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Expedition to a Haunted Landscape

Discover Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Follow our team as they traverse Lake Powell from north to south, 83 miles by sea kayak, viewing what many feel is a haunted landscape.... Read More

Ashley River Blue Trail Map Released

Blue Trails
One of the most amazing coastal rivers in South Carolina, the Ashley River runs more than 30 miles from its headwaters in the Great Cypress Swamp, Dorchester County, South Carolina to the Charleston Harbor. Not only is the area a recreational hot spot, for paddling, wildlife watching and enjoying the river... Read More

Announcing the 2015 National River Cleanup Photo Contest!

Conserving Clean Water, National River Cleanup®
Enter the 2015 National River Cleanup Photo Contest today! We are now accepting up to 10 entries per person from your 2015 cleanup events. See our website for all the rules and our submission form.... Read More

Third Time’s A Charm

Conserving Clean Water, National River Cleanup®
Volunteers from Cox Enterprises, Inc. came out for the third year to clean up St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. ... Read More

Finish Line in sight for the Colorado Water Plan

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
From every corner of the state, people came together to hammer out goals and ideals, prioritize needs and wants, and think deeply about how we move together towards a collaborative vision of water in Colorado.... Read More

Contemplating the Value of the St. Louis River

Most Endangered Rivers
An economic valuation of the goods and services provided by the St. Louis River watershed has been completed. In making a permit decision, Minnesota’s Governor Dayton must consider these tangible values in addition to the less tangible reasons that this river system must be protected from mining for future... Read More

At What Point Do We Protect Rivers?

Conserving Clean Water
The Clean Water Rule seeks to answer the question: When does a body of water become a water of the United States, and in being so, protected by the Clean Water Act?... Read More