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NFC: Fw: River Policy Update, Week of August 27

To read the River Policy Update online, visit American Rivers' Online 
Newsroom at http://www.americanrivers.org/policyupdates/update.htm

American Rivers' Policy Update
Week of August 27, 2001


* Congressional calendar
* Take action
* Most Endangered Rivers nominations
* River photo contest
* Jobs

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



No hearings scheduled this week.

The Senate is in recess until September 4th. 


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 


So you've received your Most Endangered Rivers nomination form, and 
you've been thinking about putting together a nomination for the 
river you've worked on for years - a river that could really use that 
listing to get a little publicity and sway an important decision.

But it looks like a lot of work, and you don't have all of the 
materials you need.  And to cap it all off, the deadline is October 1.

What should you do?  
Talk to American Rivers at the Most Endangered Rivers online chat!  

It's very simple: register at our homepage, www.americanrivers.org, 
and ask American Rivers any questions you have about the nomination 
form, the process, and the report.  You may find that another group 
is interested in the same river, and can help you with your 
application.  A statewide river group may have listed a river in our 
Report before, and can give you a reliable idea of what a listing 
takes from the grassroots end.  

American Rivers welcomes questions and applications from any and all 
interested individuals and groups.

Sharing ideas and thoughts on Most Endangered Rivers can only make 
your application stronger.  Please join us on September 6th at 2 p.m. 
EDT, armed with questions and advice.

If you have any questions about the chat, contact Rebecca Sherman at 
(202) 347-7550 or rsherman at amrivers_org.  We hope you join us!


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 October 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
* Conservation Assistant - Outreach
* Organizer/Outreach Specialist - Missouri River Campaign
* 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 
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