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See You in Grand Rapids from
May 13-16, 2024!

The team at River Network is excited to announce that the next River Rally will take place from May 13-16, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan! 

This will be an exciting year for the network to gather in one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities. The Grand River restoration project will be underway to restore the city’s namesake rapids and revitalize the urban waterfront, and we’ll have front-row seats to this Urban Waters Partnership project-in-progress from our riverfront venue. Together, we'll learn about and appreciate the lands and waters of West Michigan, which have been stewarded by the Anishinaabeg for millennia.
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Over the next 18 months, we will center your feedback as we restructure several conference components. Staff have already been meeting in small teams to discuss a new conference schedule and how to re-tool awards and network recognition. Additionally, we’re convening a local planning team to build a conference that engages with the host city meaningfully.

Expect outstanding local field trips, stimulating sessions, amazing venues, and opportunities to enjoy the riverfront with old and new friends from across the network! We’re still listening intently for network suggestions, so feel free to reach out and tell us what you want to see at River Rally 2024 – we’re all ears!

Hannah Mico
Resilient Communities Manager at River Network
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Engage in the River Rally planning process! Contribute to the public jamboard to share hopes, ideas, inspiration, and what you want to see the next time we gather as a network.

A Look Back at River Rally 2022

A Profound Shift of Focus – Reflections on the 2022 River Rally

At its first national gathering since the Covid-19 Pandemic began in 2020, River Network brought together environmental leaders from across the country at River Rally in Washington D.C. to talk about how their work might shift its focus through the lens of racial and socio-economic equity. Read the full article from James Mills.

Rally-Goers Have Left Their Mark on Washington, DC!

Find the installed mural at the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC). Big thank you to the Blue Art Collective for guiding us through this project, the DC Department of Energy and Environment, AREC, and all the Rally participants who spent time artmaking with us!

Relive the celebration and inspiration of River Rally 2022!
Thank you to the Wege Foundation for supporting River Rally 2024!
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