How do we ensure accountability?

American Rivers works hard to protect and restore our nation’s river system. Through 40 years of experience we have had many great accomplishments and been recognized for these efforts. American Rivers has received high marks by independent accountability monitoring organizations, such as Charity Navigator and Giving Library.

Charity Navigator

American Rivers has been recognized by Charity Navigator with one of their highest ratings.

Guidestar Gold


Giving Library

American Rivers was selected as a featured environmental nonprofit when Giving Library was launched in 2012.

2013 Successes

Colorado River, Grand Canyon, AZ | © Bob Irvin

Colorado River, Grand Canyon, AZ | © Bob Irvin

Thanks to the commitment of our supporters, American Rivers continued to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water for people and nature. Here is a snapshot of the inspiring conservation achievements that we accomplished.

Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, activists, and partners for your hard work and dedication to healthy rivers! em>(Note: the numbers below are from fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)

30 dams removed

447,075 acres of riverside land protected

1.6 MILLION pounds of trash removed through National River Cleanup®

104,044 volunteers mobilized through National River Cleanup®

443 miles of rivers restored through removing dams and improving dam operations

4,565 local partners reached through trainings, workshops and presentations

189,911 letters from grassroots activists sent to decision makers

140 miles of rivers protected through Wild and Scenic designations

Thank you for your support!

Clark Fork River Cleanup, MT | © Liz Underwood

Clark Fork River Cleanup, MT | © Liz Underwood