Endangered Species Day

Last Friday (May 17) was Endangered Species Day - an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Today's blog gives an overview of a few endangered species the Endangered Species Coalition highlight on their website that are … Continue reading Endangered Species Day

NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

Every April, American Rivers releases a list of the top ten most endangered rivers in the United States. America's Most Endangered Rivers Report is one of the best-known and longest-lived annual reports in the environmental movement. Grassroots river conservationists use the report each year to help save their local rivers by scoring policy successes that benefit these rivers … Continue reading NWNL’s Most Endangered Rivers 2019

From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising

Written by Alison M Jones Photographs by Peggy Pierrepont and Alison M. Jones This blog stems from 2 months of photographs and commentary shared by Peggy Pierrepont.  A former TV producer, Peggy has lived in Natchez MS for 24 years. Weather permitting, she paddles the Mississippi River and its backwaters daily, keenly observing its foibles. … Continue reading From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising

Protecting Nebraska Sandhills

Written by Sarah Sortum Edits by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director Photos © Sarah Sortum, unless otherwise noted Sarah (Switzer) Sortum is a rancher and eco-tourism provider in the Nebraska Sandhills where she is fulfilling her childhood dream of living on the family ranch. She is a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner; founding member of the Great … Continue reading Protecting Nebraska Sandhills

WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

All photos © Alison M. Jones NWNL is proud to have its imagery included in the Smithsonian’s WATER/WAYS Exhibit traveling across the US as part of their “Museum on Main Street” program. From now until Feb 2020, WATER/WAYS will be shown in small towns that face water availability, quality and usage challenges. Smithsonian believes photography … Continue reading WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

The Clean Water Act: Analysis

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All photos © Alison M. Jones Isabelle Bienen is at Northwestern University studying Social and Environmental Policy and Legal Studies. As a NWNL summer intern, she wrote 5 blogs on the 1972 US Clean Water Act [CWA] and its role in NWNL’s 3 US … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Analysis

BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS

Text and Photos by Alison M. Jones:  NWNL Director and Lead Photographer Research by Elise I. Boeger:  Member of The Explorers Club, avid birder in NYC’s Central Park, part of Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 25+ years   Everywhere we look, especially if we crane our necks upwards, birds of all colors and sizes surround us! … Continue reading BIRD POPULATIONS & WATERSHEDS