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NFC: Fw: River Policy Update, Week of August 20, 2001

Newsroom at http://www.americanrivers.org/policyupdates/update.htm 
and click on "River Policy Update." 

American Rivers' Policy Update
Week of August 20, 2001


* Congressional calendar
* Take action
* Land Trust Rally 2001
* Special river trip deal
* River photo contest
* Jobs

The Senate is in recess until September 4th and the House until 
September 6th.   



The Senate is in recess until September 4th, but the Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry Committee will be holding the following field 
hearing this week:

Field hearing on the new federal farm bill 
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee
1:00 p.m., Monday, August 20th at the American Legion Hall, 1100 2nd 
Avenue, NW, Stewartville, MN 


No hearings scheduled this week.

The House of Representatives is in recess until September 6th. 


Follow the latest American Rivers' Action Alerts and Press Releases!  
Take action to help save America's Rivers.  Visit 


Attend the Largest Land Conservation Conference in the World!

September 29-October 2 
Baltimore, Maryland

The Land Trust Alliance (www.lta.org) is sponsoring the 14th Land 
Trust Rally which is bringing together approximately 1,600 land 
conservationists from 48 states and 13 countries, to date.  Attend 
one, two, three or four days of the conference's 23 field trips, 30 
seminars, or 140 roundtables and workshops. 

Everyone is welcome to register for this conference to: 
* Learn the fundamentals of private land protection and stewardship 
or to delve deeper into emerging legal issues, funding mechanisms, 
organizational management; 
* Hear the latest public policy developments and analysis from 
leaders in the conservation field; 
* Meet colleagues who have common concern, unique experiences, and 
creative solutions to protecting land and water; 
* Recharge your own commitment to conservation. 

Registration for Rally 2001 will close September 7, or when the 
conference is fully subscribed -- whichever comes first. The past two 
Rallies were fully subscribed before September, so register as soon 
as possible!

To register:
-Go online to www.lta.org/training/rally.htm.
-Call LTA (202-638-4725) to receive a registration brochure in the 
-Email Emily Farwig (efarwig at lta_org) at LTA to receive a 
registration brochure in the mail. 


Go rafting in Cataract Canyon!

Rapids, waterfalls, and ancient Pueblo ruins, all in the heart of 
Utah's Canyonlands National Park. Discount rate; several dates are 
available. A great trip for families! Click here for the itinerary 
and more information:


National River Photo Contest! Enter your river photos and win prizes.

American Rivers and GORP.com, the leading outdoor recreation and 
adventure travel website, are sponsoring a national photo contest to 
celebrate America's rivers.  From July 25 until September 1, 
photographers are invited to submit photos of their favorite rivers. 

In a unique twist, visitors to GORP.com will be able to "vote off" 
submitted photos until a winning photo is determined. The grand prize 
is a complete kayak package, including an inflatable Tahiti Classic 
Kayak by Sevylor, complete with paddle and helmet.  The twenty 
finalists will win a case of Poland Springs water and a pair of Slot 
Canyon White Water shoes from Mountain Athletics by Timberland.  

Voting will take place during the first two weeks in September, when 
members of the GORP.com and American Rivers communities will cast 
their vote for their favorite photo.  The grand prize winner will be 
chosen from a pool of twenty finalists.  

Full details of the contest are available at 


American Rivers currently has a number of job openings.  See our 
employment webpage at http://www.amrivers.org/jobs/default.htm for 
the following opportunities:

* Director of Development, Northwest Regional Office
* Online Community Manager
* Conservation Assistant-Outreach
* Organizer/Outreach Specialist-Missouri River Campaign
* River Restoration Financing Associate
* Development Assistant
* Fall 2001 Internships (see 


Contact Michael Garrity, Conservation Associate, at 202-347-7550. 

Legislative information is obtained from sources including: 
Environment and Energy Daily, Greenwire, Congressional Green Sheets, 
and members of the American Rivers conservation staff. 

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