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Clean Water 50 Stories: Emily Rochon

March 17, 2022

Meet Emily Rochon, a true force of nature helping to lead the way for a clean energy future. Emily has played important roles in the clean energy industry, advancing solar and offshore wind projects -- and she got her start as a climate organizer for Clean Water Action in Rhode Island. Emily's story is one of many we will feature throughout our 50th anniversary year, lifting up our history and the people along the way who have contributed to our legacy and created impact. Emily inspires us, and we bet she will you inspire you too!  

We're Hungry for Parks

May 26, 2020

Congress should fully fund for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by passing the Great Americans Outdoor Act.

Swift River, White Mountain National Forest. Credit: haveseen / Shutterstock

Ryan Zinke is out. What's next for LWCF?

December 18, 2018

LWCF funds projects in every state, and nearly every county, in the country. But Ryan Zinke supported slashing 2019 LWCF funding to a measly 1/50 of its 2018 budget. And Congress followed his lack of leadership and failed to reauthorize LWCF at all.

Save LWCF graphic

Save the the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

October 4, 2018

Authorization for the nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), expired September 30.

Getting Toxic Sediment out of the Anacostia River

May 4, 2017

The Anacostia River corridor within the District of Columbia is comprised of 15 miles of shoreline, 1,200 acres of green space, and a string of 10 adjacent neighborhoods on the river’s east side in

A view of the Anacostia River with Anacostia Park on the left and Seafarer's Yacht Club on the right

The Anacostia Park Community Collaborative

March 24, 2017

Clean Water Action is proud to be a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), a community-based coalition to improve Anacostia River parklands, increase access to parklands