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Investing in the Headwaters of the Yakima Basin

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Using wood debris to reconnect floodplains, restore ecosystems, and adapt to climate change in Washington’s North Cascades.... Read More

My Wild and Scenic Dream Wedding

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Wild and Scenic river designation is a lot like marriage. It ensures an ability to withstand the test of time. ... Read More

Big Dam Successes in the Southeast

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
This summer, American Rivers and our partners celebrated two great successes for rivers in the Southeast involving hydropower dams on major rivers. ... Read More

Stop the Dam. Save the Birds.

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Mississippi and Louisiana's Pearl River is home to the Prothonotary Warbler, a treasured songbird whose habitat will be destroyed if the One Lake project is implemented on the Pearl River - take action today!... Read More

A Story of Woo Hoo and Woah

Restoring Damaged Rivers
American Rivers removed two dams this summer in PA — Delp Dam and Krady Mill Dam. These restoration projects will benefit fish, wildlife, and public safety.... Read More

Greening the Great Lakes Through Green Infrastructure

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution
A unique partnership is exploring the need and capacity for the private market to assist in the finance and construction of green infrastructure in Great Lakes cities.... Read More

What You Need to Know About National Public Lands Day

National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers
This annual celebration includes an opportunity to volunteer to cleanup and restore our public lands and waters, and free admission to many federal, state, county and city owned lands and parks.... Read More

Victory for Clean Water

Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
In a huge win for rivers, a federal judge in South Carolina struck down the administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections.... Read More

How Colorado’s Water Law Affects You and Our Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
In Episode 12 of We Are Rivers, we discuss the complicated nature of water law in the West. Listen in to learn more about how water law affects you and the rivers you love. ... Read More