Our Mission

Our mission is to connect people to rivers through Source To Sea adventures, conservation, and outreach.

Our vision is a world where every person is an active and passionate river steward appreciating the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things.

Our values

  • We believe that collaboration is key: working together is essential to creating a more sustainable world for ourselves and future generations.
  • We believe that we protect what we love: exposing people to the natural world leads to falling in love with a place which leads us to a desire to give back and conserve, protect, and preserve.
  • We believe that ALL people have the right to access and play in nature and the great outdoors.
  • We believe that becoming an environmental steward is a way to pay rent to the planet we live on. Giving back in whatever form we can is a way to help offset the resources we use every day.

Our three core strategies include:

Connecting People to People

  • Fostering community dialogue about rivers
  • Cultivating relationships and networks
  • Acting as a conduit between geographically separate communities and organizations

Connecting People to Rivers

  • Actively engaging people in their backyard river
  • Building people’s understanding of a river from its source to the sea
  • Telling a river’s story from source to sea

Connecting Rivers

  • Building relationships between communities and organizations in different watersheds
  • Creating a visual representation of the interconnectedness of river

Through the adventure of paddling a river from source to sea, engaging communities along the way through public paddling days and river cleanups, working with youth on stewardship, and collecting scientific data along our expeditions, we bring these rivers directly into people’s lives, connecting them with not only where their water comes from, and how they can use these resources responsibly, but with the knowledge that we are all interconnected through these waterways.

We aim to invoke a spirit of adventure while exploring threatened rivers in order to inform and inspire individuals and communities to take positive action in addressing the well-being of their watersheds.

Read Our Story here.

Founded in 2011 by Danielle Katz and John Dye, we are a 501(c)(3) not for profit. EIN #37-1654861

Photo Credits: Claire Dibble, Tom Gomes, Brian Coggan