River Network Blogs

Our collection of blog posts from various River Network Staff and Programs.

Merritt Frey
Aug 5 2014 - 3:58pm

BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to the Park Foundation, we can now offer scholarships for Partners interested in attending the Clean Water Act 101 Institute.

Merritt Frey
Jul 14 2014 - 10:43am

As you've read about before on this blog, earlier this year the U.S.

Merritt Frey
Jun 19 2014 - 6:09am

Learn to wield the power of the Clean Water Act in your watershed!

Reserve your spot before July 18, 2014

Merritt Frey
Jun 13 2014 - 2:45pm

Waters of the US Rulemaking: Deciding What it Means in Your Watershed (Webinar 2)

Mark Gorman, Northeast-Midwest Institute
May 27 2014 - 8:31am

*Today's blog posting is a guest posting written by Mark Gorman of the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

Merritt Frey
May 23 2014 - 1:41pm

As you’ve heard from me a few times now, U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a very important draft rulemaking this spring.

Merritt Frey
May 19 2014 - 5:17pm

I'm pondering a possible new recurring feature for the blog: Geek Reading Selections. For better or for worse, I think I could keep the feature well populated.

Merritt Frey
Apr 24 2014 - 10:21am

I'm starting to run the risk of making this blog all Waters of the US rulemaking all the time, but this really is a critical issue! As a result, we've invited US EPA staff to come brief River Network Partners and allies about the rule via a webinar. You're invited!

Merritt Frey
Apr 21 2014 - 12:56pm

Start the clock!

Merritt Frey
Apr 7 2014 - 5:59am

While reading The Water Report on the plane last night, I came across an online tool I thought our Partners would find useful -- the Oil and Gas Water Quality database within the LawAtlas.org website.

Merrit Frey
Mar 25 2014 - 9:49am

There will be a lot of discussion about this proposed rule over the next few months (the comment period is 90 days).

Merritt Frey
Mar 14 2014 - 2:41pm

On March 5, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (S. 2080). This legislation could be important for many of our Partner groups around the country, so I asked Ryan Roberts of the National Fish Habitat Partnership -- an organization following the issue closely -- to share some information with us about the Partnership and the Act.

Merritt Frey
Mar 3 2014 - 8:00am

A few weeks ago I tweeted about a cool new Best Practices for Riverfront Communities guide for communities along Utah's Jordan River. While the guide is focused on the Jordan, I encourage watershed leaders from all sorts of urban and suburban rivers to check out the guide. The specific practices will be useful (and may be quite familiar) but I think the idea of packaging a vision for consistent yet flexible river protections from community to community will provide even greater food for thought.

Feb 28 2014 - 1:07pm

We are taking the opportunity during our winter stay in the Wasatch Mountains to learn about some of the environmental issues in western ski areas. Here’s what we know:

Merritt Frey
Feb 16 2014 - 4:08pm

A useful new toolkit from the Sourcewater Collaborative focuses on working with the agricultural community to protect drinking water sources. However, this toolkit will likely be just as useful for anyone working to protect and restore rivers, lakes, or groundwater...whether for drinking water or for other purposes.