Blue Trails: Protection through Recreation

Waccamaw River Blue Trail, SC | Charles Slate Although most Americans live within a mile of a river or stream, many don’t realize the central role that hometown rivers play in enhancing community quality of life. A healthy river provides plentiful supplies of clean drinking water, thriving fish and wildlife habitat, natural protection from flooding,… Read more »

Join Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on live webchat on river protection and restoration, Wednesday, February 29, at 1:20 p.m. ET.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Rebecca Wodder, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar, invite you to participate in a live webchat on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.ET. at The conversation will focus on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative and the Administration’s efforts to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured rivers…. Read more »

Ohio Designates New Water Trail

Sections of the Vermilion and Black Rivers have been designated an Ohio Water Trail according to an announcement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail offers recreational users the opportunity to paddle portions of both rivers and a connecting section of waterway along the Lake Erie shoreline… Read more »

Save the Delaware on International Rivers Day!

  Protect the Delaware River on International Rivers Day!    All across the world today, communities are coming together and speaking out for better protections of our waterways.  Currently, America’s Most Endangered River® of 2010, the Delaware [PDF], is threatened by the Susquehanna-Roseland 500kV Electric Transmission Line.  We believe construction of the proposed project would have… Read more »

Join the Anacostia River Paddle Race & Festival – October 6

Register for the first annual Anacostia River Paddle Race | Anacostia Watershed Society Test your paddling skills on a new course on the Anacostia River this October! Anacostia Watershed Society is proud to announce the first annual Anacostia River Paddle Race & Festival on October 6, 2012. The 11-mile out-and-back course from The Yards Park… Read more »

Feather River, CA

American Rivers played a lead role in the relicensing of Oroville Dam, the tallest in the United States and the largest dam in the California State Water Project.  Oroville blocks salmon and steelhead from reaching many miles of spawning habitat and dramatically alters the flows and water quality of the Feather River downstream. In 2006,… Read more »

Staying Fit in the Great Outdoors

Innovative solutions like Blue Trails can help communities stay healthy and address nature-deficit disorder. I love summer – endless sunshine and spending most, if not all of my free time outside. There are new places to discover – backyards, parks, and rivers to name a few – that become my favorite summer spots. Exploring the… Read more »

Let’s Get Every Kid to a Park!

credit: Sally McLagan I remember my first visit to a National Park – at least I remember pieces of it. As a little tyke, I was walking and tripping my way through Rocky Mountain National Park counting all of the pretty “purple and white flower”, as I knew it then, or the Columbine flower as… Read more »

American Rivers and Partners Celebrate Congaree River Blue Trail National Recreation Trail Designation with Ceremonial Paddle

Congaree River Blue Trail guide available online at Columbia, S.C. — American Rivers and its Congaree River Blue Trail partners hosted a celebration today marking the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Congaree River Blue Trail and its recent designation as a National Recreation Trail. The celebration consisted of a ceremonial paddle… Read more »

Celebrating Independence Day in a Nation of River Advocates!

This is a guest blog from American Rivers’ Blue Trails intern William Meadows. This week we celebrated the United States of America’s 236th birthday. Fireworks could be seen in every direction here in the nation’s capital, location of American Rivers’ headquarters. This week we celebrated the United States of America’s 236th birthday. Fireworks could be… Read more »