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Mississippi Gorge Cleaned by Helpful Mussel

Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
Snuffbox mussels help filter the Mississippi River Gorge, however dams are currently threatening their species. Check out this video to see the mussel in action. ... Read More

Dry Heat is Impacting Colorado’s Critical Rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers
After a dry winter and following with a hot summer, Colorado is looking at different water conservation ideas to help protect their rivers. Can our rivers count on you to help move Colorado’s water future forward?... Read More

The Queens of Bristol Bay, Alaska

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
Salmon are treasured by local people for food, commerce, and fun in Alaska, but many local traditions will be disrupted if Pebble Mine is allowed to proceed.... Read More

Saving Bristol Bay and the Local Way of Life

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The fight to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay continues. While the public has shown their dedication and support to help, current federal administrations continue to push the mining project forward.... Read More

The River’s Risin’ on the North Fork Nooksack

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The subtle roar of rapids and splashes of cold water, fresh from the deep winter snowpack, means it's go-time to paddle and boat one of Washington's proposed Wild & Scenic Rivers.... Read More

Fighting for My Dad’s Legacy on the Vermilion River

Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers
Brian Hanson reminisces on his fathers - a former Chief of Environmental Resources Division at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - impact on Illinois' Middle Fork of the Vermilion River, currently listed as one of America's Most Endangered Rivers®.... Read More

Tribes of Bristol Bay Fight Against Pebble Mine

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The Rivers of Bristol Bay are a special place for tribes, providing sustenance, livelihoods, and cultural importance, but these rivers could be decimated by the Pebble Mine. Take action until June 27th to save Bristol Bay!... Read More