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 »
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 »
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 »
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National River Cleanup has had a ton of fun looking through all of the submitted photos from the past year and we’re excited to release our top ten finalists! Volunteers at cleanups registered with National River Cleanup removed 4.3 million pounds of trash and debris from our nation’s waterways in 2014! Our top ten finalists… Read more »
Enter the 2015 National River Cleanup Photo Contest today! We are now accepting up to 10 entries per person from your 2015 cleanup events. See our website for all the rules and our submission form.
Click to enlarge. Map by Derek Watkins What do you call your local stream? Check out this fascinating map with its “Lite-Brite-esque” quality. This map, designed by Derek Watkins, makes the connection between regional usage of words for the common term “river” or “stream.” It is a thought-provoking visual representation that links cultural, environmental and geographic… Read more »
American Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ offers a variety of support to registered river cleanup organizers. Generally, river cleanups involve walking along a shoreline or paddling in boats to remove typical debris like bottles, food containers, and packaging. But in the case of the Friends of the Patapsco Valley State Park cleanup—this trash isn’t typical! Volunteers… Read more »
MillerCoors celebrates Great Water Month in Golden, CO | MillerCoors Personally, I love a cold beer after a float down the river. And you certainly can’t call yourself a “beer lover” without recognizing how important clean water is to the production of that bit of frothy goodness. Water is essential to every step of the… Read more »
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 »