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Legislative Overreach Aims to Thwart Salmon Recovery

Discover Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
H.R. 3144, if passed, would thwart efforts to deliver critical near-term protections for endangered wild salmon, derail a court-ordered environmental review, and increase uncertainty for Northwest citizens and businesses.... Read More

Waccamaw Warriors: 77 Volunteers Pull 2000 lbs of Trash

Blue Trails, Floods & Floodplains, National River Cleanup®
On September 2, 2017, American Rivers partnered with Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw Riverkeeper to clean up the Waccamaw River Blue Trail. With over 300 volunteer hours at this one event, 92 bags were collected and sorted into 57 bags of recycling and 35 bags of trash.... Read More

The Middle Fork Flathead: Protected AND Threatened

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Flathead River is the go-to fly fishing destination for many visiting Montana, but trains carrying crude oil and the lack of a safety agreement and plan could devastate this special place.... Read More

Why has Ohio’s Maumee River turned green?

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply
The only thing that should be green about our water is the way we manage it. The greenness of the Maumee River may fade over the next few weeks, but the underlying problems will remain. ... Read More

Coworkers Come Together after Catastrophe

National River Cleanup®, Restoring Damaged Rivers
National River Cleanup works with companies to host river cleanup events across the country, learn how and why Nite Ize came together to help the rivers in their area.... Read More

Is the Flathead Doomed to Suffer An Oil Spill?

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
This year Montana's Middle Fork Flathead River was named as one of America's Most Endangered Rivers, even though it is protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Oil train derailments threaten both the river and surrounding communities.... Read More

Small Streams and Wetlands Vital to Flood Protection

Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply
Wetlands and small streams are the first line of defense for communities facing hurricanes and severe storms but they're risk with Clean Water Rule repeal.... Read More

Loving Rivers Is an Old Idea

Discover Rivers
Cities across the globe prove that we have always needed our flowing water, and still do. Take a trip to Europe with our staff and experience their rivers.... Read More