Niki Woodard

RLF Welcomes Gina McCarthy to its Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE: Resources Legacy Fund (RLF), a California-based environmental nonprofit organization, welcomes Gina McCarthy to its board of directors. McCarthy served as the first-ever White House National Climate Advisor in the Biden administration and was U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator in the Obama administration. RLF works to solve the crises of climate change, loss of healthy ecosystems and biodiversity, and environmental injustice by partnering with diverse leaders and communities on the frontlines of those fights. “I support the important work that RLF engages in to protect people and nature and applaud their excellent track record of success,” said Gina…

Documentary Spotlights Dam Removal Partnerships

To celebrate its first five years of work, Open Rivers Fund—a program of Resources Legacy Fund, launched in November 2016 with a 10-year, $50-million investment from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation—worked with film director Jason Jaacks to produce a documentary highlighting several dynamic dam removal projects and partnerships that are reshaping waterways across the American West. The 15-minute documentary, “Restoring Our Rivers: Communities Taking Action,” premiered on Thursday, March 23 at the Washington, DC Environmental Film Festival. The film takes a look at aging dams and the problems they cause, answering a question made increasingly urgent by climate change: How…