Efforts to protect and enhance our nation’s coastal resilience are, by their very nature, place-based. As coastal states and communities pursue strategies to adapt to a changing coastline, federal policy … Read more
Water Resources Development Act
Three Policies Supporting Coastal Resilience
Wins for Wildlife in Water Bill
This week, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act was signed into law – which contains several wins for communities and wildlife that depend on clean water! The act promotes natural … Read more
Flint Leaders to Congress: We Are Not Disposable People
Anytime you can’t turn on your faucet, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are scared of water, it’s a crisis. Anytime people are questioning their health and what’s happened to them … Read more
How Congress Can Transform Water Resources Planning
America’s Everglades are home to many endangered and threatened species, including the Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, and Snail Kite. These grassy waters once flowed freely from headwaters above the Kissimmee River … Read more
Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!
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 … Read more
Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?
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 … Read more
Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!
Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened … Read more
Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act
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 … Read more
Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA
The Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, includes key reform measures that would help better protect and mitigate for the loss of wetlands and … Read more