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Neuse and Cape Fear Rivers Need Floodplain Protection

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers
The Neuse River and the Cape Fear River, two of 2017's Most Endangered Rivers, are constantly being threatened by excessive animal waste stored in floodplains. By removing the existing concentrated animal feeding operations in the floodplain, the threat to our water resources and communities will be reduced.... Read More

Three Reasons Families Need Healthy Rivers

Protecting Rivers
It's that time of year again! June is National Rivers Month, a time to celebrate and understand the importance of our rivers. As a constant source for clean drinking water and outdoor recreation, rivers are very important to families across the country. Here is a deeper look into why... Read More

Getting Wild and Scenic in the Upper Cle Elum

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Under the National Wild and Scenic River Act, rivers are protected from development and federal involvement that could further harm the quality of the designated river. Unfortunately, only 1/4 of 1% of our rivers have been designated as a National Wild and Scenic River. But with the help of... Read More

Why Healthy Rivers Matter More than Ever

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Water Supply
From Mississippi to South Carolina to Georgia, drought and water scarcity have damaged and devastated many communities in the South, as a result of climate change. But climate change won't stop there.... Read More

The Music of the Bear River

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Listening to the music made by a river can be one of the most soothing and rewarding sounds. With so much going on in the world, sometimes it is important to sit back and enjoy the simpler things.... Read More

President Trump Should Take These 4 Steps for Water Infrastructure

Climate Change & Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Supply
The anticipated arrival of President Donald Trump to Cincinnati, Ohio will primarily focus on his vision for the nation's infrastructure. Trump should consider these four important points when determining our access to clean drinking water, for our current communities and the future.... Read More

Atlanta’s Bridge to Resilience

Stormwater and Sewage, Water Supply
In one Atlanta community that has historically been marginalized and left out of decision-making processes affecting their neighborhoods, the tides are beginning to change as community partners leverage relationships to implement green stormwater infrastructure along urban highways.... Read More

The Three C’s – Corporate and Community Collaboration

Conserving Clean Water, National River Cleanup®, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Corporate volunteers from Keurig Green Mountain join Suffolk, VA locals in a community-based project to protect and preserve the waterways within the area. After continuous participation, many of the volunteers feel that they, too, can make an important impact on the protection of the environment.... Read More

An Unprecedented Attack on Your Clean Water

Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
The Trump Administration is getting rid of the Clean Water Rule, important legislation that protects small streams and wetlands across the country. ... Read More