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Robyn grew up in Los Angeles and was never really inspired to visit the great outdoors—she used to tell everyone she was allergic to fresh air. It wasn’t until moving to Northern California for college that she truly began to appreciate nature. While in school, she fell in love with water issues: it was eerily fascinating that there can be alternative forms of energy, but there is no substitute for water. From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Puget Sound to the Chesapeake Bay, she believes there is no water that doesn’t deserve to be protected.
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Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!

1/10/2014 // By Robyn Fischer

At this very moment members of Congress are in the process of finalizing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill which authorizes the study and construction of new water projects, and makes policy changes to the way the U.S. […] Read more >

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Post Thanksgiving: I’m Still Thankful, Especially for Florida

12/3/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

It has become a Fischer family tradition to spend Thanksgiving holiday in Daytona, Florida—I’m not too sure what palm trees and the beach have to do with turkey day, but my grandparents live there, and my family hates cold weather, […] Read more >

A family of five curious River Otters in Lime Kiln State Park on Washington's San Juan Island. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler Davis.

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

10/21/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Looking beyond the hackneyed pun, the statement is as true as it ever was: we need to protect our waters in the United States. This includes all waters, particularly critical headwater streams, rivers, and wetlands – the very waters that our […] Read more >

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The Public Has Spoken: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Is National Economic Restoration

7/12/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

July 8th marked the end of a public comment period for the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council’s Draft Plan. National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense Fund’s members submitted an astounding 37, 076 comments to the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council, saying that […] Read more >

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Speak Up! BP Oil Spill Fines Must be Used to Restore the Gulf

5/31/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the region’s wildlife and wetlands are still suffering. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a draft plan […] Read more >

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Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

4/30/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet above the flood stage in St. Louis, MO and will […] Read more >

White ibises in the Turner River, in the Florida Everglades. Flickr photo by Chauncey Davis.

Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act

4/3/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Two weeks ago the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), which is the main vehicle for authorizing billions of dollars worth of water projects to be studied, planned, and constructed by […] Read more >

A small cascade near The Basin, along the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch State Park. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

3/29/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that 40 percent of the nation’s river and stream miles have […] Read more >

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Gulf Residents Ask DOJ to Hold BP Fully Accountable

2/25/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Today marked the start of the civil trial to hold BP accountable for the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As dawn broke in New Orleans, 50 Gulf coast residents and representatives from National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense […] Read more >

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Speak Up for Gulf Dolphins—Make Sure BP’s Oil Spill Fines Are Used for Restoration

2/15/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Do you remember the television show Flipper? You know, that loveable, (not so huggable), extraordinarily intelligent bottlenose dolphin that lived off the coast of Florida? Well, NOAA says that the Gulf’s bottlenose dolphins population began to decline right before the […] Read more >

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