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Wild & Free: 50 Years of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Mike Fiebig spends his time chasing water in all forms as a longtime outdoor educator and river guide, as well as trying to protect some of it along the way as associate director for the Northern Rockies office of American Rivers.... Read More

After the Flood, Building Safer and Smarter

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Images of Houston underwater are still fresh in our collective memory, and now add Ellicott City, Maryland and the floodwaters raging down Main Street.... Read More

From Water to Wine

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
From recycling 95 percent of the winery’s solid waste to using high-efficiency drip irrigation, Bogle Vineyards is committed to environmental sustainability.... Read More

The Middle Fork River: My Constant Companion

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers
A childhood along Illinois' Middle Fork Vermilion River turned one kid into a life-long advocate for it's protection, but will today's children have the same opportunity if coal ash leaks into the river?... Read More

The Importance of Floodplains to Fish in Mississippi

Floods & Floodplains, National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers
Floodplains provide important resources to fish, especially catfish, in Mississippi's Big Sunflower River. Take action to save the floodplains and catfish from the Yazoo Pumps project. ... Read More