About Us

Our Story

Since 1988, River Network has been at the forefront of expanding national interest in protecting the waters of our country, encouraging diversity in the environmental movement, and helping engaged community members and local organizations take a stand for their waters. Read Our Story!

Mission, Vision, & Values

River Network empowers and unites people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, clean water, and healthy rivers. Find out more about our values here.


Our Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan outlines our response to current water crises and commitment to connecting and aligning 8,500+ NGOs, agencies, tribal groups, and utilities for shared action. Read about Key Issues and Core Strategies to empower action in the complete 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

Our Team

Top, left to right: Hannah Mico, Sheyda Esnaashari, Karla Noboa, Colleen Walters, Brenna Goggin.

Bottom, left to right: Lisa Runkel, Nicole Silk, Sheyda Esnaashari, April Ingle, Nicole Seltzer, Katherine Baer, Diana Toledo, Kala Megrdichian, Tiffiny Harrower, Mikhaela Mullins, Nicole Seltzer, Carly Schmidt, Amy Boal, Lisa Runkel, Katie Murphy.

Meet our team.

  • "On many occasions, River Network has provided much needed facilitation services and technical assistance at little or no cost. For example, during the BP oil disaster, their Southeast organizer assisted us in facilitating a meeting of NGOs from across the Gulf to develop a Gulf-wide collaboration focused on an agreed "restoration" agenda. That collaboration continues to work to implement the restoration agenda developed at that meeting. River Network is very responsive to member needs and provides important technical assistance and training to nonprofit groups."

    Cyn Sarthou
    Cyn Sarthou Gulf Restoration Network