September 30, 2014
(Washington, DC) – Upon her departure from the Department of the Interior, American Rivers today thanked Assistant Secretary Anne Castle for her dedication to protecting the health of the nation’s rivers.
The President of American Rivers, Bob Irvin, made the following statement:
“As Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Anne Castle has been a dedicated public servant and a champion for healthy rivers and clean water supplies.”
“Anne Castle’s support for restoring and protecting rivers, and her leadership in spearheading solutions to severe drought and water scarcity challenges in places such as the Colorado River Basin, Yakima River Basin, and rivers throughout California, will pay dividends for local communities.”
“We wish her well in her future endeavors and offer profound thanks for her dedication to improving the health of the nation’s rivers and building broad support for bold solutions. We look forward to working with the next Assistant Secretary to continue this important work for our rivers and communities.”
About American Rivers
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.