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 »

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 »

40 Years, 40 River Champions

Thank you to all the River Champions out there! | © Scott Bosse The River Champions have been selected! As part of the 40th anniversary of American Rivers, we wanted to celebrate the river community by highlighting some of the heroes in river conservation. Our staff chose the first 20 champions and over the past… Read more »

The Clock Is Ticking Down To Nominate Your River Champion!

Anacostia River Cleanup | © American Rivers Nominate a River Champion here There are only a few days left to nominate someone for our first ever River Champion award. Nominations end at midnight on Sunday, February 16th. To nominate someone you must submit your nomination through the official nomination form. As part of American Rivers’… Read more »

The Flow of the New Year

"We go to the river’s edge for comfort, spiritual renewal, meditation, solitude; we go to the river to feel and know the continuance of life." – Henry David Thoreau

Who Is Your River Champion?

This blog was written by marketing and communications intern, Kathryn McDaniel Green River, UT | © Greg Pflug Nominate a River Champion today » In honor of 40 years of protecting and restoring rivers American Rivers is recognizing 40 notable people who have made contributions to river and wildlife conservation. American Rivers was founded in… Read more »

Expanding Access to the Colorado River

The Horse Creek boat landing is just one of a handful of new public access points on the Colorado and Eagle Rivers| © Ken Neubecker The upper Colorado River from Gore Canyon and Pump House down to Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge is one of the most heavily used river recreation corridors in Colorado. Nearly… Read more »