River Voices Archive – 2019
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Welcome to the December 2019 edition of River Voices, with a focus on drinking water. Hear about our commitment to equity and the Drinking Water Guide and meet network members Kim Gaddy and Aly Shaw, who participated in our drinking water, equity, and climate peer learning cohort. Plus, our heartfelt gratitude to all who supported a strong network on #GivingTuesday!
Welcome to the November 2019 edition of River Voices, with a focus on Latinx community engagement. Hear about Ixchel’s work fighting for clean drinking water in two western Chicago suburbs and meet network member Nayamin Martinez to read about her work in California’s Central Valley. Plus, our Drinking Water Guide is now available in Spanish!
Welcome to the October 2019 edition of River Voices, with a recap of our 2018-2019 Project Rain Barrel season and next steps from the River Rally Idea Exchanges. Meet our new Institutional Relations Director, Katie Murphy along with network member Kevin Jeffery. Plus, the River Rally workshop submission deadline has been extended: you can now submit until October 8!
Welcome to the September 2019 edition of River Voices, with the announcement of seven US Forest Service Wild and Scenic Rivers grant recipients and our team’s local reflections for World Rivers Day. Learn about our work with integrated water management plans in Colorado through a story from the wild Yampa River (the only Colorado River tributary without a large dam). Plus: One month left to submit a workshop proposal for River Rally 2020!
River Voices August 2019: Mapping Waters for Recreation in the Delaware Basin
Welcome to the August 2019 edition of River Voices, with special focus on recreation mapping in the Delaware Basin. Meet Brenna Goggin, River Network’s Mid-Atlantic Leadership Development Manager, and see what’s changed in the Southeast with an updated version of our report, Protecting and Restoring Flows in Our Southeastern Rivers.
River Voices July 2019: River Rally 2019 Highlights & The Power of Rally
Welcome to the July 2019 edition of River Voices, with special focus on River Rally 2019. Meet Amy Boal, River Network’s Marketing and Communications Manager, and see River Rally 2019 highlights, including a piece by journalist James Edward Mills on equity, diversity, and inclusion at Rally.
River Voices June 2019: Community Resilience
Welcome to the June 2019 edition of River Voices, with special focus on urban flooding and our community resilience work. Meet Diana Toledo, River Network’s Leadership Development Director, and see River Rally 2019 highlights, including an opportunity to join the Urban Waters Learning Forum.
River Voices May 2019: A Drinking Water Guide for All
Welcome to the May 2019 edition of River Voices, announcing the launch of the Drinking Water Guide: A Resource for Advocates. Plus, meet Jumana Vasi, a River Network board member and core contributor to the Drinking Water Guide, and see River Rally 2019 highlights, including an opportunity to join the Urban Waters Learning Forum.
River Voices April 2019: Rally Up for Idea Exchanges
Welcome to the April 2019 edition of River Voices. Read about River Rally 2019’s most exciting new format, the Idea Exchange, an opportunity to connect over today’s hottest topics. Plus, meet Adam Marciniak, Board Member of Friends of the Black River, and check out the latest tips and network news.
River Voices March 2019: Businesses Investing In Water
Welcome to the March 2019 edition of River Voices. Read about how the Business for Water Stewardship Project Bank is helping businesses invest in regional water replenishment projects. Plus, meet Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director of Milwaukee Water Commons, and check out the latest webinars and funding opportunities.
River Voices February 2019: Agriculture and Water in the West
Welcome to the February 2019 edition of River Voices. Read about how diverse stakeholders are uniting to keep water flowing in the Colorado River. Plus, meet River Network’s Institutional Relations Director, Leslie Woollenweber, and Juliana Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Watershed Project, and check out the latest webinars and funding opportunities.
River Voices January 2019: The Future of Water Policy
Welcome to the January 2019 edition of River Voices. Read our 2018 water policy round-up and get set for what’s ahead in 2019. Plus, meet River Network’s membership and operations associate, Carly Schmidt, and Cindy Lowry, executive director of the Alabama Rivers Alliance, and check out the latest webinars and funding opportunities.