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It’s Time to Clean Up!

National River Cleanup®
The weather is warming and we're kicking off the 2019 National River Cleanup® season! Thousands of volunteers from Maine to Alaska are getting ready to get to work cleaning their rivers. ... Read More

Intrepid Voyagers Through Arizona Geology

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Energy Development, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Uncategorized, Water Supply
Insight from an American Rivers staff on a journey down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. ... Read More

How the Clean Water Act could become a Dirty Water Rule

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Energy Development, Protecting Rivers, Science, Water Pollution
The rule proposed by the Trump Administration is unsupported by scientific evidence, was promulgated with little public input, and is being rushed through the rulemaking process with limited opportunity for public comment. ... Read More

In the Wake of Mardi Gras…

National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Urban Waters
Revelers go home with plastic jewels but leave the streets covered with discards and debris. Much of the abandoned lightweight litter drifts into storm drains that lead directly to the Bayou Vermilion.... Read More

2018’s Craziest River Items, Highlights and Champions

National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
A blow torch, bowling ball and mannequin head are some of the bizarre items volunteers and organizers found at river cleanups in 2018! Check out the highlights and our 2018 Cleanup Champions.... Read More

Sierra Nevada wilderness meadow restoration conserves water for Californians

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Water Supply
American Rivers California headwaters team is working hard to restore meadows in the Sierra Nevada. Since 2012, we have completed restoration projects on approximately 730 meadow acres and led 16 projects in 11 watersheds across the Sierra.... Read More