Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
Its official, the 2013 National River Cleanup® season has begun! Last year, over 92,000 volunteers removed 3.5 million pounds of trash from more than 39,000 miles of waterways across America. As a result, the 2012 National River Cleanup was the most successful season since the program began in 1991.Read more »
Today Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world! More than 1 billion people gather across the globe to volunteer, celebrate and protect our amazing planet and its precious resources. American Rivers acknowledges that rivers and the ecosystems that depend on them connect every living thing on the planet. We also know that protecting and restoring them isn’t something we can do alone. We need your help!Read more »
American Rivers would like to congratulate the National River Cleanup® Clean Sweep of the Great Miami participants for receiving the votes to be chosen as the best cleanup photo of 2012!
Alan Hale, from Logan County Solid Waste District in Ohio, submitted this photo of long-time volunteer Dan Branson hauling in a huge tractor tire! Dan’s tire was only one of 49 tires and 1.4 tons of trash removed by 40 volunteers from their section of the Great Miami River in Ohio. That equates to over 70 pounds removed per volunteer!
The official top ten photos of 2012 have been released. National River Cleanup® celebrates our annual photo contest each year, collecting photos from organizers across the country. Now it’s time to make a decision on the best photo of 2012, perhaps the photo with the most trash, the biggest smiles, the giant tires, boats packed with trash, or the funkiest river trash will be the winner this year.Read more »
In the spirit of year-end countdowns, the 2012 results were calculated – and it has been a remarkable year. With more cleanups than ever before, the number of volunteers picking up trash out on our nation’s river has gained momentum each year.Read more »
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 on Facebook. In the beginning of January voting on the top ten photo finalists will begin. A winner will be chosen and featured on American Rivers website, blog posts and various publications throughout 2013.Read more »
National River Cleanup joined forces with REI and our local friends, Keep Bedford County Beautiful for the annual Bedford County Clean Sweep. Another successful year out the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.Read more »