National River Cleanup® joins forces on the Potomac River

National River Cleanup® joined the Potomac Conservancy last Saturday for a sunny and productive morning out on our nation’s River.  The river cleanup site in Cabin John, Maryland along the C&O Canal was one of hundreds of cleanup sites that worked out on the Potomac River as part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation 24th Annual… Read more »

Treasure Hunt

© Davita Flowers-Shawklin American Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ has been asking River Cleanup Organizers to list some of their most interesting items. Every year, I’m amazed at what trash and treasures people find. Each of these items has a story about where it came from and who left it behind—either accidentally (like that 10 dollar… 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 »

Stand Up For Your Water With National River Cleanup

Show your support for clean water by volunteering at a National River Cleanup event | © Robyn Janssen, Rogue River Cleanup, OR I went to college in Western Pennsylvania within view of the stacks of one of the east coast’s most polluting coal-fired power plants. On your way in and out of town you would… Read more »

Cleaning Up Revives the Pike

Today’s post is a guest blog written by Dan Meyer, organizer of the Pike River Revival Cleanup. Dan Meyer pulls an old bike frame from the waters of the Pike River As an avid paddler and nature lover, I had grown up walking along the banks of the Pike. Located almost half way between the… Read more »

Keurig Cleans Up Across the Country

Keurig employees turned out across the country to show their dedication to clean rivers. Over the course of six events, 460 volunteers picked up nearly 10,000 pounds of trash.

Manheim And American Rivers Clean Up The Conestoga River

ATLANTA – As part of its local community efforts and commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania teamed up with American Rivers on Saturday, June 9 to clean the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park. More than 100 Manheim employees and their family members cleaned up debris from the river and surrounding park area from 9… Read more »

New River Ambassador Program for River Businesses!

What’s better than floating lazily down the river on a summer afternoon? Or battling the rapids as you paddle down the river?  Or dropping a line in your favorite stream as the sun is coming up?  River-related businesses help make all of these experiences possible. They are also some of the best advocates for clean,… Read more »

Water Bottles Pollute River Clean-up

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to join our National River Clean-up Coordinator Ginny Crake on a clean-up event with Catholic University’s incoming first year law students at Rock Creek Park. This was a special occasion for me for a number of reasons; first because I live in the backyard of Rock Creek, second, because I lived… 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 »