Who Is Your River Champion?
This blog was written by marketing and communications intern, Kathryn McDaniel
In honor of 40 years of protecting and restoring rivers American Rivers is recognizing 40 notable people who have made contributions to river and wildlife conservation. American Rivers was founded in 1973 to protect the last wild rivers in America.
Since then we have protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. And it is because of the help of our members, activists, volunteers and supporters that we are stronger and more effective than ever. That’s why we are proud to announce the 1st annual River Champions.
Over the years, these people have worked hard to protect, restore and raise awareness for river and wildlife conservation. We would like to recognize them by naming them as River Champions. The staff of American Rivers has come up with the first set of twenty people for this distinction and we need you to help come up with the next twenty.
Among the twenty individuals chosen as a River Champion by American Rivers staff members are actors, photographers, CEOs, conservationists and politicians. These are just a few of the incredible individuals chosen for their work and inspiration to river conservation efforts across the country.
Now we need your help. Do you have a family member, friend or someone you admire for their work with rivers and water conservation? Is there a group in your community that is always looking out for your local river?
Don’t forget to honor an individual or group whose exemplary contributions have shaped our rivers for many years to come, by submitting your nomination today!