Give it up for RMS!

RMS is here for you and your river. Now we are asking you, if you are able, to support RMS during this giving season.

In a year filled with uncertainty, the River Management Society was your rock! When the COVID-19 pandemic closed rivers and put outfitters' businesses at risk, RMS was the only organization providing a nationwide conversation about how to manage safely through the closures, then safely reopen river accesses and facilities safely.

When the numbers of recreational river users surged from late spring to early fall, RMS hosted virtual conversations across state borders in which river managers shared how they were meeting these needs and funding new facilities’ demands.

In the 2019-2020 school year, when many colleges went virtual and job opportunities became scarce, 17 students graduated from the RMS River Studies and Leadership Certificate program and landed jobs in hydrology, geographic information systems (GIS) and outdoor recreation for public agencies, private industry and non-profit organizations.

All gifts are welcome! $10, $15 or $20 is appreciated! Individuals who donate $100+ are eligible to  receive an RMS carabiner or face mask: if you are able to donate at that or higher level, please  email with your gift preference (and mailing address if you are not a current member).

Rivers are our life's work! Through outreach, training and resources, we support the individuals who study, protect and manage North America's rivers. As educators, scientists, watershed leaders and students, we support public access to our rivers as resources for all citizens and visitors. Gifts to RMS support wise stewardship and management of rivers for generations to come.

Photo credits: Bob Wick (top) and James Vonesh (bottom).


  • chris Brown 
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Rob White 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • David Ryan 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Lynette Tibbetts 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Lelia Mellen 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
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Risa Shimoda 
Takoma Park, MD
River Management Society 
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