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Outdated dam operations threaten water quality, salmon and steelhead Contact: David Moryc, American Rivers, (503) 307-1137 Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper, (503) 890-1683 Bob Rees, Willamette Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Coalition, Representing the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, (503) 812-9036 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Willamette River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing… Read more
Storm surge flood barriers being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers in response to Hurricane Sandy, threaten river health Contact: Eileen Shader, American Rivers, (570) 856-1128 Leah Rae, Riverkeeper, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Hudson River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the grave threat that… Read more
Pollution from hog operation threatens clean water Contact: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 Lin Wellford, Ozark River Stewards, (870) 480-8644 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Buffalo National River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the grave threat that a massive hog operation poses to the river’s clean water. American Rivers… Read more
Outdated flood management threatens salmon, river health Contact: Brandon Parsons, American Rivers, (512) 517-4001 Logan Harris, King County Dept. Natural Resources and Parks, (206) 477-4516 Doug Osterman, Green/Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9), (206) 477-4793 Cathy Cochrane, Puget Sound Partnership, (360) 790-7958 Mindy Roberts, Washington Environmental Council, (206) 631-2600 Washington, D.C. – American… Read more
Mining threatens salmon, culture and economy Contact: Jessie Thomas-Blate, American Rivers, (202) 347-7550 Rob Sanderson Jr., Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission Board Chair, (907) 821-8885 Jennifer Hanlon, Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission Vice Chair, (907) 723-9922 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named the Stikine River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2019, citing the… Read more
TITLE: Conservation Associate Director, Southern Appalachia and the Carolinas CLASSIFICATION: Associate Director I DEPARTMENT: Conservation WAGE CATEGORY: Non-exempt, Full-time REPORTS TO: Conservation Director of Southern Appalachia LOCATION: Asheville, NC ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves… Read more
But on Election Night, CNN Didn’t Even Mention Floodplain Restoration?!?
How one dam removal sparked a wave of river restoration projects nationwide
Hitchcock Creek, a tributary of the Pee Dee River, flows through Rockingham, North Carolina. Thanks to a dam removal and the creation of the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail, the creek is experiencing a renaissance and the local community is reconnecting to this valuable natural asset. Through the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail, the City of Rockingham… Read more
Protected rivers provide communities with a host of benefits including clean water, quality of life, and stronger local economies. River recreation connects people with their local rivers and inspires people to further protect their hometown rivers. Healthy rivers are economic drivers that benefit communities, businesses and quality of life. According to the Outdoor Industry Association,… Read more
American Rivers removed two dams this summer in PA — Delp Dam and Krady Mill Dam. These restoration projects will benefit fish, wildlife, and public safety.
A closer look at how a popular whitewater river gained Wild and Scenic protection, and why a dam removal added to the enjoyment of this special watershed.