Our mission is to restore, maintain and improve Ohio's rivers and streams, their water quality, scenic beauty, their multiple economic uses, and their effect upon Ohio's quality of life.

Rivers Unlimited accomplishes this mission by engaging citizens and organizations in direct action such as water quality monitoring, stream cleanups, and influencing public policy at the local, state, and national levels.

Volunteers are essential to RU success. Volunteering across all of our programs is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Join us for our next water quality monitoring or stream cleanup and see for yourself.

Rivers Unlimited's most important asset is our people. Become a member today!

What's Happening...

See highlights of recent RU activities and upcoming events below. To open the Rivers Unlimited full calendar of events, click here!

For more information or to volunteer contact the following...

General information, river cleanup, and scenic river designation contact:

Water Quality Monitoring:

JUNE03 All Comers Canoe Cleanup Winton Woods Lake

Rivers Unlimited will be holding monthly canoe cleanups throughout the summer. All equipment is provided and there is no charge to participate. We do have a limited number of canoes so please contact Jess or Andy if you plan on attending.

May details:

Where: Winton Woods Lake
Time: 6:00pm
Please meet at the end of the parking lot near Winton Road (close to the playground and boat rentals).

JUNE03 Green Umbrella Watershed Action Team Meeting

The Green Umbrella's Water Team brings together representatives from non-profits (including Rivers Unlimited), businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities working to improve water quality and watershed management in the Greater Cincinnati region.

Learn more...


JUNE18 Citizens' Water Quality

Citizens' Water Quality Monitoring

Great Miami River Watershed

Lab: UC Center for Field Studies
11053 Oxford Road, 45030
9:00 - 11:00:
volunteers drop off samples at the lab
10:30 - early afternoon:
lab volunteers analyze samples
Lunch provided.

more info...

For more information or to volunteer contact Lisa:

RU Preserves Earthworks

Through a 75% match fund from Clean Ohio Fund, Rivers Unlimited along with several other groups, including The Archaeological Conservancy, Heartlands Earthworks Conservancy, Friends of Serpent Mound, South Central Ohio Preservation Society, and 800 individual donors, helped raise funds to purchase The Junction Group, a complex of at least eight earthen structures spanning 20 acres of farmland near Chillicothe, Ohio.

Read an article in American Archaeology about the site and its purchase.