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WHAT WE DO

We work to protect and preserve natural river ecosystems—through active conservation and education. Our organization is built upon three distinct areas of impact that work together to improve the rivers in our country.

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CONSERVATION

We organize river cleanup events in Colorado and have plans to expand regionally in 2022.  We hosted 27 events in 2021 that drew over 700 volunteers and resulted in removing over 12,000 lbs of trash from rivers, streams, and nearby beaches from 8 waterways. Stay tuned for updates and new opportunities for our volunteer events!

EDUCATION

Active protection for rivers starts with understanding them. We help distribute important information about river issues, river health, and river care, for those who float, paddle, swim, and fish them, or those who simply enjoy the role they play as a healthy, natural backdrop to our everyday lives. We also have a watershed education program we can teach in elementary and middle schools. 

ACCESS

We believe everyone should have access to healthy rivers. Because once you have experienced the natural power and beauty for yourself, you will be forever changed and thus motivated to help us in our mission. Whether it's joining us for a cleanup or getting out on a day trip, we're here to help get you on the river. Shoot us a note to learn more.

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OUR STORY

We are inspired by our undeniable love for the outdoors and, specifically, the riverways that feed our planet and our souls.  We are fueled by our common passion to make a positive impact in the world, one river at a time. But we can’t do it alone.  Our rapidly growing base of amazing volunteers, like-minded corporate partners and other organizations that share in our mission play a tremendous part in the difference we can all make, together. 

Join us on our journey!

OUR TEAM OF PASSIONATE PROTECTORS

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SARAH NELSON

Executive Director