America’s Best River Towns

By Sarah Ross and Alison M. JonesPhotos by Alison M. Jones American River’s recent blog, “America’s 8 Best River Towns” features four towns NWNL has also enjoyed while on its US watershed expeditions. This inspired us to create this mini "River Town Photo Log" of those 4 historic and unique river towns and 5 other…

No Justice – No Water – No Life

By Sarah RossAll Photos © Alison M. Jones The interconnection between environmental and social issues is undeniable. As environmental justice gains momentum in facing the most pressing issues of our time, NWNL has consciously intensified its coverage of issues disproportionately facing Black, Indigenous, Latinx, African and other marginalized communities. We are reexamining environmental injustice issues…

DNA: Tool for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

By Johanna Mitra, at Stony Brook University.All Photos © Alison M. Jones, unless otherwise noted. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. This NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts student essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to propose work focused on…

Our Frozen Cryosphere Is Melting

A NextGen Blog post by Michelle O’Brien, University of North Carolina Wilmington This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. This NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts students’ essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to propose work focused on watershed values, threats and…

Show Some Summer Support

By Sarah RossAll Photos © Alison M. Jones As we mail out our mid-year fundraiser appeal, this blog post shares some of our recent NWNL accomplishments and ongoing summer projects. Please help NWNL share its research and expedition materials documenting healthy waterways and promoting clean water available for all! Your continued support is appreciated now…