River Network envisions a future of clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers.
The July issue of River Voices focuses on climate change and climate resilience. As we face a future with more extreme events, we can expect more people to become climate refugees. What are we going to do to prepare our communities, to help reduce the risk to the most vulnerable, and build back into our ecosystems the ability to absorb the impact of these changes? Can we have both healthy rivers and resilient communities? Read articles from this issue
Impact Story: Green Streets
The stormwater that hits our streets, sidewalks and alleys carries pollutants, causes soil erosion and flooding, makes sewers overflow, and leads to unnatural highs and lows in stream flows. Green streets incorporate green infrastructure (like trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement) in order to manage and treat the stormwater that flows off of the street.
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper was a successful organization, but too much of the group’s time was spent protecting their watershed that very little went into securing their budget from one year to the next.