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Community Leaders Enjoy Paddling the Ashley River

Blue Trails
It was a beautiful crisp November afternoon; the tide was full - just beginning to ebb - as our group followed the river downstream. We paddled past Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in view of the tabby fort that protected the river during the Revolutionary War.... Read More

Enjoying the Eagle

Blue Trails
Last week I had the opportunity to spend two glorious days in Eagle County, Colorado exploring the Upper Colorado and one of its tributaries in Central Colorado, the Eagle River. Joined by a few of my colleagues, we partook in one of my favorite summer activities: floating a river.... Read More

7 Ways to Safely Recreate Again

Discover Rivers
With parts of the country and the West slowly, we know people are loading up trailers and trucks, putting air in tires and crafts, dusting off sun hats and heading out the door to visit places they miss.... Read More

What Biden’s infrastructure plan means for rivers

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Science, Stormwater and Sewage, Urban Waters, Water Supply
This past week President Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan, proposing a nearly $2.3 trillion investment in our national infrastructure. Does this bold plan do enough for rivers?... Read More

And Justice for All

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
In Birmingham, Alabama, we must continue to have the courage to face the modern day Goliaths who want to pollute our environment. Take action to protect the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, the drinking water source for 200,000 residents of the Birmingham area.... Read More