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Rivers: The Heart of America's Great Outdoors

Posted February 16, 2011 | 15:41:10 (EST)

Ask any family enjoying a streamside picnic in the city park. A Girl Scout troop on their first canoe trip. A little boy and his grandfather casting a line, hoping to catch the big one.

Ask any child wading barefoot in a stream.

Rivers are the heart of America's...

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Dam Removal Spurs River Renaissance

Posted October 20, 2010 | 17:50:41 (EST)

The Patapsco River, which flows through Baltimore into the Chesapeake Bay, holds a special place in our nation's history. It was at the mouth of the Patapsco at Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner nearly 200 years ago. The Patapsco...

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Every Child Deserves a Healthy River

Posted June 25, 2010 | 15:56:06 (EST)

A couple of weeks ago, the sheriff of Richland County, South Carolina took 35 at-risk youth paddling on the Congaree River Blue Trail. The day on the river was part of a program to keep students out of gangs. For most of the kids, it was their first...

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Turning Endangered Rivers Into Success Stories

Posted June 2, 2010 | 13:37:26 (EST)

While all eyes are focused on the disaster that is the Gulf oil spill, there is another, different kind of clean water crisis unfolding in the Northeast, brought to you courtesy of the oil and gas industry. But the good news is, this is one disaster we can avoid.

Today,...

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