Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan

The Nooksack River is a true gem in Washington state. It is rich in fish and wildlife habitat and is a regional outdoor recreation haven. The purpose of the Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan (Plan) is to provide guidance and recommendations for managing non-motorized recreation use in the river corridors of the upper Nooksack River… Read more »

Bi-partisan expert panel proposes nationwide system of water trails

(Washington, DC) —  A new wide-ranging report released today by the private, bipartisan Outdoor Resources Review Group recommends creating a new nationwide system of water trails to protect clean water, and promote recreation, health, and economic growth. The report highlights the leadership of American Rivers in establishing new strategies like water trails to protect the… Read more »

Explore the America’s Rivers through “River Stories”

See The Stories Take a virtual tour down America’s rivers! Ever wonder what it’s like to travel down some of America’s most scenic rivers? American Rivers, the National Park Service, and local conservation and recreation groups across the country have teamed up to create, “River Stories.” Powered by National Geographic Maps GeoStories, “River Stories” uses… Read more »

Kentucky Accepting Applications for Recreational trails, Land and Water Grants

FRANKFORT, KY – (December 10): Kentucky’s Department for Local Government is accepting applications for two grant programs to be awarded in 2009:  Recreational Trails Program grant applications will be accepted through February 1, 2009; and the Land and Water Conservation Fund applications will be accepted through March 1, 2009. The Recreational Trails Program, funded by… Read more »

Paddling With Mayor Steve Benjamin

Recently I had the opportunity to go on a paddle trip with Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin and over two dozen young African-American professionals.  The paddle trip was a part of Mayor Benjamin’s Talented Tenth Conference. The purpose of the conference was to show young educated African American’s that Columbia has a high quality of… Read more »

Verde River Blue Trail Kick-Off

Earlier this month I made my first trip to the Verde River in Arizona. Thanks to the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation, American Rivers is helping communities along the Verde to develop a Blue Trail, the water equivalent to a hiking trail. We held our first meeting with the City of Clarkdale, The… Read more »

Finding New Ways To Access Your River

Middle Fork, American River, CA | Daniel Nylen Did you know that, at least in California, any time a new bridge is built or an old one replaced, the overseeing governmental agency is obligated to conduct a study on the feasibility of providing public access to the river? No? Well neither did we! It wasn’t… Read more »

Enjoying the Eagle

Eagle River, CO | © Ken Neubecker Last week I had the opportunity to spend two glorious days in Eagle County, Colorado exploring the Upper Colorado and one of its tributaries in Central Colorado, the Eagle River. Joined by a few of my colleagues, we partook in one of my favorite summer activities: floating a… Read more »

American Rivers Launches New Blue Trails Guide

Quality time on the river | Take Me Fishing Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities, providing clean drinking water and supporting local businesses and recreation opportunities. That’s why we’re launching a new site, Blue Trails Guide, which is designed to help communities connect with their hometown river. Whether you’re looking to improve recreational opportunities… Read more »

Successful Ashley River Clean Up

Ashley River Clean Up – March 21, 2105 | © SSWA The Summerville Saltwater Anglers, a family oriented fishing club, held a successful second annual Ashley River Cleanup March 21 at Jessen’s landing. The group has adopted the Ashley River, American Rivers newest Blue Trail. This year’s event was twice as big as last year… Read more »