Clean water is essential for thriving humans, animals, and plants. Last month we chatted with American Rivers about the important work they are doing, and today we are turning the tables to talk about how we all can start making a difference in the health our rivers starting today.
The team at American Rivers works hard every day to protect and restore our nation’s rivers. But even with the commitment of their dedicated staff, they need your help too.
There are a number of very doable (and fun!) ways you can become active in protecting America’s rivers.
With your donation, they can continue powerful advocacy work towards restoring, protecting, and revitalizing rivers and their surrounding communities.
Get involved while getting your hands dirty! Volunteer for a river cleanup near you or organize your own river cleanup.
From simple actions like turning off your faucet while you brush your teeth to even more effective tasks like planting a rain garden to catch storm water runoff, there are many ways to conserve water at home.
Ever see pieces of trash strewn across a sidewalk or spilling out of trash cans? That trash will likely end up in your river. Take the pledge to clean up 25 pieces of trash in 25 days.
Keep up-to-date about American Rivers’ work and learn how you can get involved. Sign up for their monthly newsletter and timely action alerts to stay current on the latest issues where you can make a difference.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, American Rivers is collecting 5,000 river stories from people like you, and protecting 5000 more miles of Wild & Scenic rivers. Share your story!
Who will join us in taking one of these actions today? Continue the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #VerdantDreams or by tagging @AvocadoMattress and @AmericanRivers.
Photo credits: (1) Alex Funk (2) Scott Bosse (3) Denise Hoffert-Hay (4) Sinjin Eberle