The Infamous Stringdusters: Giving Back While on Tour

The Infamous Stringdusters lend a hand at a National River Cleanup® event in Missoula, MT | © Michael Fiebig August days in Montana tend to be hot, dry, and sunny. This day was no different, making the cool water of the Clark Fork River feel that much more refreshing on our legs as we picked… Read more »

The Long-term Progress on the Great Miami River

For four years in a row, American Rivers and Cox Conserves has been working to cleanup the Great Miami River, OH | © Courtney Barefoot “It’s really not that bad out here.” I heard this comment repeated by more than one person on Friday, July 19th at the fourth annual Clean Sweep of the Great… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About The National River Cleanup®

About the National River Cleanup® Millions of tons of trash end up in our nation’s rivers and streams every year from litter on the ground and illegal dump sites. Trash is more than just an eyesore; it can contaminate your drinking water and threaten the lives of all who depend on it. American Rivers hosts… Read more »

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Welcome to the Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. 2014 National River Cleanup Rivers are our lifelines. They supply half of our drinking water, provide opportunities for recreation, fuel our economy, sustain natural systems, and enrich the quality of our lives. More than three million miles of rivers crisscross our nation and nearly every American lives within… Read more »

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 »