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Statement of American Rivers on the passing of Claude Terry

November 25, 2019Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, released the following statement on the passing of Director Emeritus Claude Terry, one of the founders of American Rivers, and a lifelong champion for river conservation: “Claude is a river hero, one of the great champions of... Read More

Wildlife Refuge Boundary Modification Strengthens Communities in the Face of Climate Change

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge advances coastal resilience, habitat and recreation opportunities November 12, 2019 Contact: Janae Davis, Winyah Bay Coordinator, American Rivers(843) 999-0182, Craig Sasser, Refuge Manager, Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge(843)527-8069, Communities in coastal South Carolina will benefit from innovative land protections, announced by the Waccamaw National... Read More

Conservation Groups Challenge Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court

Press Release from American Rivers, Charleston Waterkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Rappahannock, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center For Release: October 23,... Read More

Grant County, NM Votes to Support a Wild and Scenic Gila

September 12, 2019 Contact: Sinjin Eberle, 720-373-0864 The Grant County Commission today passed a resolution to support federal legislation that would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and their tributaries as wild and scenic. The vote comes after a groundswell of support from Tribes, sportsmen, veterans,... Read More

Trump administration repeals “Clean Water Rule,” threatening drinking water sources

September 12, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, Washington –  Continuing its assault on rivers and clean water nationwide, the Trump administration today released its final rule repealing the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule.  Promulgated in 2015, the Clean Water Rule clarified the definition of “waters of the United... Read More

Bloede Dam removal project complete: Patapsco River surges back to life

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
July 31, 2019 Contact: Serena McClain, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 Gregg Bortz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 410-260-8001 Jennie Lyons, NOAA, 301-427-8013 David Eisenhauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 413-253-8492 Washington – One of the most important dam removal projects in the Mid-Atlantic is officially complete. Project partners announced today... Read More