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Legislation introduced to authorize Klamath River Restoration Agreements

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
May 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – One of the nation’s biggest river restoration efforts will get a major boost today thanks to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introducing legislation to authorize the Klamath River Restoration Agreements.... Read More

American Rivers Kicks Off National River Cleanup® Season

National River Cleanup®
May 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the 2014 kickoff of National River Cleanup®, a program that mobilizes volunteers across the country to clean up trash from local rivers and streams. Thanks to National River... Read More

Water Resources Bill Brings New Challenges for River Protection

Protecting Rivers
May 22, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Senate voted today to approve HR 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The bill, which President Obama is expected to sign, makes major changes to how Army Corps of Engineers water projects are reviewed under cornerstone... Read More

San Francisquito Creek Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named San Francisquito Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the impact Stanford University’s antiquated Searsville Dam is having on the health of the creek and its fish and wildlife. “The America’s Most Endangered... Read More

Middle Mississippi River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Middle Mississippi River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat a new levee at the New Madrid Floodway poses to wildlife habitat and downstream flood safety. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers... Read More

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washingon, DC) – American Rivers named the Upper Colorado River Basin among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the need for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to prevent new water diversions and instead prioritize river protection and water conservation measures in... Read More

South Fork Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the South Fork Edisto River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on excessive withdrawals that take too much water out of the river, threatening river health and downstream water users. “The America’s Most... Read More

Haw River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Haw River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat polluted runoff poses to drinking water supplies and recreation. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save... Read More

Colorado’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named Colorado’s White River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat oil and gas development poses to fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, and recreation opportunities. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report... Read More

Gila River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014

Most Endangered Rivers
April 9, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Gila River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that an expensive and unnecessary pipeline and diversion project poses to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers... Read More