Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming. Climate change, perhaps rivers’ most existential threat, is fueling record-breaking floods and drought. A long history of racial injustice forces the impacts of climate change, along with pollution, dams and other...

ARA’s Executive Director’s Testimony to the EPA

On September 2, ARA’s executive director, Cindy Lowry, submitted verbal comments at EPA’s Public Hearing Revising the Definition of “Waters of the United States”. Click here to watch a recording of the hearing [link coming soon!] My name is Cindy Lowry and I am the...
Alabama River Journey 2050 by Scot Duncan

Alabama River Journey 2050 by Scot Duncan

Join the journey with our friend Dr. R. Scot Duncan as he takes a trip down the Cahaba River in 2050. “[ARA’s Water is Life Zoom Talk] exercise inspired me to share a vision of how I hope our rivers—and our state—will be late in my life. Our rivers today are...
A Good First Step for our Infrastructure

A Good First Step for our Infrastructure

It’s hard not to get excited about the investment included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework currently moving through congress. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would invest $55 billion in water infrastructure, $12 billion for flood management and ...
Watauga River Free Flowing Again

Watauga River Free Flowing Again

The unused hydro dam stretched across the Watauga River in mountains of North Carolina, obstructing free river flow and movement of animals.  Today, it is gone. Today the river again flows freely, reconnecting with 140 miles of waterways. Today the Watauga is a better...