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...

Current Newsletter

Newsletter 2021_Winter

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

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

Water Quality Monitoring:

Citizens' Water Quality

2021 monitoring is proceeding with covid precautions in place including curbside dropoff of samples and socially distanced analyses.

Second Saturday
March - November

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:

JUNE19, AUG21 Urban Stream Adventure


Join us for an Urban Stream Adventure on the Mill Creek. Brought to you by the MIll Creek Yacht Club and supported by Rivers Unlimited and the Mill Creek Alliance.

Being on the Mill Creek provides a perspective on the city that you just can't find anywhere else. Despite its history, the Mill Creek is an oasis of nature running right through urban Cincinnati. Join us and you'll find a new appreciation and understanding of the city we call home.

Rivers Unlimited provides canoes, gear and water guides.

Signup and details here.

July 31 MCYC Cleanup


Mill Creek Yacht Club Cleanup

The RU Canoe Crew is providing boats, gear and expertise to the Mill Creek Yacht Club.

Help the Mill Creek Yacht Club, Rivers Unlimited, and the Mill Creek Alliance clean up this lively little riparian corridor through Cincinnati and help maintain the beauty and resurgance of this once severely impaired waterway.

Details and Signup

AUG07 Paddlefest


Mill Creek Peek

Rivers Unlimited will be supporting "The Mill Creek Peek", an opportunity to take a detour up the Miil Creek during the Paddlefest's paddle down the Ohio River.

Catch a peek of all the Mill Creek has to offer!

Click here to go to Paddlefest

WInton Lake Cleanup


Stay tuned for information on 2021 cleanups.


Rivers Unlimited and Hamilton County Great Parks are hosting canoe-based cleanups June - August.

Particiants must be 16 years or older (under 18 must still be accompanied by parent or guardian). All articpants must sign a liability waiver and follow safety guidelines.

Winton Woods Park
6:00 - 8:00pm

10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Look for a trailer of canoes in the north parking lot.