ATLANTA – As part of its local community efforts and commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania teamed up with American Rivers on Saturday, June 9 to clean the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park. More than 100 Manheim employees and their family members cleaned up debris from the river and surrounding park area from 9… Read more »
What’s better than floating lazily down the river on a summer afternoon? Or battling the rapids as you paddle down the river? Or dropping a line in your favorite stream as the sun is coming up? River-related businesses help make all of these experiences possible. They are also some of the best advocates for clean,… Read more »
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to join our National River Clean-up Coordinator Ginny Crake on a clean-up event with Catholic University’s incoming first year law students at Rock Creek Park. This was a special occasion for me for a number of reasons; first because I live in the backyard of Rock Creek, second, because I lived… Read more »
For four years in a row, American Rivers and Cox Conserves has been working to cleanup the Great Miami River, OH | © Courtney Barefoot “It’s really not that bad out here.” I heard this comment repeated by more than one person on Friday, July 19th at the fourth annual Clean Sweep of the Great… Read more »
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Bermudian Creek, PA | Liz Deardorff My vision of breaking a snowy cross-country trail through a West Virginia wilderness was dismissed by unseasonably balmy weather, so Christmas morning my husband and I sought the wonder of the holiday through the eyes of our three year old granddaughter — just the inspiration we needed to lift… Read more »
Volunteers from Cox Enterprises, Inc. came out for the third year to clean up St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.
Click to enlarge. Map by Derek Watkins What do you call your local stream? Check out this fascinating map with its “Lite-Brite-esque” quality. This map, designed by Derek Watkins, makes the connection between regional usage of words for the common term “river” or “stream.” It is a thought-provoking visual representation that links cultural, environmental and geographic… Read more »
American Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ offers a variety of support to registered river cleanup organizers. Generally, river cleanups involve walking along a shoreline or paddling in boats to remove typical debris like bottles, food containers, and packaging. But in the case of the Friends of the Patapsco Valley State Park cleanup—this trash isn’t typical! Volunteers… Read more »
MillerCoors celebrates Great Water Month in Golden, CO | MillerCoors Personally, I love a cold beer after a float down the river. And you certainly can’t call yourself a “beer lover” without recognizing how important clean water is to the production of that bit of frothy goodness. Water is essential to every step of the… Read more »