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America’s Great River Journeys

Protecting Rivers, Uncategorized
The old adage is true: we only protect what we love, and we only love what we know. So getting to know rivers is important. ... Read More

Ripple Effects Episode 2: Durango, Colorado

Climate Change & Rivers, Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution
Join us for Episode 2 of Ripple Effects, a look into how Durango, Colorado connects with and depends on their local river, the Animas. ... Read More

Tuckasegee River Blue Trail Map Released

Blue Trails, Discover Rivers, Uncategorized
Thanks to generous funding from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, waterproof Tuckasegee River Blue Trail maps are now available for free in Western NC. ... Read More

American Rivers receives Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers
Previous award recipients have included His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; National Park Service and its director, Jonathan Jarvis; Alexandra Cousteau; Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Dr. John Briscoe; and Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling.... Read More

Five big river successes we’re thankful for in 2018

Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Here are a few key victories American Rivers and our partners won for rivers in the past 12 months.... Read More

Stay flexible, Arizona

Uncategorized
Collaboration might be the only way forward for communities facing an uncertain water future. ... Read More