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Local Activists CAN Make a Difference

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Pollution
After six years, countless rallies, fundraisers, letter-writing campaigns, lawsuits and legal actions, visits to the capitol, miles of travel to hearings at agencies and the legislature, we finally got the news that the 6500-head hog confined feeding operation (CAFO) impacting the Buffalo National River would be closing.... Read More

Victory for the Buffalo National River!

Most Endangered Rivers
You told the Governor that polluting the Buffalo National River with hog waste was unacceptable, and the Governor heard the message loud and clear! ... Read More

Ripple Effects Episode 3: Eagle County

Protecting Rivers
Eagle County residents understand the importance of a healthy, flowing river for their community and for support of their way of life including summer and winter recreation, clean drinking water, and the County’s essential agricultural heritage. Tune into Episode 3 of Ripple Effects to learn more.... Read More

Floods on the Upper Mississippi in 2019

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Minutes before the levee broke in Davenport, I was skipping through floodwaters that were backing up via one of the cities many storm sewers. Looking out beyond the temporary levee, I was thinking, “man, this looks bad.” As I drove away, up the hill and away from River Drive,... Read More

Help Bristol Bay Today— Submit a Comment to the Army Corps!

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Pollution
The threat of North America’s largest copper and gold mine has loomed over the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska for more than a decade. It’s no time for complacency when it comes to Pebble mine. ... Read More