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Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to... Read More

Report details benefits of grant program to Potomac Highlands rivers and communities

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
March 17, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The rivers and communities of the Potomac Highlands region across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia have realized a wide variety of benefits from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program, according to a report released today by American Rivers. The report... Read More

American Rivers praises Obama Administration for flood protection action

Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers
January 30, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today applauded the Obama Administration for taking action to protect communities from flooding. The action acknowledges the importance of building community resilience to floods and using proven, natural approaches such as the protection and restoration of floodplains and wetlands. Bob... Read More

72 Dams removed in 2014

Restoring Damaged Rivers
January 27, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois,... Read More

Major oil pipeline spill fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Protecting Rivers
January 20, 2015 Contact: (Bozeman, MT) – For the second time in four years, an oil pipeline has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, contaminating water supplies for local residents and harming valuable fish and wildlife habitat on the longest... Read More

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) announced today by USDA

Water Supply
January 14, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – One hundred innovative conservation projects across the country will benefit from roughly $370 million in funding under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) announced today by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Projects include local efforts to protect critical drinking water supplies,... Read More

American Rivers And Google Maps Launch Yampa River Street View

January 13, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Colorado’s Yampa River is the focus of a new Google Maps Street View project launched today in partnership with American Rivers. The imagery showcases the stunning scenery of the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument in Northwestern Colorado. The Yampa is one of the last... Read More

Major river protection package advances in Congress

Wild and Scenic Rivers
December 4, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Seven rivers in five states are one step closer to permanent Wild and Scenic protection thanks to a package of bills that the House of Representatives approved today.  It is the first time in five years that the House has advanced Wild... Read More

American Rivers Announces Three Additions to Board of Directors

November 19, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that three new members were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring vital experience and passion to American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization. “Clean water and healthy rivers are the biggest conservation issues... Read More

Positive Step for Klamath River Legislation

Restoring Damaged Rivers
November 14, 2014 Contact: (Nevada City, CA) – Legislation to restore the Klamath River and its salmon runs moved forward today, with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approving S. 2379 on a bipartisan vote. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Barbara Boxer... Read More

Coalition Collects More Than 800,000 Comments Supporting Clean Water Rule

Protecting Rivers
November 7, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Following the end of the comment period last week, a coalition of environmental groups including the League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Water Action, Environment America, Southern Environmental Law Center, Sierra Club and American Rivers announced today that they’ve... Read More

Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
October 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers President Bob Irvin will join the “Disappearing Rio Grande” Expedition in Big Bend National Park on Monday to draw attention to the importance of the river and the impact climate change is having on rivers and water resources across the... Read More