Today’s post is a guest blog written by Dan Meyer, organizer of the Pike River Revival Cleanup. Dan Meyer pulls an old bike frame from the waters of the Pike River As an avid paddler and nature lover, I had grown up walking along the banks of the Pike…. Read more »
Peter works with community organizations and corporate partners to keep our rivers clean and build river stewards out of river cleanup volunteers.
Peter joined American Rivers in 2013. Before coming to American Rivers Peter was the Field Organizer in the Strong Homes Program at the non-profit organization Groundswell. Peter’s work at Groundswell was focused on working with community organizations and local business owners to make residential energy efficiency projects more affordable for homeowners. Prior to that Peter worked with several non-profits in Washington, DC where he advocated for energy policy that was based on science and addressed the threats of climate change.
Peter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies.Nantahala River in North Carolina
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Winter is just around the corner here in Washington D.C. Temperatures are dropping, we had our first snow, and every day my fellow bike commuters are bundling up even more. On these cold mornings I like to think back to warmer months out on the water… Read more »
Volunteers posed for a group shot along the Wekiva River before heading out to cleanup! | Ellen Westpfahl River cleanups are hard work. Volunteers walk long distances picking up and carrying all sorts of trash. They hack through brush and thorny bushe… Read more »
Volunteers cleaned up 500 tires from the Merrimack River! | Clean River Project We arrived early to the volunteer check-in site on the morning of our cleanup. With plenty of time to set-up before volunteers were expected to arrive I took a seat on a be… Read more »
The 2013 photo contest winner: Antietam Creek Rubbish Roundup – Hagerstown, MD | Susan SimonsonIt’s time to submit your river cleanup photos for the 2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest! This is one of my favorite times of year with National River… Read more »
National River Cleanup joined Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. for their 10th river cleanup on the Winooski River in Waterbury, Vermont.
National River Cleanup and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. took part in river cleanups in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles during the month of September.
Cox Conserves volunteers about to set off along the river to clean up! | Lisa Powell – Dayton Daily News One of my favorite weekend activities is hopping on my bike and peddling down to the waterfront for a bike ride. As I ride down the path I pass pic… Read more »
An REI volunteer surveys the trash collected from the boat launch on the Juniata River Water Trail | Peter Roquemore Rivers are focal points in communities and river cleanups draw volunteers from all walks of life. One of my favorite parts of a river c… Read more »
Visitors can learn about how the Trash Interceptor works while watching it cleanup the water! | Brendan Baker Every time I go out on the water I end up with a few pieces of trash in my boat that I scooped up as they floated by. Most paddlers or anglers… Read more »