50 Ways to Save Your River! Did you know that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh-water? And of that 3%, 2/3rds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. That means only 1% of the Earth’s freshwater supply is accessible for use! This is why it is so important to conserve the limited amount … Continue reading 50 Ways to Save Your River!
Do you Know a Future River Hero? If so Friends of the River has the opportunity of a lifetime for them. Eric Wesselman, Executive Director FOR is launching the River Advocate Training School this January to training the next generation of river advocates in the arts of grassroots organizing, river ecology, and policy activism. The … Continue reading The River Advocate: Volume 5, Number 9
Tell someone where you are going, when you expect to return, and where to call if you don’t. NEVER BOAT ALONE. Be sure your whitewater/boating skills and experience are equal to the river and the conditions. Wear a properly fitted Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times when you are in or near the river. … Continue reading 11 Tips for River Safety
2015 Highlights Friends of the River is building and energizing grassroots support for the magnificent rivers of California. In 2015 FOR: Brought together 27 river groups in Sacramento for the first California Rivers Day to give our rivers a stronger voice in the State Capitol. Passed legislation to grant interim Wild & Scenic protection for … Continue reading Friends of the River on the Move: 2015 Feats and Plans for 2016