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A Flawed Plan for the Pearl River

Most Endangered Rivers
Mississippi's Pearl River is threatened by a proposed dam and lake project whose plan is not well studied and leaves many questions unanswered.... Read More

Celebrating the Rivers of America

Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The upcoming anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act on October 2, 2018, is a cause to celebrate the legacy of all who have worked for the health of America's finest streams.... Read More

Ohio Volunteers Make a Splash

National River Cleanup®, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Pollution
Thank you to all those who clean up their local river, including the winner of our 2017 Cleanup Champion award for most trash collected, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission’s annual River Sweep.... Read More

Outdoor Industry: Rivers in the Spotlight

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Rivers are in the spotlight this week in Denver at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry.... Read More

Still Fighting for the Mississippi, a Century Later

Floods & Floodplains, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The fight for the Mississippi River and dam removals continues — a fight that began in 1922. The Army Corps of Engineers needs to hear from you. Tell them to remove the dams in the Mississippi River Gorge. ... Read More