River Cleanup Showdown!

American Rivers has seen nothing like this in the history of National River Cleanup™ and that’s 20 years of cleaning up!). Two large cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, are competing to see how many Facebook fans they can gain prior to the two cities largest cleanup events. Both cleanups, the 22nd annual Great Los Angeles… 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 »

Cleaning up the St. Johns River with Cox Conserves

Volunteers from three Cox companies came together to clean the St. Johns River | Cox Media Group Jacksonville On the morning of November 23rd 100 volunteers from Cox Conserves, Cox Media Group Jacksonville and Manheim Jacksonville gathered along the banks of the St. Johns River in Florida to kick off their inaugural river cleanup. This… Read more »

American Rivers Launches National River Cleanup 2008

Washington, DC — Each and every year, an appalling amount of trash finds its way into our nation’s rivers and streams. It’s a fact that has communities and civic leaders all across the country teaming up with American Rivers to do something about it. As part of National River Cleanup 2008, more than 100,000 volunteers,… 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 »

Rivers in November: By The Numbers

November is a busy month, with Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, along with continuing river conservation battles and successes. Here’s a quick wrap-up of the month, by the numbers: 1621: Year the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Colony. Can you name the brook that provided the Pilgrims their vital water supply and herring runs? (the brook that… Read more »

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 »

Share Your Story: Enter the National River Cleanup Photo Contest

Bog cleanup on the Severn River, MD | © Jennifer Carr Each year cleanup volunteers and organizers submit their photos to the National River Cleanup® photo contest. With the deadline for submitting your 2013 photos quickly approaching I wanted to reflect on how powerful photos can be. On Thanksgiving Day after the turkey leftovers had… Read more »

National River Cleanup Photo Contest!

The 2013 photo contest winner: Antietam Creek Rubbish Roundup – Hagerstown, MD | Susan Simonson It’s time to submit your river cleanup photos for the 2014 National River Cleanup Photo Contest! This is one of my favorite times of year with National River Cleanup. All spring, summer, and fall I hear from you about river… Read more »