June is National Rivers Month!

Sangamon River Cleanup, IL | Bruce Colravy June 1st marks the beginning of summer! And with summer comes longer days, shorter nights, family vacations, barbeques and our personal favorite-National Rivers Month! Did you know that more than 250,000 rivers and streams run throughout America? Together, these waterways flow for nearly 3.6 million miles, providing drinking… Read more »

Become a Part of History: Join the National River Cleanup®

A couple volunteers found some great artifacts at the Milwaukee Riverkeeper cleanup! | © Avita Flowers Shanklin Rivers connect us. And not just to communities and ecosystems downstream, but to past and future generations as well. I remember the first time I saw the Mississippi River. I was on my way to Beale Street in…

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Iowa river cleanup volunteers have fun while giving back | © Iowa City Stormwater Its official, the 2013 National River Cleanup®season has begun! Last year, over 92,000 volunteers removed 3.5 million pounds of trash from more than 39,000 miles of waterways across America. As a result, the 2012 National River Cleanupwas the most successful season… 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 »

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 »

Thank You for Reporting Your Cleanup Results

Thank You for Completing our Survey! Thank you for completing the National River Cleanup® Organizer’s Survey. Your input will help us create a better program for you and your volunteers in the years to come and we value your feedback. We appreciate your participation and we hope that your cleanup was a success and that you organize… Read more »

Thank You for Reporting Your Cleanup Results

Thank You for Completing our Survey! Thank you for completing the National River Cleanup® Organizer’s Survey. Your input will help us create a better program for you and your volunteers in the years to come and we value your feedback. We appreciate your participation and we hope that your cleanup was a success and that you organize… 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 »