Standing Up for the Important Places


Earlier this year, NRS teamed up with American Rivers and Chaco to support the film, The Important Places, by Forest Woodward and Gnarly Bay Productions. This beautiful story of a father and son rediscovering the important places together captured nationwide audiences at film festivals and online, winning the Most Inspiring Award at 5Point Film Festival and earning a Vimeo Staff Pick.

The Important Places also helped to shine a light on American Rivers’ 2015 Most Endangered River, the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, which is under threat from a massive construction project, mining pollution and groundwater depletion.

There’s much more work to be done for the Grand Canyon and for other important places in the U.S. and around the world. That’s why we’re partnering with American Rivers to help protect and sustain the rivers, creeks and canyons that matter most. Together, we’ll continue working to inspire passion for our rivers through storytelling with more projects like The Important Places. And in 2016, we’ll celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National River Cleanup® program by facilitating thousands of cleanups across the U.S.