Author: JessieThomas-Blate

American Rivers welcomes Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis as new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

American Rivers welcomes Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis as new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice November 10, 2021 Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 Washington – American Rivers today announced that Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis (she/they) will join the organization as Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice. Throughout their career, Dr. Lewis…

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2022 Endangered Rivers Nominations

Dear Friend of the Rivers,   Is your river facing a decision in the coming year that will impact its fate? America’s Most Endangered Rivers® is the most influential national campaign to galvanize public action and secure victories for rivers, clean water and communities. Every year, American Rivers, an environmental non-profit, generates a report and…

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69 dams removed in 2020, reconnecting 624 miles of rivers nationwide

69 dams removed in 2020, reconnecting 624 miles of rivers nationwide  Increased federal investment in dam removal, river restoration would boost economy, benefit communities   February 18, 2021 Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington) –  Sixty-nine dams were removed in 2020, revitalizing local economies and communities and restoring fish, wildlife and river health. Communities in…

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Endangered Rivers Nominations Open

Is your river facing a decision in the coming year that will impact its fate? America’s Most Endangered Rivers® is the most influential national campaign to galvanize public action and secure victories for rivers, clean water and communities. Every year, American Rivers, an environmental non-profit, generates a report and media blast on 10 rivers at…

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New River Restoration Resources

Dear Restoration Interested Parties, American Rivers is excited to share with you some updates on new data and resources available to you related to dam removal! 2019 Dam Removal Database and Map  Our updated dam removal database and map are now available for your reference (see this blog for more info). Thank you to all…

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