Return to BRV Home Page

The Blue Ridge Voyageurs

River Conservation


BRV Supports River Conservation Groups

By Kathleen Sengstock,

Conservation Chair

BRV is continuing our tradition of supporting conservation groups that work to protect the rivers we enjoy. Here are some of the groups we have donated to over the years.

Alice Ferguson Foundation organizes the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, which cleans up rivers and streams throughout the Potomac watershed. Many BRV members participate in the cleanup. The Foundation also shares the wonder and excitement of the Potomac River with thousands of students, teachers and citizens every year.

American Whitewater works to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States and represents a diverse group of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists and local paddling clubs.

Cacapon Institute uses science and education to protect rivers and watersheds from the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay.

Friends of the Cheat restores, preserves, and promotes the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River.

Friends of the Rappahannock works to maintain the water quality and scenic beauty of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries.

Friends of the Shenandoah River is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the aquatic environment of the Shenandoah River.

Potomac Conservancy safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management.

Potomac Riverkeeper & Shenandoah Riverkeeper work to stop pollution and restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and tributaries through enforcement and community engagement.

River Network is a national watershed protection movement that empowers local communities. River Network includes nearly 2,000 state, regional and local grassroots organizations whose primary mission is to protect rivers and watersheds.

West Virginia Rivers Coalition seeks the conservation and restoration of West Virginia's rivers and streams for the benefit of all who depend upon them: wildlife; West Virginia residents; those who visit for recreation; and those who live downstream.