Turning Faith-based Communities Into Water Conservation Leaders

Today we have a guest blog from Stacey Kennealy, Certification Program and Sustainability Director at GreenFaith in Highland Park, New Jersey. Stacey talks about engaging faith-based organizations in water conservation. Children participate in an interfaith, water-themed summer camp, where they went ponding, did scientific experiments, and learned about different traditions’ rituals on water | GreenFaith… Read more »

The Yampa as a Model for What’s Possible

There are simply not that many wild rivers in the Colorado River Basin. By wild I mean rivers that are not controlled or diverted to other basins – rivers that fill with torrents of raging muddy brown water during spring floods providing nourishment to valleys below – rivers that provide a varied, unique and unparalleled… Read more »

Planning for growth – respect or diminish Colorado’s rivers?

Upper Colorado | Ken Neubecker Governor Hickenlooper recently received the initial draft of the Colorado Water Plan.  This “plan” has been in the making since the drought year of 2002, and it’s not over yet.  Work on the Plan, including public input, will continue through the coming year, with the Final version due to the… Read more »

Finding Easter Eggs in Southern Trout Streams

Basin Creek, Doughton Park, NC | Steve White Driving with my son to one of our favorite small streams in the Southern Appalachians this past Good Friday, I found myself thinking about Easter eggs. I’ve always enjoyed the idea of Easter egg hunts, whether watching my kids combing the backyard for hidden bright spots of… Read more »

Yo Soy Rojo El Rio Colorado

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver to Los Angeles will begin screening a Spanish-language version of the award-winning film, “I Am Red” as part of their discussions about protecting God’s creation, the importance of the Colorado River and its tributaries, and the need for conservation. Check out the English version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYcC7jEe44

Five reasons to ditch the playground and take your kid to the river

Kober family plays at the North Umpqua River | Amy Kober Our family just spent a weekend on Oregon’s North Umpqua River. Watching my four year old play on the riverbank, I saw over and over again how rivers are the best playgrounds.  The unstructured time for play, discovery, and relaxation reminded me that visiting… Read more »

A Canyon to Linger In

Today’s post on the Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition is a guest blog by reporter Colin McDonald. Read more about the expedition here. Paddling into the canyon | Colin McDonald The 1,500-foot sheer walls of Santa Elena Canyon have been a mainstay of river guides along the Rio Grande for generations. The massive, immovable layers of… Read more »

Washington’s River Renaissance

Today’s post is a guest blog by Tom Uniack with Washington Wild. This blog is part of our series featuring the rivers protected by Congress in December 2014, including those designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers. Pratt River | Thomas O’Keefe On December 19, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that formally designated the Pratt River… Read more »

What Do You Love About Rivers?

Originally published on Chaco Blog. Photo: Skip Armstrong We name them after colors: Red, Vermilion, Colorado. Green and White and Black. Bluestone and Yellowstone. We name them after weather: Hurricane, Wind. After size: Little, Rio Grande. After animals: Wolf, Bear, Salmon, Eagle. We call them by their currents: Roaring, Rapid, Rogue. Clearwater, Crescent, Crooked. Sandy,… Read more »

Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers

This fun new video celebrates the best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid’s perspective. From sun rain, to waterfalls, to wild salmon, to time with mom, it’s the rivers that make the Northwest such a special place to live. Explore more about Northwest rivers at AmericanRivers.org/Northwest