June is National Rivers Month!

Sangamon River Cleanup, IL | Bruce Colravy June 1st marks the beginning of summer! And with summer comes longer days, shorter nights, family vacations, barbeques and our personal favorite-National Rivers Month! Did you know that more than 250,000 rivers and streams run throughout America? Together, these waterways flow for nearly 3.6 million miles, providing drinking… Read more »

Start the Bidding War for Clean Water

BIDDING HAS STARTED » The bidding has begun! As part of the 2013 American Rivers Tour with The Infamous Stringdusters, American Rivers is auctioning off three great items with 100% of the proceeds going to support our work to protect and restore our nation’s waterways. Do you consider yourself to be the ultimate Infamous Stringdusters… Read more »

Because There Is No Substitute For Water

This blog was originally written for Zócalo Public Square. Seattle, Washington has been a leader in water conservation by reducing water usage, while increasing their population | © Sam Teigen It is doubtful that the sorts of technological advances that have deferred or mitigated (but not resolved) world shortages of food and oil will do… Read more »

National River Cleanup Photo Contest 2013: Vote Today!

2012 National River Cleanup photo contest winner Alan Hale I am happy to announce the top-ten finalists for the 2013 National River Cleanup photo contest. All year long we have been collecting your river cleanup photos and now we’ve picked our top ten; the rest is up to you! Click here to vote for your… Read more »

40 Years, 40 River Champions

Thank you to all the River Champions out there! | © Scott Bosse The River Champions have been selected! As part of the 40th anniversary of American Rivers, we wanted to celebrate the river community by highlighting some of the heroes in river conservation. Our staff chose the first 20 champions and over the past… Read more »

Weakening a Critical Backstop Protection for Public Health, Clean Rivers

Coastal Wetlands, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, MA | © US Fish and Wildlife Refuge A scarcely used, yet critical provision of the Clean Water Act provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the ability to stop the most devastating projects that would have unacceptable adverse impacts to our drinking water supplies, shellfish and fishery… Read more »

Spotlight on Prairie Potholes – Ducks Like Them, Why You Should Too

Prairie potholes | Laura Hubers, USFWS The Proposed Clean Water Rule Earlier this spring, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers released a draft rule to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act in an important step forward to restoring protections for small streams and wetlands. Despite nearly thirty years of… Read more »

As the Weather Heats Up, So Do Attacks on Clean Water in Congress

Ask your Representative to oppose dirty water provisions! | Nicholas A. Tonelli As the temperature starts to climb here in Washington, many of us might start thinking about summer vacations to the beach, a day spent floating our local river, or a weekend trip to a lake. The bad news is that attacks in Congress… Read more »

President Obama Outlines Bold Vision For Fighting Climate Change

Learn about rivers and climate change at http://www.americanrivers.org/initiatives/climate/ Washington – President Obama today outlined a series of proposals for combating climate change, including reducing carbon pollution and helping communities prepare for more severe floods, droughts, and other impacts of climate change. Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement: “Fighting climate change is… Read more »