Summer Signage Synergy

Written by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Alison M Jones The significance of signage hit me during a 2008 stroll with Walter Volovsek in Castlegar, British Columbia. This Columbia River Basin historian and volunteer sign-maker walked with me along Canada’s upper reaches of the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River. His signs dotted our trail … Continue reading Summer Signage Synergy

NWNL Self-Published Books

Did you know NWNL has self-published several books using photographs taken by NWNL Director Alison Jones on expeditions? Several of the books also use quotes from NWNL Voices of the River interviews with watershed stewards as well as additional research. Today's blog gives an overview of each of NWNL's self-published books. If you're interested in … Continue reading NWNL Self-Published Books

Clark County Wetlands Park

Written by Michael McGuire Photos © Michael McGuire Edited by Alison M Jones Michael McGuire is a wildlife and nature photographer from Kenosha, Wisconsin. At Univ. of Vermont (Class of 2020), he studies Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Geography. At February's Las Vegas Summit for the North American Nature Photography Association, he joined its College … Continue reading Clark County Wetlands Park

The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social & Environmental Policy and Culture & Legal Studies. This is the 3rd of 5 blogs Isabelle wrote as a NWNL Summer Intern on the U.S. Clean … Continue reading The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues

Anadromous Fish and Dams in NJ’s Raritan River

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones Bianca is a Syracuse University senior studying Biology and Economics. Her NWNL summer research on watershed biodiversity also yielded these NWNL blogs:  Wild v. Hatchery Salmon; Buffalo & Bison; Papyrus & Phragmites; Deer & Elephants and … Continue reading Anadromous Fish and Dams in NJ’s Raritan River

Desalination Explained

By Paddy Padmanathan (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) Pictures and graphics provided by Paddy Padmanathan Mr. Padmanathan, a professional civil engineer for over 35 years, is President and CEO of ACWA Power, a company that delivers desalinated water in 11 countries. His goal today is to promote localization of technology and industrialization of … Continue reading Desalination Explained

The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social and Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. As NWNL Summer Intern, she wrote a 5-blog series on the history, purpose and current status of the … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers