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Sound Rivers: Keepers of the Neuse River

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
This is a guest blog by Sam Krop, the Neuse Riverkeeper, and American Rivers’ partner in the designation of the Neuse River as the 2022 River of the Year.... Read More

Peek Behind the Scenes: Van Reed Paper Mill Dam Removal

Dam Removal, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
The story of the Van Reed Paper Mill Dam removal project began more than 10 years and two staff coordinators ago on Cacoosing Creek in Reading, Pennsylvania. But in some ways, it began in the 1800s when the mill was in full operation. ... Read More

A Vote for Problem-Solvers

Protecting Rivers
Today our team at American Rivers went to work to protect rivers, just like yesterday – and just like we will tomorrow.  ... Read More

What Could Midterm Elections Mean for Clean Water and Healthy Rivers?

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Hydropower, Infrastructure, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Every two years, our nation holds Congressional elections. The election that occurs two years after a presidential election is known as the midterms and is a referendum on the president’s performance.... Read More

Planning Together to Honor Long Man, The River

Discover Rivers, National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
Join the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for Honoring Long Man Day with a river cleanup on October 19... Read More

Teaming Up to Take Care of Urban Streams

Conserving Clean Water, Stormwater and Sewage, Urban Waters
What’s a River Rendezvous, anyway? It’s a one-day, “snapshot of watershed health” event driven by volunteers collecting water samples from creeks, streams and rivers all across their own communities.... Read More