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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:
Aaron.Rourke@riversunlimited.org

Water Quality Monitoring:
Lisa.Link@riversunlimited.org
Mike.Miller@riversunlimited.org

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.

MAY 30 Paint Creek Paddle to Junction Works


Rivers Unlimited will lead the Junction Earthworks Open House Celebration paddle on Paint Creek which will take out on the shores of Junction.

On this trip, you’ll learn the high points of the river’s geology and ecology, and why it’s so special.

Paint Creek has been nominated by Waters Edge Canoe Livery to become the state’s fifteenth Scenic River, and Rivers Unlimited is helping with the designation attempt.

For registration and details visit:
http://arcofappalachia.org/events/paint-paddle.html

JUNE 6 Little Miami Cleanup


Rivers Unlimited will be assisting the Little Miami River Kleeners with

Kleen Sweep 2015

For details please visit:
http://www.lmriverkleeners.org

JUNE 20 Citizens' Water Quality


Citizens' Water Quality Monitoring

Great Miami River Watershed

Lab: UC Center for Field Studies
11053 Oxford Road, 45030
10:00 - 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: lisa.link@riversunlimited.org