American Rivers

American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.

Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Group Targets Flawed Federal Levee Policies in Puget Sound
An Army Corps of Engineers policy to remove trees and other vegetation from levees on Puget Sound area rivers jeopardizes endangered salmon and may compromise flood protection, American Rivers said today in a 60-day notice of intent to sue letter to the Corps. American Rivers urged the Corps to resolve the issue and pledged to work with the Corps to achieve lasting solutions. The notice was filed on the eve of a conference in Seattle hosted by the Army Corps to discuss its levee vegetation policy.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Go Green This Spring: Save Water, Save Money, and Prevent Pollution
For the first time this year, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan residents have the opportunity to save money and water by purchasing discounted rain barrels, thanks to a partnership between American Rivers, the Toledo Stormwater Program, the Rain Garden Initiative of Toledo Lucas County and The New England Rain Barrel Company. Rain barrels help residents use water more wisely and reduce pollution in local streams by capturing stormwater runoff.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Senate Economic Recovery Plan Is Big Step Forward for Jobs, Clean Water
American Rivers today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will create jobs, put our nation on the path to economic growth, and transform the way we manage clean water and rivers, bringing real health and quality of life benefits to communities nationwide.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
US Water Infrastructure Transformation Needed to Protect Public Health, Safety, and Save Money
Water infrastructure in the United States is deteriorating and needs a major overhaul to avoid further declines in our clean water supplies and to deal with the more extreme weather that is coming with global warming, American Rivers said today in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
American Rivers Applauds Army Corps for Natural Flood Management Proposal
American Rivers today praised the Army Corps of Engineers for choosing a 21st century flood management solution in the Jackson Brook watershed. The Corps' decision not to build a 20-foot dam at Hedden Park, and instead focus on watershed restoration solutions will reduce flood risk and improve community safety. Stephanie Lindloff, senior director of river restoration for American Rivers, made the following statement:
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
New Studies Confirm Klamath Dam Removal Beneficial for Salmon and Water Quality, No Increased Flood Risk
Three new reports funded by the California Coastal Conservancy show that removing four large dams on the Klamath River will cause relatively minor negative effects in the short-run, will not require sediment removal, and will provide great benefits for the long-term health of the river and its fish.
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Monday, January 26, 2009
American Rivers Calls for Additional Wild and Scenic Protections for John Day Basin
Thirty-seven miles of the North Fork John Day River should be protected as Wild and Scenic, and the Bureau of Land Management should better control grazing and off-highway vehicle use in order to better protect the clean water and fish and wildlife habitat of the John Day River Basin, American Rivers said today.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
1,000 Miles of Rivers in Seven States to Be Protected as Wild and Scenic
The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S.
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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation to be Considered on Sunday
This Sunday Congress has the chance to renew its commitment to protect the nation's clean water and river heritage by passing S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which includes eight provisions that have important protections for 82 rivers. Only once before in history has Congress protected more rivers at one time under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The bill would safeguard over 270,000 acres along over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, California, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, and Massachusetts.
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Stronger Stormwater Safeguards Needed to Protect Maryland's Clean Water
As the State of Maryland considers how to reduce stormwater pollution from roads, lawns and parking lots, American Rivers and the Maryland Stormwater Consortium today announced three critical steps the state must take to protect clean water.
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