropower, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

  Columbia, S.C. – American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control t… Read more »

South Fork Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

www.americanrivers.org/Edisto Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the South Fork Edisto River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on excessive withdrawals that take too much water out of the river, t… Read more »

Haw River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

www.americanrivers.org/Haw Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Haw River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat polluted runoff poses to drinking water supplies and recreation. “The Ame… Read more »

Conservation Groups Urge Stronger Protections for Alabama’s Coosa River as Federal License is Reissued for Hydroelectric Dams

July 22nd, 2013|Hydropower

Birmingham, AL – Conservation groups filed a federal rehearing request on July 19 over the reissued license for a series of Alabama Power hydroelectric dams on Alabama’s Coosa River. In order to reverse the dams’ significant damage to… Read more »

Catawba River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 17th, 2013|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Carolinas’ Catawba River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on the riverside coal ash ponds currently leaking pollution and threatening water quali… 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 »

Report: New water supply reservoirs risky ventures in the Southeast

July 10th, 2012|Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution

Washington – Southeast U.S. communities should think twice before building new water supply reservoirs, according to a report released today by American Rivers. The report, Money Pit: The High Cost and High Risk of Water Supply Reservoirs in the… Read more »

Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Chattahoochee River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on two boondoggle dam and reservoir proposals that are far too expensive and would harm water suppl… Read more »

American Rivers hosting March 24 paddle on Congaree River Blue Trail

March 21st, 2012|Blue Trails

Columbia – American Rivers will host a paddle event on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate the Congaree River Blue Trail and Three Rivers Greenway. This event is made possible by support from the Richland County Conservation Commission and is also a… Read more »

Appeals court upholds veto of costly, damaging Yazoo Pumps project

March 7th, 2012|Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC - In a victory for clean water, flood protection and taxpayers, a federal appeals court yesterday upheld a 2008 veto by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Yazoo Pumps, a wetlands-destruction project in Mississippi. The Yazoo Pump… 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 »

Black Warrior River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Birmingham, Ala. —Pollution caused by coal mining near the Black Warrior River has landed the river on the annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ – a report issued by the conservation group American Rivers.  The Black… 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 »

Mississippi River named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 17th, 2011|Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC – As floodwaters swelled the Mississippi River to historic levels and overwhelmed communities in 10 states, American Rivers gave a ‘special mention’ to the river today in its list of America’s Most Endangered Rive… Read more »

Roanoke River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Virginia – Lifting a state-wide ban on uranium mining would threaten the Roanoke River and other rivers as well as drinking water supplies in the region with radioactive pollution and toxic chemicals, American Rivers said today.  The threat from… 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 »

Sewage spill in TN is example of national clean water threat

April 6th, 2011|Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution

Washington, DC -  A massive sewage spill in Tennessee Tuesday killed two workers and sent millions of gallons of sewage into the Little Pigeon River, which flows through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Katherine Baer, senior director of the clean… 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 »

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 »

Groups Challenge Creation of Costly, Harmful and Unnecessary Lake

November 8th, 2010|Water Supply

Atlanta — On behalf of the Georgia River Network and American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center challenged in federal court the flawed basis for the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) decision to permit a $17 million, 960-acre rec… Read more »

Florida Leaders Highlight Opportunities Presented by America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

August 25th, 2010|Blue Trails

Orlando – The Obama Administration’s “America’s Great Outdoors” initiative comes to Orlando on August 26 in an effort to develop a conservation agenda for the 21st century. Conservation and recreation leaders across Florid… Read more »

South Carolina Takes Critical Step Toward Ensuring Reliable, Predictable Clean Water Supplies

June 24th, 2010|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Columbia – Governor Sanford held a signing ceremony today to celebrate the passage of a law that is an important step toward ensuring reliable, predictable clean water supplies for the state’s communities and protecting the health of the st… 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 »

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

June 2nd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Hydropower dams have already caused a mass extinction of wildlife on the Coosa River, and unless dam operations change, the South will lose even more of its priceless natural heritage on the Coosa. This threat landed the Coosa Ri… Read more »

Little River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

June 2nd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — A new dam would waste millions of taxpayer dollars and devastate the Little River and its fish, wildlife, and recreation opportunities. This threat landed the Little River in the number four spot in America’s Most Endangere… 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 »

A 21st Century Flood Management Strategy for the Southeast

May 11th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage

(Washington, DC) –  American Rivers voiced support today for efforts to help communities across Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi recover from recent floods and released a four point plan to prevent dangerous and damaging floods in the future…. Read more »

American Rivers Responds to the Gulf Oil Spill Tragedy

May 3rd, 2010|

Washington, DC – American Rivers President Rebecca Wodder today released the following statement about the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster: “This is an environmental and economic disaster of unprecedented scale. The impacts to the Gulf’… Read more »

Conservation Groups Applaud Senate Passage of SC Water Permitting Bill

March 16th, 2010|Water Pollution

Columbia – A bill passed by the South Carolina Senate today is a good step toward ensuring reliable, predictable clean water supplies for the state’s communities and protecting the health of the state’s rivers and lakes, conservation… Read more »

New Bill Makes Georgia A National Leader in Water Efficiency

March 11th, 2010|Water Supply

Atlanta -– Georgia took an important step today toward ensuring more reliable and predictable clean water supplies for today’s communities and future generations.  The senate unanimously passed the Georgia Water Stewardship Bill, and the house pa… Read more »

Kershaw County, SC’s river protections are a national model

February 23rd, 2010|Blue Trails, Water Pollution

Columbia, SC – American Rivers today applauded Kershaw County for taking bold steps to protect its clean water, calling the county’s new package of zoning rules a model for other counties nationwide. On February 23, the Kershaw County Counc… Read more »

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

February 16th, 2010|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC – Communities across North Carolina 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 billio… Read more »

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

February 12th, 2010|Water Pollution

Washington, DC – Communities across Georgia 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 c… 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 »

The EPA Rules against North Carolina’s Detrimental Practice on Rivers

January 15th, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Supply

Columbia, SC – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined last week that North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) may not allow land purchase or protection as a substitute for requiring the adequat… Read more »

New Poll Results Show Horry and Georgetown County Resident’s Thoughts on the Waccamaw River

December 9th, 2009|Blue Trails

Conway – American Rivers released the results of a recent poll today that was conducted by American Viewpoint in Horry and Georgetown Counties concerning the Waccamaw River.  Overwhelming majorities (93% total) in both counties believe it is very… 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 »

Grant Awarded to American Rivers Will Benefit North Carolina’s Communities

November 25th, 2009|Water Pollution

North Carolina — American Rivers will be helping North Carolina move towards a 21st century vision for water management thanks to a 1-year, $83,000 grant provided by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.  The grant, which will fund river restoration and w… Read more »

American Rivers to Present at the Southeastern Water Trails Forum in Chattanooga

October 28th, 2009|Blue Trails

Washington- Two American Rivers’ staff members will present on the connection between blue trails, the water equivalent of hiking trails, and land protection during the Southeastern Water Trails Forum.  Matt Rice, Associate Director of Southeast… 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 »

Flint River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009, still faces critical threats

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Georgia – Six months after American Rivers named the Flint River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2009, the river is more endangered than ever, thanks to a recent court decision ruling that Atlanta is not authorized by Congress to wit… Read more »

Uncertain future for Pascagoula River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|

Washington— Six months after American Rivers named the North Fork of the Flathead River one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM for 2009, the Flathead has had some recent successes, though the fight for its protection is not yet over. Mon… Read more »

Uncertain future for Saluda River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

South Carolina – Six months after American Rivers named the Saluda River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2009, the future of the river’s protection from phosphorous pollution still hangs in the balance. The Saluda River is stil… Read more »

American Rivers Announces a New Position to Improve North Carolina’s Rivers

October 13th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Durham, NC — American Rivers announced today that it has hired a new Associate Director for River Restoration to help North Carolina communities remove unsafe and outdated dams. As the Associate Director of River Restoration, Lynnette Batt will work w… Read more »

From Drought to Deluge: American Rivers responds to extreme Southeast weather

September 23rd, 2009|Water Supply

Atlanta – Floodwaters overwhelmed parts of the Southeast this week, killing eight people and destroying property throughout the region. The floods came as the region was getting over a historic two-year drought. American Rivers urged officials to… Read more »

American Rivers names GA’s Clayton County one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

September 17th, 2009|Climate Change

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

Landmark Hydro Agreement will Boost Safety and Health of Saluda and Congaree Rivers

July 23rd, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Columbia, SC:  Water quality, public safety, fish and wildlife, and recreation on the Saluda and Congaree rivers will get a major boost thanks to a settlement agreement American Rivers negotiated with the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE… Read more »

Hearing Tomorrow on State Water Permit for Catawba-Wateree Dams

July 8th, 2009|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Columbia, SC – A hearing will be held tomorrow to address the concerns of American Rivers and the Coastal Conservation League over a recent water quality permit issued by the South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (… Read more »

Removal of Steeles Mill Dam Begins on Hitchcock Creek

June 30th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal

Raleigh, NC —Hitchcock Creek, a tributary of the Pee Dee River, will soon flow freely thanks to the removal of the 110 year old Steeles Mill Dam. The dam removal marks the beginning of a renaissance for Hitchcock Creek, and is emblematic of a riv… Read more »

Climate impacts report underscores need to protect, restore Southeast rivers and embrace water efficiency

June 16th, 2009|Water Supply

Washington, DC – A national scientific report released by the White House on how climate change will impact water resources and other aspects of society underscores the need to prepare Southeast communities by protecting and restoring rivers and… Read more »

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Kick-off Event This Saturday, June 20

June 15th, 2009|Blue Trails

Columbia – American Rivers, along with its partners, Winyah Rivers Foundation’s Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® and the Pee Dee Land Trust, are hosting the Waccamaw River Blue Trail kick-off this Saturday, June 20. Prior to the paddle there will be b… Read more »

American Rivers Appeals State Water Permit for Catawba-Wateree Dams

June 10th, 2009|Water Supply

Columbia, SC — American Rivers and the Coastal Conservation League said today that South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) isn’t doing enough to protect the health of the Catawba and Wateree rivers at five da… Read more »

South Carolina Takes Step to Protect Clean Water, Public Health

June 2nd, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Stormwater & Sewage

Columbia, SC – 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. Last month, th… Read more »

Wateree Blue Trail Dedication Ceremony This Saturday, June 6

June 1st, 2009|Blue Trails

Columbia – The Wateree Blue Trail Dedication will take place this Saturday, June 6, on National Trails Day.  Speakers include South Carolina State Senator Vincent A. Sheheen and other community leaders. Reporters are invited to attend the dedicat… Read more »

Positive News for Nation’s #2 Most Endangered River

May 13th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Atlanta — In a positive move for the Flint River, named the second Most Endangered River in the nation by American Rivers in April because of the threat of new dams, the National Fish Habitat Action Plan today designated the Flint as one of ten… Read more »

American Rivers responds to contamination in North Carolina’s Yadkin River Basin

May 1st, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal, Water Pollution

“We are very concerned about the contamination of the Yadkin River basin that has come to light over the past several months.  The fact that the state of North Carolina posted a fish consumption advisory in February for Badin Lake, which serves a… Read more »

Flint River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 7th, 2009|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers

Washington— A proposal to dam the Flint River would waste massive amounts of taxpayer dollars, destroy fishing and boating opportunities, and would not solve Georgia’s water needs. This threat landed the Flint in the number two spot in Amer… Read more »

Pascagoula River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Washington— One of the Southeast’s last free-flowing rivers and  an important nursery for a Gulf of Mexico fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars could be irreparably harmed if the U.S. Department of Energy allows a massive petroleum… Read more »

Saluda River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Washington— Clean water and quality of life will be increasingly at risk unless sewage pollution in the Saluda River is reduced. This threat landed the Saluda in the number six spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition. The Sal… Read more »

American Rivers Calls on Georgia to Invest Stimulus Dollars Wisely to Protect Clean Water, Public Health

March 18th, 2009|Water Pollution

(Washington, DC) – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has provided Georgia with an extraordinary opportunity to invest in clean water, public health, and improved water supplies, while creating good jobs.  $24 million in dedicated… Read more »

Congaree River Blue Trail Photo Wins National Contest

February 19th, 2009|

Washington, DC -The Congaree River Blue Trail, the first water trail in South Carolina to be designated a National Recreation Trail, has one more thing to add to its resume.  Recently a photo of the trail won the annual National Recreation Trail Photo… Read more »

“Blue Trail” to be created on the Waccamaw River

December 22nd, 2008|Blue Trails

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… Read more »

Green Infrastructure Projects in Mississippi 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 »

Future of St. Johns River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the St. Johns River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, decision makers have yet to protect the river by denying permits for massive water withdrawals. American… Read more »

No Progress on Catawba-Wateree, America’s Most Endangered River

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Columbia, SC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Catawba-Wateree America’s Most Endangered River™for 2008, legislators in South Carolina and North Carolina still have not acted to improve water management. American Rivers a… Read more »

Legislature Should Establish Flow Protections for State’s Rivers

December 2nd, 2008|Water Supply

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… Read more »

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

November 25th, 2008|Water Supply

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 lab… Read more »

American Rivers Releases the Blue Trails Guide

November 17th, 2008|Blue Trails

(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, encourag… Read more »

American Rivers Responds to Georgia Study on Water Supply and Drought

November 13th, 2008|Climate Change, Water Supply

Atlanta, GA — American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today commended the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority for promoting water efficiency as the first source of supply in its recently released study,… Read more »

Water Efficiency Can Save the Southeast Over $700 million and New Water Supply for Over One Million Residents

October 22nd, 2008|Water Supply

Report available at www.AmericanRivers.org/WaterEfficiencyReport Atlanta — The Southeast can save over $700 million and new water supply for over one million residents by embracing water efficiency solutions like stopping leaks and upgrading old build… Read more »

American Rivers releases plan in the wake of Hurricane Ike

September 17th, 2008|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC –  With parts of Texas and the Midwest under water from the latest storms, today American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, released a plan,  “A 21st Century Approach to Flood Protection,” t… Read more »

EPA Kills Yazoo Pumps in Historic Victory for Environment and Taxpayer

September 2nd, 2008|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC –  In a sweeping victory for clean water, natural flood protection and taxpayers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today killed the disastrous Yazoo Pumps project, which would have cost $220 million in federal tax dollars and d… Read more »

American Rivers and Partners Celebrate Congaree River Blue Trail National Recreation Trail Designation with Ceremonial Paddle

July 7th, 2008|Blue Trails

Congaree River Blue Trail guide available online at http://congareeriverbluetrail.blogspot.com/ Columbia, S.C. — American Rivers and its Congaree River Blue Trail partners hosted a celebration today marking the one year anniversary of the dedication o… Read more »

Congaree Blue Trail Honored with National Recreation Trail Designation

June 6th, 2008|Blue Trails

Columbia, SC – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today that the Congaree River Blue Trail will join the prestigious list of National Recreation Trails. The designation will bring a host of benefits as well as increased visibility and… Read more »

EPA Takes Next Step to Veto Yazoo Pumps

March 19th, 2008|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the next step towards killing the disastrous Yazoo Pumps project, which would use $220 million federal tax dollars to drain more than 300 square miles of wetlands in Mississippi… Read more »

EPA Says No to the Yazoo Pumps

February 4th, 2008|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, D.C. — For only the 12th time in its entire history, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun the veto process to kill an environmentally devastating project. For the past 67 years, the Army Corps of Engineers has been tryi… Read more »

Legislation Introduced to Protect the Perquinmans River

November 15th, 2007|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, D.C.— The Perquimans River, an ecological wonder in Northeastern North Carolina, is one step closer to being preserved forever, thanks to legislation introduced today by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC). I… Read more »

America’s “Founding Fish” To Return To Yadkin-Pee Dee

September 27th, 2007|Dams & Dam Removal

Columbia, SC For the first time in nearly a century, American shad and American eel will return to their historic habitat on the Yadkin-Pee Dee River, thanks to a fish passage agreement negotiated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Mar… Read more »