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Our 2023 Budget for Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Environmental Justice, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The challenges facing rivers can feel overwhelming but solutions to these challenges do exist. ... Read More

Bogle Vineyards Inspiring Public Actions for Rivers

Protecting Rivers
Bogle Vineyards has supported American Rivers since 2018 to ensure the health and vitality of our nation’s rivers so they continue to provide clean water, recreation and a connection to the greater outdoors.... Read More

Reconnecting the Past: A Blackfeet Man Floats the Blackfoot River

Protecting Rivers
This is a guest blog by Tyrel Fenner, a Blackfeet and Little Shell Chippewa tribal member from Babb, Montana. Tyrel works for the Piikani Lodge Health Institute as a hydrologist on climate adaptation. He was the recipient of the 2021 American Rivers Northern Rockies Indigenous Scholarship with Freeflow Institute.... Read More

New IPCC Report Doubles Down on Water Crisis

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water
The IPCC report released today is yet another urgent alarm bell, urging us to wake up to the real dangers of climate change that communities across the globe are already experiencing.... Read More

Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Removing dams has tremendous benefits for river health, public safety and climate resilience, according to “Free Rivers: The State of Dam Removal in the U.S.,” a report released today by American Rivers.... Read More

25 Dams to Watch in 2022

Dam Removal, Restoring Damaged Rivers
We curated the following list of 25 dam removal projects to highlight opportunities to watch out for in 2022.... Read More

Our Favorite River Songs — A Black History Month Reprise

Discover Rivers, Environmental Justice
As the new Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, I am excited to engage my arts and humanities background in Black studies and gender studies, and apply it to our exploration of river songs!... Read More