Report calls for nationwide system of blue trails

Imagine a nationwide network of blue trails — rivers and streams from coast to coast, linking communities and providing recreation opportunities, not to mention priceless services like clean drinking water, natural flood protection, and wildlife habitat. A report released today by the Outdoor Resources Review Group supports the vision of American Rivers in creating this nationwide… Read more »

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Kick-Off

 Saturday’s kick-off paddle for the Waccamaw River Blue Trail was a big success!  The morning began with a brief press event with guest speakers Bridgette Johnson, of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and Larry White, a Conway City Councilmen.  Ms. Johnson spoke of the economic benefits of a healthy Waccamaw River as well as… Read more »

Waccamaw River Blue Trail Kick-off Event This Saturday, June 20

Columbia – American Rivers, along with its partners, Winyah Rivers Foundation’s Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® and the Pee Dee Land Trust, are hosting the Waccamaw River Blue Trail kick-off this Saturday, June 20. Prior to the paddle there will be brief remarks from Staci Williams, the new Waccamaw River Blue Trail Organizer and special guests Carl Schwartzkopf,… Read more »

Wapsie River Trail Dedication

INDEPENDENCE (Thursday, June 11, 2009): Several organizations and officials came together Saturday at Bathing Beach to dedicate the Buchanan County Wapsipinicon River Water Trail in Iowa. “It took many types of people to get this accomplished,” said Dan Cohen, Director of the Buchanan County Conservation Board. The river is now marked for hazards and at… Read more »

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The Sierra Nevada mountain range’s thousands of miles of rivers and streams sustain an incredible diversity of life and offer world-class fishing, whitewater boating, and other recreational opportunities. However, many rivers and streams are not accessible. For this reason the American Rivers’ California Field office is working with multiple partners to create the Deer Creek… Read more »

Wateree Blue Trail Dedication Ceremony This Saturday, June 6

Columbia – The Wateree Blue Trail Dedication will take place this Saturday, June 6, on National Trails Day.  Speakers include South Carolina State Senator Vincent A. Sheheen and other community leaders. Reporters are invited to attend the dedication and an inaugural paddle immediately following the dedication (details are at the end of this release). This… Read more »

The 2009 Great River Adventure: Saturday June 27

Join the Susquehanna River Trail Association for the 2009 Great River Adventure on Saturday, June 27. Participate in the ever-popular “Island Hopper,” a leisurely trip from Fort Hunter to City Island featuring four new island stops with hand-on activities. This event is perfect for families and those interested in learning about the Susquehanna River. For… Read more »

Natural-Resource Amenities and Nebrask’s Economy: Current Connections, Challenges, and Possibilities

Read the Full Report (PDF) Natural resources do not have to be converted into crops, electricity, or other commodities to support economic growth. Instead, growth can occur when natural resources provide recreational opportunities (bird-watching, fishing, boating, etc.) and other amenities consumers find desirable. This process is called amenity-driven growth. This report examines the current status… Read more »

Natural-Resource Amenities and Nebraska’s Economy: Current Connections, Challenges, and Possibilities

Read the Full Report (PDF) Natural resources do not have to be converted into crops, electricity, or other commodities to support economic growth. Instead, growth can occur when natural resources provide recreational opportunities (bird-watching, fishing, boating, etc.) and other amenities consumers find desirable. This process is called amenity-driven growth. This report examines the current status… Read more »

American Rivers Blue Trails Guide

In 2008, American Rivers created the Blue Trails Guide, an expansive online guide that provides step-by-step instructions for developing a thriving blue trail with a focus on conservation. It includes cutting edge case studies on planning, building, and managing for conservation. This guide is intended to provide practical and easy to use web-based guidance for… Read more »