River Rally

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

January 2, 2024: Scholarship & Volunteer Applications Open

January 29, 2024: River Rally Registration Opens



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River Rally Program


Expect notification of session submission status by January 8, 2024. See the program



Sponsor River Rally 2024! Learn about all the exciting ways you can engage with this community. Explore sponsorship


River Rally 2019 attendees. Photo by Benjamin Colon.
Thanks to generous supporters, we can provide support for water leaders to attend Rally each year. Learn more about River Rally scholarships.

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!

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