Groups Petition EPA to Protect Rivers, Coastal Areas From Polluted Runoff

WASHINGTON, DC — Conservation groups filed petitions today urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exercise its authority to safeguard rivers, lakes, and streams from polluted runoff from existing commercial, industrial, and institutional sites that are currently failing to adequately control their pollution. Polluted runoff – rainwater that picks up oil, dirt and toxins while… Read more »

Public Invited to American Rivers Presentation and Workshop at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA — Members of the public are invited to attend an evening social with a presentation on water management, hosted by American Rivers in conjunction with the upcoming workshop, Solutions for Municipalities Managing Stormwater.  The presentation, Creating Community Resilience to Climate Change through Water Management, will be given by Andrew Fahlund, vice president for… Read more »

Stimulus funding can improve public health, clean water in Wisconsin

(Washington, DC) – Wisconsin is ready to take a big step forward into the 21st century.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has made available $8 million in funding in the form of a set-aside for green infrastructure, and water and energy efficiency  projects.  American Rivers conducted a quick survey around the… Read more »

Hearing Tomorrow on State Water Permit for Catawba-Wateree Dams

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 (DHEC).  The groups said last month that DHEC isn’t doing enough to protect the health of the… Read more »

New EPA $1.8 million grant program to restore and protect rivers, forests, and clean water throughout Potomac Highlands region

Washington, DC – Rivers and communities throughout parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia stand to benefit from a $1.8 million grant announced today by American Rivers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s grant program will help protect and restore the Potomac Highlands, the headwaters of the river that flows through our nation’s… Read more »

American Rivers and EPA award $163,875 grant to revitalize Waynesboro riverfront

Washington, DC – American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a riverfront revitalization effort in Waynesboro, VA will receive a $163,875 grant, as part of a comprehensive initiative to protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The grant will help the City of Waynesboro implement its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks”… Read more »

Grand River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Grand River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat natural gas drilling poses to clean water, recreation, and wildlife.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping point,” said Jessie… Read more »

Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2010′ Introduced to Senate

Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is pleased to announce that Senator Udall (D. NM) and Senator Whitehouse (D. RI) have introduced the ‘Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2010’ (S. 3561) to the Senate. Green infrastructure offers a 21st century approach to managing our nation’s stormwater. By replicating,… Read more »

1 in 28 People Can Get Sick from Swimming at the Beach

Did you know that your odds of getting sick after swimming at your favorite beach could be as high as 1 in 28? In December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its updated recommendations for recreational water quality. These recommendations help states set criteria for bacteria and other pathogens that are protective of public health for… Read more »

Are You Swimming in Sewage?

Do you enjoy splashing in your stream and swimming in your local lake? Does your dog jump into your local creek at every chance? You may think you know whether it’s safe to be in the water, but depending on where you live, there’s a good chance you have no idea… and with hundreds of… Read more »