This is a guest blog from American Rivers interns Sam Padgett and Johannes Dreisbach. Ford Parkway Bridge, Minneapolis, MN | 2008 National Park Service Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to some of the country’s richest outdoor resources, abounding with parks, nature, and wildlife. The Mississippi River, the fifth longest river in the world, provides life… Read more »
In the stunningly-shot, award-winning documentary film Who Owns Water, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the Water Wars. Recently I finally had a chance to see a new movie I’d been looking forward to catching…. Read more »
Cle Elum River | Scott Thoms [flickr] Autumn is a perfect time to get out and soak up the beauty of rivers with your family. It’s a great time to build your sense of place, celebrating what makes your river unique. While parts of our country have their blazing and beautiful autumn leaves, here in… Read more »
Hulahula River, Alaska | © Judith Slein (flickr) This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended designating 278 miles of four major wild rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Atigun, Marsh Fork of the Canning, the Kongakut and, the Hulahula, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. The agency found six additional… Read more »
Today we have a guest blog from Trafford McRae, Stormwater Program Manager at the City of Waynesboro Public Works. Trafford was the leader on a park-side river restoration project in western Virginia that American Rivers funded through our partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called the Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant Program. Students touring Waynesboro… Read more »
American Rivers’ Steve White describes finding gold at the end of the rainbow on Montana’s Madison River.
How can you inspire your family and friends to care about and protect rivers? Get them onto the river to experience it themselves.
Below is a Thanksgiving note by Clarke Kahlo, an American Rivers supporter and co-founder of Riverviews. Excerpted from “Canoe Thanksgiving and Prayer.” A simple Thanksgiving wish to everyone. Thank you for all of your continued support in helping us protect our rivers. Today (at waters’ edge, by the rendezvous fire) we give thanks for the… Read more »
Originally posted on NatGeo’s Newswatch Willamette River swimmers, August 2014. Photo courtesy Human Access Project. Through my goggles, I watch the sun lighting up the surface of the water, gold-green. My air bubbles are silver against the dark below. Each time I take a breath I look for the bright caps of my fellow swimmers,… Read more »
At American Rivers, our slogan is Rivers Connect Us, to one another and to nature. But recently, as I paddled with a small group of friends in canoes 80 miles down the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park, where the river forms the border between the United States and Mexico, I reflected on how… Read more »