Enter the 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest

2011 National River Cleanup photo contest winner | Jeanne Ison It’s time to celebrate the river cleanups of 2012.  To ring in the new year in proper fashion: The 2012 National River Cleanup Photo Contest will run now through the end of the year.  In the beginning of January voting on the top ten photo… Read more »

Cleaning Up A Creek Full of Memories In Manheim

Some huge tires were pulled out of the creek | © John Crispeno, Manheim Pennsylvania It was one of those late summer mornings with a chill in the air. The sun shining through the trees warmed me while the Chiques Creek flowed below. On September 21st American Rivers joined 100 employees from Manheim Pennsylvania and… Read more »

You’re Registered!

We look forward to seeing you! Thank you for registering for the Keurig Green Mountain River Cleanup Event! We’re excited for you to join us in giving back to the community and restoring this important environment. We will be in touch soon with specific information about your volunteer shift. If you have any questions please… Read more »

A River Cleanup With A Twist

Volunteers work together to plant trees and shrubs along the bank of Bennett’s Creek | Liz Dohrman Stacks of muddy tires, bags bursting with plastic bottles, and an assortment of rusted out shopping carts and bike frames are what we typically have to show off at the end of a river cleanup. I went to… 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 »

Reducing Our Plastic Use – One ‘River Fan’ At A Time

Last weekend a few American Rivers staff members volunteered for a cause near and dear to our hearts.  We joined the Brita Filter for Good® Music Project team at the Dave Matthews Band concert in Virginia to speak to fans about the importance of reducing their plastic waste.  Together we were able to collect nearly… Read more »

National River Cleanup® Top Ten List of 2012

Gilbert Buffalo National River Cleanup, AR | Laura Timby 400+ River cleanups 3,500,000 Pounds of trash 92,500 Volunteers 39,000 Miles of river cleaned 20,000 Service hours planning cleanups and volunteering out on rivers across the country 44 States participated in National River Cleanup California registered the most river cleanups this year, New York and New… Read more »

A River Cleanup Virtual Tour

Check out the Grand River, MI GeoStory! Rivers are a vital resource for the communities they touch. When we think of the wide array of benefits a clean and healthy river has on a community it is easy to see why people from all walks of life are drawn to caring for its well-being. With… Read more »

Cleaning up the Great Miami River with Cox Conserves

Cox Conserves volunteers about to set off along the river to clean up! | Lisa Powell – Dayton Daily News One of my favorite weekend activities is hopping on my bike and peddling down to the waterfront for a bike ride. As I ride down the path I pass picnicking families, joggers, dog walkers, and… Read more »