Trout Headwaters CEO to Participate in White House Roundtable on Ecological Restoration Today

Washington, DC – March 7, 2016 – Trout Headwaters, Inc. (THI) CEO Michael Sprague will be joining senior agency officials today in the Roosevelt Room to discuss private investments in conservation and ecological restoration. The event is a follow on to the November 3, 2015 Presidential Memorandum encouraging private investment…

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Remove Plastics At the Source says New Study

Conservation Magazine notes a study recently published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, that reports ocean clean-up efforts for plastics should focus on shore line areas, the source of the problem, rather than areas of open ocean or so-called ‘garbage patches.’ In the study, researchers modeled how much plastic could…

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Urban Stormwater Poisons Salmon – Fix is at Hand

A recent study reported in the Journal of Applied Ecology notes that stormwater runoff from urban roadways is extremely toxic for coho salmon, and can kill adult fish in just two and a half hours. Scientists have been quick to point out that a fix is simple.  Julann Spromberg, a…

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Fish Migration Barriers – Battles Continue in the Pacific Northwest

The Associated Press reports that federal appeals judges recently heard arguments about whether Washington state should have to spend billions of dollars to replace culverts under roadways which are migrations barriers for salmon attempting to reach their spawning grounds.  In a case which could have major implications for dams and…

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Low Impact Development Symposium is Aug. 18-21 in St. Paul

The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium will bring together more than 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment. From the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Watershed, every state in the Midwestern United States is…

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Urban Waters Effort Expands with Federal Backing

The Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and other federal departments announced in May they are expanding a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide. What started as a pilot program in seven locations, is now expanding to include 11 more.  Some of the new locations include the Grand…

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