River Rally

Monday, May 13 – Thursday, May 16, 2024

L.V. Eberhard Center at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

River Network has hosted River Rally for decades, bringing the network together for an infusion of learning, inspiration, and celebration. The joyful and deeply moving experience of River Rally combats feelings of isolation, overwhelm, and burnout for network members working at the intersection of water and justice by building knowledge and skills, diversifying perspectives and solutions, recognizing achievements within the network, and strengthening connections. Built by and for the national network of water, justice, and river advocates, River Rally ignites collective action and power for the work ahead.

The 25th River Rally will be an exciting time for the network to gather on the banks of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Expect outstanding local field trips, stimulating sessions, amazing venues, and opportunities to enjoy the riverfront with old and new friends from across the network.

Important Dates

March 6, 2024: Field trip registration opens (River Rally registrants only) 

May 13, 2024: River Rally 2024!



Register for River Rally on January 29, 2024. Register.

River Rally Program


Explore the River Rally 2024 schedule. See the Schedule.



Engage with the network of water, justice, and river advocates. Explore Sponsorship


River Rally 2019 attendees. Photo by Benjamin Colon.
Apply for a scholarship to attend River Rally 2024. Apply.

Can’t join us in Grand Rapids, but still want to support the network? Donate today!

Curious about Rally? We provide a welcoming space for newcomers to get to know our network and eagerly greet those who have attended before as old friends. To learn more about the Rally experience, watch the 2022 highlights video above and click here and see what you’ve been missing!

“I am leaving this conference inspired, hopeful, and grateful to continue the fight for clean water and building communities that allow people to not only survive but thrive!”

–Brenda Santoyo, LVEJO

Thank You to Our River Rally 2024 Sponsors, Supporters, and Partners!

Presenting Sponsors

Wege Foundation logo, a dark green circle with a white center, and a dark green leaf in the middle. Text reads is the planet worth saving wege foundation.

River Sponsors

Tributary Sponsors

great lakes fishery trust logo
Brown arrowhead logo, point down. At top right, white text, National Park Service. At left, a tall tree. At bottom, a white bison stands on a green field ending in a distant tree line, a white lake at right. A snow-capped mountain towers behind.

Supporters & Partners

The Kresge Foundation logo
US Forest Service logo, a badge shape outlined in yellow with a dark green background and a yellow fir tree in the center. Text reads US Forest Service Department of Agriculture
William Penn Foundation logo, black text with William Penn's signature in light blue behind