American Rivers Launches National River Cleanup 2009

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced the kickoff of its 2009 National River Cleanup season. Since 1992, hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country have participated to clean up thousands of tons of trash on America’s rivers and streams. Last year American Rivers sponsored the most successful… Read more »

Manheim & American Rivers Clean Up the Conestoga River

What’s better than sleeping in on a Saturday morning? In my humble opinion, it was joining over 100 Manheim employees out on the Conestoga River to clean their local waterway to benefit their community, wildlife, and nature.  Manheim Auto Auction, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is part of Cox Enterprises and participates in Cox Conserves, the… Read more »

Taking out the trash with REI

On a cool, crisp morning in late September, I had the privilege of joining 150 REI employees, local organizations, volunteers and citizens of Bedford County on the banks the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in Pennsylvania. This annual river cleanup is made possible thanks our generous sponsors, REI. The cleanup not only doubled in… 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…

Thank You For Voting!

Thank you for submitting your ballot for the 2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest! Voting will remain open until February 6th, 2015 so there is plenty of time to share the voting page with your family and friends! Check back in with American Rivers at the River Blog soon to see the winning photo announced!

Cleaning up Rivers with Keurig Green Mountain

Volunteers cleaned up 500 tires from the Merrimack River! | Clean River Project We arrived early to the volunteer check-in site on the morning of our cleanup. With plenty of time to set-up before volunteers were expected to arrive I took a seat on a bench overlooking the Charles River. As I sipped my coffee… Read more »

Clean up a River for National Rivers Month

Washington, DC — June is National Rivers Month and, to commemorate it, American Rivers is encouraging Americans to celebrate their local rivers by participating in or organizing a river cleanup. Hundreds of river cleanups across the country are scheduled during June and throughout the year. Volunteers can find a nearby river cleanup or information and… Read more »

National River Cleanup in Review

As the only volunteer based program within American Rivers, National River Cleanup™ is making change happen one cleanup at a time. With more than 3,660,000 miles of rivers in America, almost everyone lives within a mile of a river or a stream. Unfortunately, each year, millions of tons of trash end up in our nation’s rivers. American… Read more »

Then and Now: National River Cleanup History

It was in 1991 that a group of ambitious America Outdoors employees began planning the first National River Cleanup Week. Their goal? “Remove tons of trash and debris from over 3,000 miles of waterways, encourage public involvement in the stewardship of river resources, and foster better working relationships between river interest groups.” In the twenty… 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 »