Take Action For Your Rivers

Contacting government officials is one of the best ways to help protect your rivers. Add your voice to thousands of other activists across the US to help create real change for our environment.

Current Actions

Make Water Conservation the Priority in the Water Plan

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Colorado residents: Water conservation in our state’s cities and towns is the best and most logical step for protecting our rivers — and the wildlife, residents, agriculture and industry that depend on them. Urge Governor Hickenlooper to prioritize urban water conservation as they draft the state’s water plan.

Stop Megaloads from Degrading One of America’s First Wild & Scenic River Corridors!

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The Wild & Scenic designated Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers are threatened by the oil industry’s desire to convert U.S. Highway 12 into an industrial transport route for massive loads of oil processing equipment bound for the Canadian tar sands. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect the special values of these Wild & Scenic rivers by saying NO to megaload shipments through the river corridor.

Colorado’s White River is More than Just Oil & Gas

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The Bureau of Land Management is proposing 15,000 new oil and gas wells for the area. If the plan were allowed to move forward, it would put the region’s air, water, wildlife, and wild places at risk of becoming an industrialized disaster. Ask Secretary Jewell to protect the White River, Colorado, from irresponsible energy development.

Protect Healthy Flows in the Edisto River

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The Edisto River is America’s longest free-flowing blackwater river. The river is home to gamefish, endangered sturgeon, swallow-tailed kite, and other magnificent fish and wildlife. But excessive agriculture withdrawals threaten the river’s health and downstream water users, including other farmers. Tell SC’s governor and General Assembly to ensure healthy flows for the Edisto and all of SC’s rivers by requiring agricultural users to comply with the same rules as industrial and municipal users.

Say NO to Expensive and Harmful Diversion Projects on the Gila River

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An unnecessary and expensive water diversion and pipeline project would harm fish and wildlife, river health, and local economics dependent on outdoor recreation and tourism. Tell the Chairman of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission that water diversion projects are too costly for the environment and for taxpayers. New Mexico must embrace water conservation to meet future water needs and keep the Gila River flowing strong.

New Madrid Levee Would be a Disaster for the Mississippi River

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A proposed new levee would cut off the river from the floodplains that protecting downstream communities from floodwaters and provide habitat for fish and wildlife. Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abandon the levee project and the Environmental Protection Agency to veto it if the Corps proceeds with this ill-conceived plan.

Keep The San Joaquin River Flowing

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Outdated water management and excessive diversions leave the river dry in stretches, threatening water quality, fish and wildlife, agriculture, and leaving communities vulnerable in the face of drought. Tell the Senate to take a stand for the San Joaquin and oppose H.R. 3694.

Tell the EPA that You Support Clean Water Protections

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Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are moving forward to close these loopholes and reduce uncertainty by improving the existing regulations. Make your voice heard and let the EPA and the Army Corps know that you support these improvements to better protect clean water.

Protect Birmingham’™s Drinking Water from Coal Mine Pollution

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The Black Warrior River is a valuable resource for drinking water, recreation, fishing, and rare fish and wildlife. However, the river’s Mulberry Fork is threatened by the Shepherd Bend Mine, which would discharge polluted wastewater only 800 feet from a major drinking water intake. To mine the proposed area leases must be obtained leases from the University of Alabama. The University must permanently refuse to sell or lease its land and mineral rights at Shepherd Bend for coal mining.