Posts Categorized: Communities

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Camp Verde is for the Birds!

This article was written by Susan Culp, a contractor for American Rivers in the Verde Valley. This article originally appeared on Audubon Arizona’s online Blog. Read the original article here


The Verde River is one of our last remaining perennial and free-flowing rivers. With a healthy riparian corridor along its length, it is well-known for its importance to a great diversity of resident and migratory birds and other wildlife.  Read more…

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The Rivers That Run Through Us

 

 

Today’s blog is from Dan Omasta, Executive Director of River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow (RRAFT). Based in Gunnison, Colorado, Dan and his team protect the long-term health of watersheds through community engagement and riparian restoration. RRAFT is a Connecting Communities to Rivers Grantee.


 

Do you remember that moment when you first stood along the bank of a river – staring into the endless rhythm of riffles and transposed yourself into that world of water?  What must it be like to be an elk meandering down for a cool drink, that fish feeding upstream, or the willow bending in the current? Rivers breathe life into all they touch and support the awe-inspiring majesty we find in our outdoor world. Read more…

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Inspiring Youth – One Southern Utah Trip at a Time

 

Today’s post is a guest blog from Meg O’Neill and she teaches at the Utah International Charter School. She spent many years as an outdoor educator for Naturebridge in Yosemite and led trips for Outward Bound prior to pursuing her Master’s in Education at Colorado College.


 

 

Many of us here in America are fortunate to have endless opportunities to get outside, explore the wild, and explore ourselves. Read more…

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Connecting People with Place: Working to Save Idaho’s Weiser River

Today’s blog is from our partner Marie Callaway Kellner, Water Associate with the Idaho Conservation League. The Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s leading voice for conservation. A statewide natural resource NGO, we’ve been working to protect and improve Idaho’s air, water and wild places for over forty years. ICL strives to build a conservation majority in Idaho, and helping people to get out and enjoy Idaho’s wild rivers and open spaces is an integral part of our work. Read more…