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NFC: Fw: Calling All Most Endangered Rivers Nominations!

Is the local smallmouth stream starting to smell suspicious as 
industrial chicken farms multiply in the headwaters? 

Does the government want to drain a riverfront marsh claiming it will 
help prevent floods? 

Would a proposed dam leave a favorite paddling destination high and 

These and other river threats create candidates for the annual 
America's Most Endangered Rivers report. Each year, American Rivers 
reviews nominations from all across the country to determine the list 
of the rivers at greatest risk of taking a turn for the worse in the 
coming twelve months.  

River lovers everywhere can pick up nomination forms online at 
www.americanrivers.org, and hard copies will be making their way to 
your mailbox in the next couple of weeks. American Rivers will accept 
nominations through October 1, 2001, and the report will be released 
in April, 2002.

Any individual or organization can nominate a river. In recent years, 
organizations such as the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Ducks 
Unlimited, the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, the 
Sierra Club, the South Dakota Canoe Association, the Wateree 
Homeowners Association, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and many others 
have participated. 

Why do these groups go to the trouble? The America's Most Endangered 
Rivers report has a tremendously successful track record raising 
community awareness and stimulating civic participation on behalf of 
the listed rivers -- encouraging the public the take action and 
showing them how. 

Entire rivers or selected portions -- headwaters, tributaries, 
riparian wetlands, or estuaries -- can be designated. Nominations 
will be evaluated by three main criteria:

* The magnitude and imminence of the threat 
* The likelihood that major action during the coming year could 
either intensify or lessen the threat 
* The regional and national significance of the river

If you are considering a nomination, you can read recent reports at 

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Sherman at 
outreach at amrivers_org or (202) 347-7550.

Please pass on this notice to anyone who might be interested in 
pulling together a nomination.  Thanks!

Thank you robertrice at juno_com for helping to protect and 
restore America's rivers.

To contact American Rivers, send an email to Rebecca 
Sherman at outreach at amrivers_org or call 202-347-7550.

To update your information, please visit: 

Encourge friends to become an online river activist, by visiting 
www.americanrivers.org/takeaction.  To become a member of American 
Rivers, visit www.americanrivers.org/joindonate 

Join the nation's online river community at www.americanrivers.org 
for free online resources, toolkits, and ways to unite with other 
activists on your important issues.  AOL Keyword: American Rivers

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