Colorado River Initiative: Purposeful Protection of River Corridors

Rafting the Upper Colorado River fun in Eagle County has historically been concentrated along the upper reaches of the Colorado River, leaving about 40 miles of river lonely and underutilized. However, in 2011, Eagle County Open Space (ECOS) and several partners began a concerted effort to protect the river corridor and improve access along some… 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 http://congareeriverbluetrail.blogspot.com/ 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 »

Journey down the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail

Take a kayak journey down the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail. Until recently, a dam degrade and blocked migrating fish from spawning habitat and prevented the community of Rockingham, North Carolina from safely enjoying their river through boating and fishing. With the help of American Rivers, NOAA, and others, the dam has been removed and plans… Read more »

One Book, One Columbia Paddle on the Congaree Blue Trail

View photos of the event. The Congaree River truly showed its ability to connect the Columbia, SC metro area communities when American Rivers hosted a river paddle on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate the Congaree River Blue Trail and Three Rivers Greenway.  Press conference speakers, including the Mayor of Cayce and members of Columbia City… Read more »

Show Your Love For Water Trails: Join Trails Advocacy Week

Register today for American Hiking Society’s Hike The Hill: Trails Advocacy Week February 12-17, 2011. Trail advocates from across the nation will come to the nation’s capital to promote and protect our nation’s system of trails – including water trails. Come talk to your elected officials about your water trail and get up to speed… Read more »

What’s Happening on the Kansas River?

It has been a busy summer for the 2012 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®!  One of our partners fighting for the Kansas River (#10 on this year’s list) sent us an update (below).  Thank you, Laura Calwell, who is the Kansas Riverkeeper for Friends of the Kaw! Take Action to Protect theKansas River Help… 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 »

Congaree Blue Trail Honored with National Recreation Trail Designation

Columbia, SC – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today that the Congaree River Blue Trail will join the prestigious list of National Recreation Trails. The designation will bring a host of benefits as well as increased visibility and funding to the Congaree River. The Congaree River Blue Trail, celebrating its one-year anniversary, is… Read more »