Rivers for Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of a passionate group of river enthusiasts dedicated to changing the way people think about and interact with water. Through adventure, conservation and education we work to connect individuals and communities to rivers and promote source to sea literacy.

We envision a world where people and communities are active stewards of river systems with a holistic understanding of their interconnectedness and interdependence.

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Rivers for Change is a Volunteer run organization. We are always looking for new individuals and ways to help create opportunities to unite people to rivers through shared experience, story, and media.

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The Latest News and Upcoming Events

Rivers for Change has had a busy Summer. Our Truckee River Source to (Inland) Sea Environmental Learning Adventure and Paddling Fundraiser in June was a success! Reaching over 800 kids in classrooms, providing an in depth environmental learning experience to 10 student ambassadors and connecting with non-profits and community members from South Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Read more in our latest Blog.

Rivers for Change was also on the ground at the Gorge Downwind Champs as a proud beneficiary of the event. Check out their Facebook Page for amazing photos from the event. With sold out entries, this event brings massive attention to the Columbia River Gorge.

Latest Expeditions and Press:

July 26, 2017: Hood River news captures the magnitude of the Gorge Downwind Champs.

July 12, 2017: Priya Hutner from Tahoe Weekly captures a day from our Truckee Source to (Inland) Sea.

June 8, 2017: Video from the Reno Gazette-Journal

June 1-11, 2017: Truckee River Source to (Inland) Sea Environmental Learning Adventure. Read about the experience on our blog.

May 12, 2017: Moonshine Ink highlights two of Rivers for Change’s Student Ambassador Team!

Oct 6-18th, 2015-RFC Board Members, Matt Palmariello and Danielle Katz completed a 192 mile SUP Source to Sea down Maine’s Androscoggin River. Catch up with their journey on social media and the RFC blog.

June of 2014, Rivers for Change joined CNN Journalist John D Sutter (@jdsutter) for a section of the San Joaquin River.