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We Are Rivers: Conversations About The Rivers That Connect Us

Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply
As a new way to spark a conversation about the value and complexity of rivers, American Rivers is excited to announce our new podcast series, “We are Rivers: Conversations about the rivers that connect us.”... Read More

Former Mayor Talks Mining on the Menominee

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers
In order to protect the river, protect our lifestyle, protect our property values, protect our health and our children’s health, and to protect our future, we must stop the Back Forty mine from being built in Michigan.... Read More

Menominee Tribe Fights to Stop Controversial Mine

Conserving Clean Water, Most Endangered Rivers
The Back 40 project threatens many of the sacred and beloved sites along the Michigan and Wisconsin's Menominee River. The Menominee Tribe is fighting to prevent this project from damaging all of their sacred land.... Read More

Why the Neuse River is a Part of Me

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers
The beauty of the Neuse River runs deep within surrounding communities in North Carolina. But the smell of sewage floating into the river is decreasing fish populations, as well as harming its health.... Read More

Protecting the Hanford Reach National Monument

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
President Trump recently ordered an unprecedented review of more than two dozen national monuments with the aim of potentially reducing or revoking protections. The Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington is under threat by this “review”.... Read More

Running for Rivers: An Interview With Keith Hanson

Protecting Rivers
Keith Hanson, an ultra-marathon runner, is preparing to run 300 miles in 3 days across the state of South Carolina. We caught up with Keith and talked about his love for rivers and what he hopes to accomplish with this run.... Read More

Brewing Up a Healthy Neuse River

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers
If you love beer, then you love clean water. And the Neuse River Brewing Company relies on the clean water of the Neuse River to produce quality beers for everyone. But there's a catch.... Read More