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My Church is the Outdoors

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
For some, the place to look for peace, to find a purpose, and to seek a connection to something that goes beyond our understanding, is right out the back door.... Read More

Litter for All Seasons; The Hunt is on!

National River Cleanup®
It’s time for another “litter of the season” scavenger hunt – find it, pick it up, post a picture on your personal Instagram or Twitter account using #RiverCleanup and #MakeAPactPackItOut, and you’re in our sweepstakes!... Read More

Investing in the Headwaters of the Yakima Basin

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Using wood debris to reconnect floodplains, restore ecosystems, and adapt to climate change in Washington’s North Cascades.... Read More

My Wild and Scenic Dream Wedding

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Wild and Scenic river designation is a lot like marriage. It ensures an ability to withstand the test of time. ... Read More

Big Dam Successes in the Southeast

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
This summer, American Rivers and our partners celebrated two great successes for rivers in the Southeast involving hydropower dams on major rivers. ... Read More

Stop the Dam. Save the Birds.

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Mississippi and Louisiana's Pearl River is home to the Prothonotary Warbler, a treasured songbird whose habitat will be destroyed if the One Lake project is implemented on the Pearl River - take action today!... Read More

A Story of Woo Hoo and Woah

Restoring Damaged Rivers
American Rivers removed two dams this summer in PA — Delp Dam and Krady Mill Dam. These restoration projects will benefit fish, wildlife, and public safety.... Read More

Greening the Great Lakes Through Green Infrastructure

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution
A unique partnership is exploring the need and capacity for the private market to assist in the finance and construction of green infrastructure in Great Lakes cities.... Read More

What You Need to Know About National Public Lands Day

National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers
This annual celebration includes an opportunity to volunteer to cleanup and restore our public lands and waters, and free admission to many federal, state, county and city owned lands and parks.... Read More