American Rivers Launches New Blue Trails Guide

Quality time on the river | Take Me Fishing Rivers are the lifeblood of our communities, providing clean drinking water and supporting local businesses and recreation opportunities. That’s why we’re launching a new site, Blue Trails Guide, which is designed to help communities connect with their hometown river. Whether you’re looking to improve recreational opportunities… Read more »

What Makes Rivers Different Colors?

Today’s post is by guest author Taylor Cox. Taylor was the Fall/Winter 2014 Communications Intern. She is majoring in Communication, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) with a minor in Environmental Science at American University. Have you ever wondered what makes rivers different colors? We are taught growing up that water is blue, but some rivers… Read more »

Let’s Get Every Kid to a Park!

credit: Sally McLagan I remember my first visit to a National Park – at least I remember pieces of it. As a little tyke, I was walking and tripping my way through Rocky Mountain National Park counting all of the pretty “purple and white flower”, as I knew it then, or the Columbine flower as… Read more »

South Carolina Counties Plan Creation of Paddle Trail Network

Ashley River Blue Trail | Hugo Krispyn After more than a year of work, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is ready to start receiving public comment on its plan to establish a regional network of paddle trails throughout the tri-county area. South Carolina has some of the most beautiful waterways in the country, and Berkeley,… Read more »

Colorado’s River Economy

Rafting the Eagle and upper Colorado River Blue Trail | Brett Hockmuth Rivers are key economic drivers here in the United States. Not only do we rely on them for shipping channels, power, and agricultural irrigation, but we also rely on them significantly for recreation and the associated economic benefits that communities receive. River related… Read more »

Get Wild and Scenic in California

South Yuba River, whose protection inspired SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival | Leslie Elias Mid-January is one of my favorite times of year in Nevada City, which is home to American Rivers’ main California regional office. It’s the time of year when, thanks to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, our little mountain town… Read more »

Celebrate the Verde River

Today’s post is a guest blog by Wendy Harford, Executive Director of the Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) Spring breathes new life into the Verde Valley! Not only does the lushness come back to the Valley, but activities and events are abundant along the Verde River as a part of RiverFest. This month-long celebration… Read more »