Posts Categorized: Economic


Revitalizing Communities through Recreation and River Protection

Are you looking for examples of how your community can use your local river trail as a new source for economic development? Join us on February 17th at 1 pm ET/11 am MT as we dive deeper into how local communities and governments have promoted tourism and increased economic development through river recreation and conservation initiatives.
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Community Engagement Webinar

Are you engaged with a community stakeholder group along your river corridor? Do you want to learn more tips and tools to continue to engage this diverse and dynamic group of stakeholders?

Join American Rivers, and our partner on the Waccamaw River Christine Ellis, on December 16th at 11 am MT/1 pm ET for an interactive webinar where you will learn ways to increase participation in you stakeholder group, while having engaging and meaningful conversations to further recreation and river conservation along your local river. Read more…

Eagle River | Brett Hockmuth

Colorado’s River Economy

Rivers are key economic drivers here in the United States. Not only do we rely on them for shipping channels, power and agricultural irrigation, but we also rely on them significantly for recreation and the associated economic benefits that communities receive. Read more…


Waccamaw River Blue Trail: Enhancing Ecotourism Along The Grand Strand

It’s a really exciting time for our work along the Waccamaw! In recent months we’ve partnered with a local chamber of commerce to promote ecotourism and build support for conservation along the Waccamaw River Blue Trail, South Carolina’s only National Water Trail. One of the projects we’re working on with the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce is through an advertisement in Guest Quest that showcases the Blue Trail as one of the area’s premier tourist attractions. Read more…