Posts Categorized: Communities


Visit the Waccamaw! New film features the Blue Trail

Slow-moving blackwater. Untouched cypress vistas. Swallowtail kites and ospreys soaring overhead. Our new film features the many treasures of South Carolina’s Waccamaw River Blue Trail.


Come explore the Waccamaw with its extensive unique wetlands and wildlife habitat, rich history, and endless recreation opportunities. American Rivers helped launch the Waccamaw River Blue Trail in 2009 to improve recreation, increase community involvement, support conservation, and help citizens and decision makers embrace the river as a community asset.

Considered one of the finest blackwater rivers in the Southeast, the Waccamaw River is  ideal for canoeing and kayaking and provides a memorable experience for all. Families enjoy paddling and watching otters and other wildlife. Anglers enjoy the year-round fishing. Birders visit to spot the red cockaded woodpecker, along with an abundance of herons and egrets.

Come explore, learn more, and plan your trip to the Waccamaw River Blue Trail!

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Campout for the Cause, Colorado River, CO - Jessica Foulis

Campout for the Cause Brings Rain and Funds to the Eagle Blue Trail

Folks in Colorado have been celebrating an especially rainy spring. Over Memorial Day, the Eagle Blue Trail was fortunate to be one of the beneficiaries of Campout for the Cause with Bonfire Entertainment. Participants enjoyed concerts, yoga, floating down the Colorado River, fishing and lots of rain. Read more…


New Assistance Opportunity: RTCA 2016 Planning for Recreation and Conservation

The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016 assistance program to help communities plan to improve parks, establish trails, access rivers, and protect special places this year. Read more…