Search Results for dam removal success
August 25, 2014 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – With the final blasts scheduled to remove the remaining 35 feet of Glines Canyon Dam in the coming weeks, the nation’s biggest dam removal project on Washington’s Elwha River is nearing completion. The river restoration effort, which kicked off in 2011, is surpassing expectations and showing great progress, from… Read more
June 11. 2014 Contact: (Petersburg, VA)– Work is underway to remove the Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River—with removal of the concrete spillway scheduled to begin on July 15, 2014. As the first obstruction on the river, the Harvell Dam has long been deemed the most critical fish passage site on the Appomattox and one… Read more
February 19, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 51 dams in 2013, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,… Read more
Together with our partners, American Rivers is committed to finding the best solutions for the people and salmon of the Columbia-Snake basin.
This film tells the story of historic dam removal successes on Washington’s Elwha and White Salmon rivers. The film premiered at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in 2013 and is the final installment in the “Year of the River” series.
TITLE: AmeriCorps Member, River Assessment and Restoration Assistant LOCATION: Nevada City, CA ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS Named one of the best groups to support by “Outside” magazine, 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… Read more
List highlights threat climate change poses to rivers, water supplies, public safety American Rivers spotlights national success story on Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Contact: Amy Kober, American Rivers, 503-708-1145 www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers Washington, DC – American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, identifying ten rivers facing imminent threats. This year’s report spotlights the… Read more
Climate change and proposed diversion threaten New Mexico’s last wild river Contact: Sinjin Eberle, American Rivers, 720-373-0864 Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition, 575-590-7619 Todd Schulke, Center for Biological Diversity, 575-574-5962 Donna Stevens, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, 575-590-5698 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Gila River #1 on the list of America’s Most Endangered… Read more
Climate change and illegal levee development threaten public safety, river health Contact: Eileen Shader, American Rivers, (570) 856-1128 Elliot Brinkman, Prairie Rivers Network, (217) 344-2371, x202 Christine Favilla, Sierra Club, (618) 462-6802 David Stokes, Great River Habitat Alliance, (314) 918-1007 Melissa Samet, National Wildlife Federation, (415) 762-8264 Rob Moore, Natural Resources Defense Council, (312) 651-7923… Read more
Mining threatens clean water, salmon for second year in a row Contact: Mike Fiebig, American Rivers, (406) 600-4061 Kevin Lewis, Idaho Rivers United, (208) 343-7481 Evan Stafford, American Whitewater, (970) 420-5377 Washington, D.C. – For the second year in a row, American Rivers named the South Fork of the Salmon River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®,… Read more
Mining threatens salmon, culture and economy Contact: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 Dr. Gershon Cohen, Alaska Clean Water Advocacy, (907) 314-0228 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Chilkat River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the grave threat that mining poses to the river’s salmon, culture and economy. American Rivers and… Read more
Reckless development threatens clean water in National Scenic River Contact: Katie Rousseau, American Rivers, (419) 215-7748 John Tetzloff, Darby Creek Association, (614) 288-0313 David Miller, Ohio Environmental Council, (419) 944-1986 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named Ohio’s Big Darby Creek among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the grave threat that urban sprawl poses… Read more