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2017 National River Cleanup® Recap and Champions

Discover Rivers, National River Cleanup®
From Alaska to Florida, volunteers and organizers worked tirelessly to ensure our rivers were left cleaner and safer than how they were found through our National River Cleanup® program in 2017.... Read More

Why Wild? The Importance of Wild and Scenic Protections

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
In this episode of We Are Rivers, we dive into the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and how it protects rivers, ensures community engagement, and preserves free flowing rivers for present and future generations. Tune in to Why Wild to learn more.... Read More

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Our Moment is Now

Wild and Scenic Rivers
This year, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Learn how Wild and Scenic Rivers propelled American Rivers President Bob Irvin into the conservation field and how American Rivers is celebrating this monumental year.... Read More

Moonlight on Buffalo

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Moonlight on Buffalo, a poem by Roxy Rose, tells the story of one of Roxy's many times spent along the Arkansas' Buffalo National River.... Read More

The True Intent Behind Reducing Utah’s National Monuments

Energy Development, Protecting Rivers
The day after President Trump’s National Monument announcement, Utah Representative Chris Stewart proposed legislation that would create a new National Park and three new monuments from the former Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument - but it's not what it seems.... Read More

2017 Year in Review: 5 Success Stories from California

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
From completing a major meadow restoration project to forming multiple collaborative partnerships, there are many reasons to celebrate American River’s work in California in 2017.... Read More

Remembering the Beautiful Buffalo National River

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
As we continue our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on Arkansas' Buffalo National River, hear from Patti Kent, an advocate whose roots run deep in the Buffalo River watershed.... Read More