The Raritan River We Know and Love

By Judy Shaw, Ph.D., Urban Environmental Planner, Watershed Policy Coordinator, Author The Raritan River, a long unsung treasure of New Jersey, was high on the list of special places for No Water No Life Founder and Director, Alison Jones. She lived in this NWNL case-study watershed all through her childhood and much of her adulthood.…

Grass is #1 US crop and is very water-dependent

Using satellite imagery, NASA's Christina Milesi has been studying the impact of lawns on America's fresh water resources. Research indicates there's at least 3 times more surface area of lawns in the U.S. than irrigated corn, making it the largest irrigated crop. How do lawns hurt the environment? • fertilizers run off into drains, contaminating drinking…

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE FUN!

http://www.youtu.be/4_cE3mKIFbI THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO RIVER NO WATER NO LIFE EXPEDITION HAS JUST ENDED! How many miles did Alison’s ’88 BMW (a.k.a. Black Beauty) travel within the Tennessee and Ohio River Basins during No Water No Life's 5 week documentation of the values and vulnerability of fresh water resources in WV, VA, NC, TN, AL,…

LOTTERY for our WATERSHEDS!

http://youtu.be/4_cE3mKIFbI   How many miles will Alison's '88 BMW (a.k.a. Black Beauty) travel within the Tennessee and Ohio River Basins so No Water No Life can document values and vulnerability of fresh water resources of WV, VA, TN, AL, MS, TN, KY, IL, IN, OH, and PA? $5 per answer submitted! WINNER gets ¼ of…

June – National Rivers Month

In the spirit of Summer Solstice, NWNL offers below its interview with Ray Gardner, Chief of the Chinook Nation, honoring the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and Mother Earth. We met Ray on the 2007 NWNL Columbia River Expedition in a Chinook cove off this salmon-filled river’s estuary. Three weeks ago NWNL completed its Upper and…