American Rivers

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American Rivers is a national organization that works works to protect and promote the nations rivers as valuable assets that are vital to community health, safety and quality of life through national advocacy, innovative solutions and strategic partners. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions.

Current Campaigns

  • Healthy Waters

The Healthy Waters campaign 1) advocates for Right-to-Know legislation that warns citizens of sewage pollution and 2) educates developers, partners and local government about natural stormwater management techniques.

  • Water for Life

The Water for Life campaign 1) explores new approaches for providing communities with reliable water supplies and 2) works with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote WaterSense.

  • River Renewal

The River Renewal campaign 1) provides communities with technical and financial assistance to restore natural river functions, floodplains and wetlands and 2) advances new policies to protect communities from flooding.

  • River Heritage

The River Heritage campaign 1) increases the protection of the nation’s remaining free-flowing rivers through Wild and Scenic esignations and 2) establishes blue trails to connect people to their local rivers.