American Rivers Announces Andrew Fisk as Northeast Regional Director

August 2, 2023

Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 

American Rivers announced today that Andrew Fisk is joining the organization as its new Northeast Regional Director. Fisk has worked in natural resource conservation and environmental advocacy throughout New England since 1998. 

“In this moment where the Northeast’s rivers and clean water face so many challenges, Andrew has what it takes to advance our bold vision and secure lasting solutions for the region’s rivers and communities. We are thrilled to welcome him to the American Rivers team,” said Heather Taylor-Miesle, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Regional Conservation.  

Most recently, Fisk served as Bureau Chief for Natural Resources at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, overseeing the state’s fisheries, wildlife, and forestry programs. From 2011 to 2022, he led the Connecticut River Conservancy as executive director. With the hard work of a great team and strong board, CRC grew substantially in impact, scale, and reputation in its drive to make New England’s longest river and watershed clean, healthy, and full of life.  

Between 1998 and 2011, Fisk served in administrative, planning, and leadership positions in the Departments of Conservation, Marine Resources, and Environmental Protection in the State of Maine, including an appointed position under Governor John Baldacci.  

He currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation as well as the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission. He is on the Advisory Board of Estuary Magazine and currently a volunteer on the City of Holyoke’s citizen advisory committee on wastewater infrastructure working to develop an ambitious overhaul of the city’s infrastructure. He also serves on the Community Advisory Board for New England Public Media. 

“I am honored to be joining American Rivers, and I am energized by the organization’s ambitions for growth in the Northeast,” Fisk said. “The American Rivers model of generous partnership and collaboration while fighting for a better world is spot on for me. I am confident that together with our partners and supporters, we will make great strides for the region’s rivers, and all of the life they support.” 

Fisk will start at American Rivers on September 11. He will be based in Holyoke, MA. 

About American Rivers  

American Rivers is championing a national effort to protect and restore all rivers, from remote mountain streams to urban waterways. Healthy rivers provide people and nature with clean, abundant water and natural habitat. For 50 years, American Rivers staff, supporters, and partners have shared a common belief: Life Depends on Rivers. For more information, please visit