Water is Life! / ¡El Agua Es Vida! Ríos to Rivers' triumphant arrival to the mouth of the Klamath River
Ríos to Rivers arriving to the Pacific Ocean after a six day river-trip expedition down the Río Baker, in Patagonia, Chile
Ríos to Rivers being welcomed to the town of Requa at the mouth of the Klamath River by Yurok Tribe girls singing traditional songs
Ríos to Rivers at the scout for the famous Lava Falls Rapid during their 12 day kayak trip in the Grand Canyon
Ríos to Rivers students prepare to take part in a stream restoration project at Ukonom Creek on the Klamath River
From the Andes to the Pacific Ocean: Ríos to Rivers' triumphant arrival to the mouth of the Río Baker.
Ríos to Rivers students visiting Copco 1 Dam; one of the four Klamath River dams slated for removal in 2021
Ríos to Rivers paddling on the endangered Río Baker
Ríos to Rivers putting on the Río Baker for the five day trip to the Pacific Ocean
The Revolution will be Restorative, Ríos to Rivers students talk about their experiences traversing the Klamath Basin to a crowd in Requa, CA
Ríos to Rivers students celebrate a beautiful and colorful day on the Río Baker in Patagonia, Chile
Ríos to Rivers participating in the 59th birthday for the remote and rural town of Cochrane, Patagonia, Chile
To inspire the protection of rivers through youth-focused experiential and educational cross-culture exchange programs, where underserved students are empowered to become informed stewards and ambassadors for their rivers and the communities who depend on them.
21 IN 2021
When the largest dam removal in history takes place on the Klamath River in 2021, Ríos to Rivers will bring youth representatives from 21 river basins throughout the world to witness the removal. For these young people, it will be an opportunity to continue their education as river stewards and experience first-hand why functioning dams are being removed to restore the health of a river, fish populations, and the livelihoods of local communities.
How we will achieve this goal?
Since 2013, Ríos to Rivers has been conducting international exchanges in South America and North America between youth who have been or could be effected by the construction of dams. In 2021, we will include youth from Africa, Asia and Europe as well. We are working alongside local communities and organizations to select two committed youth ambassadors from each participating river basin who will then travel to the Klamath dam removal celebration.
Students will then return to their home rivers and share what they witnessed and learned in local events and presentations. The 2021 celebration on the Klamath will send a powerful message both to their own communities and around the world about the value of wild rivers and the importance of fighting for them.
Watch a teaser to a new film about Ríos to Rivers
Learn More About Ríos to Rivers
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