The line from San Francisco to Sacramento runs in a north-easterly direction, along the American River
, which empties into San Pablo Bay.
No wonder that the ginger-headed man with the silky voice and the free and easy manners was now looked upon with deep interest upon the banks of the great South American river
, though the feelings he inspired were naturally mixed, since the gratitude of the natives was equaled by the resentment of those who desired to exploit them.
O'Connor has written several books, including two non-fiction books, "Lost Cities of the Ancient Southeast," "Florida's American Heritage River" and a novel, "American River
: Tributaries." She recently won First Prize in the fiction category from Northern California Publisher and Authors for her debut novel, "American Rivers
Tributaries" Book One of the "American River
Trilogy." She is a former Board Member of the following associations: Arts Association of Alachua County, Institute for Learning in Retirement, Dance Alive Ballet Company, Superfund Art Project and she is a Vice President of the Writer's Alliance of Gainesville.
Google partnered with advocacy group American Rivers
, to showcase views of nearly 500km of white water rapids, towering red canyon walls, and rich geologic history.
* Glenfiddich has launched the Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve, which is exclusively aged for 19 years in American oak casks--casks that once traveled great American rivers
and now serve as the inspiration for this limited-edition release, the company says.
"These cleanups have removed more than 16.5 million pounds of litter and debris from America's rivers and streams," reports American Rivers
. 2012 was the most successful year to date in the history of the program, with 400+ registered cleanups, 92,500 volunteers nationwide, 3.5 million pounds of trash removed from American waterways, and 39,000 miles of waterway cleaned.
In April, the San Saba ranked third on the list of the country's most endangered rivers according to American Rivers
, a national conservation group.
On April 12, American Rivers
, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest released Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Communitywide.
"Fee structures are usually put in place because there's a lot of infrastructure that needs to be maintained," says Gary Belan, director of the Clean Water Program at American Rivers
, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping American waterways clean.
The group American Rivers
praised Massachusetts for overseeing the dismantling of five obsolete dams last year.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Ann Mills, previously the senior executive at American Rivers
, to the position of USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment (NRE).