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 »

Fall River Cleanups are Coolest

River cleanups are often associated with spring and summer activities.  But I’m here to tell you, fall cleanup are the coolest—literally.  With cooler temperatures volunteers are more willing to stay out longer and go further.  But besides just the weather, there are plenty of reasons to host a cleanup in October and November.  Groups are back… Read more »

Pitching in to Keep King County’s Drinking Water Source Clean!

In less than three weeks, through the National River Cleanup™ program, I will have the opportunity to spend a few hours picking up trash that has unfortunately accumulated along the Cedar River in King County.  Many of us in the Seattle area know that we’re lucky to have such a beautiful river just minutes away… Read more »

One Man’s Vision: First Ever Rock River Sweep

Frank Masterman is a man of vision and passion.  He understands the multitude of problems trash cause in his local Rock River in Oregon, Illinois and was inspired to take action.  He has transformed what began as a single cleanup in 2009 into the “1st ever Great Rock River Sweep.”  As part of American Rivers’… Read more »

Make a difference this Earth Day – and all year long!

You are just one person. One person looking to make a difference. Where do you start?  What do you do? This week surrouding the 40th Earth Day, millions of people around the world will spend some time taking care of our planet.  American Rivers invites you to join thousands of our volunteers, across the country, who… Read more »

American Rivers Launches National River Cleanup 2010

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced the kickoff of its 2010 National River Cleanup season and the strengthening of the program through the hiring of a full-time National River Cleanup Campaign Manager. Last year, American Rivers sponsored the most successful National River Cleanup yet with hundreds of thousands… 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 »

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 »

Tom’s of Maine River Stories Video Contest Seeks to Inspire Others

Kennebunk, ME — Inspire others to make a difference by entering the Tom’s of Maine River Stories Video Contest. As environmental concerns continue to rise, it becomes increasingly important to maintain the cleanliness of our nation’s rivers. In 2007, Tom’s of Maine pledged $1 million over five years to help support American Rivers and River… Read more »