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 »

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 »

National River Cleanup® Top Ten List of 2012

Gilbert Buffalo National River Cleanup, AR | Laura Timby 400+ River cleanups 3,500,000 Pounds of trash 92,500 Volunteers 39,000 Miles of river cleaned 20,000 Service hours planning cleanups and volunteering out on rivers across the country 44 States participated in National River Cleanup California registered the most river cleanups this year, New York and New… Read more »

Enter the 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest

2011 National River Cleanup photo contest winner | Jeanne Ison It’s time to celebrate the river cleanups of 2012.  To ring in the new year in proper fashion: The 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest will run now through the end of the year.  In the beginning of January voting on the top ten photo… Read more »

Fall River Cleanup With REI

Volunteers work together to cleanup the Juniata River, PA | American Rivers The REI & Keep Bedford County Beautiful annual cleanup is a memorable river cleanup for me.  This was my first official river cleanup as the National River Cleanup® Campaign Manager in September 2011.  Attending as a veteran this year – I loved recognizing… Read more »

The Clean Water Act Through The Generations: Generation Y Series

How has the Clean Water Act impacted your life? For those of us who weren’t alive when the Clean Water Act was passed into law in 1972, we interpret this law through the eyes of Generation Y. Having fun at a National River Cleanup event | American Rivers Leading an 8 person boat, listening to the… Read more »

MillerCoors Employees Clean Up Local Rivers During Great Water Month

MillerCoors celebrates Great Water Month in Golden, CO | MillerCoors Personally, I love a cold beer after a float down the river.  And you certainly can’t call yourself a “beer lover” without recognizing how important clean water is to the production of that bit of frothy goodness.  Water is essential to every step of the… Read more »

MillerCoors Employees Clean Up Local Rivers During Great Water Month

MillerCoors celebrates Great Water Month in Golden, CO | MillerCoors Personally, I love a cold beer after a float down the river.  And you certainly can’t call yourself a “beer lover” without recognizing how important clean water is to the production of that bit of frothy goodness.  Water is essential to every step of the… Read more »

8th Annual Winooski River Cleanup with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Volunteers work together to cleanup the Winooski River, VT | Lynsey Knowles Last week I had the pleasure of participating in Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s (GMCR) 8th Annual Winooski River Cleanup as part of National River Cleanup®.  The five day river cleanup was attended by 240 employees in Waterbury, Vermont as part of Community Action… Read more »

Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

The rain didn’t discourage the crowd of 85 volunteers from Cox Media Group Ohio, Manheim Cincinnati, and University of Dayton on the river last week.  For the third year in a row, the Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River was a success in removing litter and debris from the river that flows through downtown… Read more »