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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.

Ríos to Rivers' bold new goal

When the largest dam removal in history takes place on the Klamath River in 2021, Ríos to Rivers will bring youth representatives, from  rivers throughout the world to the Klamath to witness the demolition of the dams and continue their educations to explore why functioning dams are being removed to restore the health of the river, fish populations and the livelihoods of the local communities.


How we will achieve this goal?


Over the next three years, leading up to the removal of the dams, Ríos to Rivers is conducting a series of in-country exchanges between rivers in Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Peru and the United States. We will then select two of the most committed student ambassadors from each river basin to travel to the dam removal celebration in 2021.


The first of these preparatory exchanges starts this January, 2019


Ríos to Rivers will connect 20 youth from Chile's Maipo, Ñuble, Biobío, Futaleufú, Baker Basins and Argentina's Santa Cruz River Basin.

We need your support to make this possible.



Watch a teaser to a new film about Ríos to Rivers

Learn More About Ríos to Rivers

Learn about a youth kayak club that inspired the creation of Ríos to Rivers: