National River Cleanup® Photo Contest: Let the voting begin!

2011 National River Cleanup winner: Ohio River Sweep | Jeanne Ison The official top ten photos of 2012 have been released.  National River Cleanup® celebrates our annual photo contest each year, collecting photos from organizers across the country.  Now it’s time to make a decision on the best photo of 2012, perhaps the photo with… Read more »

Grand River, MI GeoStory

GeoStories on the Grand River with REI and American Rivers In support of National River Cleanup®, American Rivers and REI partnered to create a GeoStory about the Grand River, MI. Take a virtual trip down the river to learn how the Grand River, MI has benefited over the years from National River Cleanup.

Coast-to-Coast Cleanups

National River Cleanup and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. took part in river cleanups in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles during the month of September.

National River Cleanup Kicks Off First Week of June

To register a river cleanup or volunteer to participate, visit: www.AmericanRivers.org/cleanup WASHINGTON, DC Millions of tons of trash wind up in our nation’s rivers and streams every year, and American Rivers is harnessing the community pride of thousands of Americans to do something about it. The nation’s leading river conservation organization is encouraging citizens to… Read more »

Gettin’ Dirty with REI

REI is not only a generous sponsor of American Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ but on September 18th they rolled up their sleeves and got dirty during their own river cleanup along the Juniata in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  It was a crisp cool morning that turned into a warm and pleasant afternoon, perfect for a cleanup. I had… Read more »

River Cleanup Showdown!

American Rivers has seen nothing like this in the history of National River Cleanup™ and that’s 20 years of cleaning up!). Two large cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, are competing to see how many Facebook fans they can gain prior to the two cities largest cleanup events. Both cleanups, the 22nd annual Great Los Angeles… Read more »

Celebrate Earth Day with American Rivers!

Everyone has fun at a cleanup! | © Dept. of Natural Resources On this day in 1970, over 20 million people gathered across America to celebrate the first Earth Day. Founded by U.S. Wisconsin Senator Nelson Gaylord, Earth Day marked the beginning of the environmental movement. It also spearheaded the creation of the Environmental Protection… Read more »

Cleaning up the St. Johns River with Cox Conserves

Volunteers from three Cox companies came together to clean the St. Johns River | Cox Media Group Jacksonville On the morning of November 23rd 100 volunteers from Cox Conserves, Cox Media Group Jacksonville and Manheim Jacksonville gathered along the banks of the St. Johns River in Florida to kick off their inaugural river cleanup. This… Read more »

American Rivers Launches National River Cleanup 2008

Washington, DC — Each and every year, an appalling amount of trash finds its way into our nation’s rivers and streams. It’s a fact that has communities and civic leaders all across the country teaming up with American Rivers to do something about it. As part of National River Cleanup 2008, more than 100,000 volunteers,… Read more »