North Carolina Budget Provides Funding to Clean Up Polluted Stormwater

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina is plagued by polluted stormwater flushing into its streams and rivers.  One of the biggest sources of this pollution is land that was heavily developed with little regard for the potential adverse impacts that run-off could have on the water quality.  Now, communities across the state are looking for solutions… Read more »

Scavenger hunt without a list

One stuffed lamb. One locket. Five mismatched flip-flops. One small grill. One tire. Dozens of bottles. Countless cigarette butts. Sometimes river cleanups feel like a scavenger hunt without a list. Last week we hosted a river cleanup in honor of National AmeriCorps Week at the Auburn State Recreation Area in California. Eight AmeriCorps members from… Read more »

Celebrating 25 Years of National River Cleanup®

Click to Enlarge Download PDF With the start of 2016 also comes the start of the 25th Anniversary of National River Cleanup®! In honor of this milestone, our designers pulled together a compelling and engaging infographic highlighting some of our weirdest finds and biggest accomplishments. Some of my favorites are the ATM found in the… Read more »

House Subcommittee Approves Sewage Legislation

Washington, DC — Every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage lands in America’s waters, and most people have no idea. Today, lawmakers in the House took an important step towards changing that. The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation that… Read more »

Cuts to Clean Water Programs Threaten Public Health

Statement by Rebecca Wodder, President of American Rivers: The Republican House Majority’s recent budget proposal is nothing short of a frontal assault on programs that protect the health and safety of America’s water.  While we can all agree that we need to reduce our nation’s deficits, we should also all agree that we need to… Read more »