How do we ensure accountability?
American Rivers works hard to protect and restore our nation’s river system. Through 40 years of experience we have had many great accomplishments and been recognized for these efforts. American Rivers has received high marks by independent accountability monitoring organizations, such as Charity Navigator and Giving Library.
Thanks to the commitment of our supporters, American Rivers continued to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water for people and nature. Here is a snapshot of the inspiring conservation achievements that we accomplished.
Thank you to all of our members, volunteers, activists, and partners for your hard work and dedication to healthy rivers! (Note: the numbers below are from fiscal year 2013 – July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013)
- 846 miles of rivers restored through removing dams and improving dam operations
- 41 dams removed
- $1,010,000 in river restoration grants to local communities
- 350 miles of rivers protected
- 92,000 volunteers mobilized and 3.5 million pounds of trash removed from rivers through the National River Cleanup®