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Sea level rise highlights need for wetland protection

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This is a Letter to the Editor of the Coastal Observer written by Becky Ryon, Coastal Conservation League Peter Raabe, American Rivers Lyles Cooper, Pee Dee Land Trust Zach Bjur, Conservation Voters of SC Amy Armstrong, SC Environmental Law Project Rick Savage, Carolina Wetlands Association... Read More

The Reservoirs Under Our Feet

Floods & Floodplains
The issue of water storage has become a high priority as regions such as California experience severe multi-year drought and are impacted by overextraction from aquifers.... Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022 Spotlights Rivers in Crisis Mode

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Discover Rivers, Environmental Justice, Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Science, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Today we are announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2022 and sounding the alarm that our nation’s rivers and clean water are in crisis.... Read More

Endangered Rivers: Seizing an Urgent Opportunity

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Environmental Justice, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Science
Just, equitable and climate resilient solutions for rivers and clean water are achievable and essential, on America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022 and on every river across our nation.... Read More

Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Environmental Justice, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming but solutions to these challenges do exist. ... Read More

Bogle Vineyards Inspiring Public Actions for Rivers

Protecting Rivers
Bogle Vineyards has supported American Rivers since 2018 to ensure the health and vitality of our nation’s rivers so they continue to provide clean water, recreation and a connection to the greater outdoors.... Read More

Reconnecting the Past: A Blackfeet Man Floats the Blackfoot River

Protecting Rivers
This is a guest blog by Tyrel Fenner, a Blackfeet and Little Shell Chippewa tribal member from Babb, Montana. Tyrel works for the Piikani Lodge Health Institute as a hydrologist on climate adaptation. He was the recipient of the 2021 American Rivers Northern Rockies Indigenous Scholarship with Freeflow Institute.... Read More