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Canoe the Blue River
Blue River is beautiful
Watershed festivals teach

Engage with the Blue River

The blue river offers many benefits to our community including habitat for wildlife, drinking water, and

outdoor recreation. There are so many ways you can engage with the Blue River. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Volunteer – There are river cleanups throughout the year, as well as opportunities to help eradicate the terribly invasive Asian honeysuckle which is taking over and destroying our protective riparian habitats along our streams..

  • Prevent the problem – Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and fertilizers in your own households that create runoff that contributes to nutrient loading, algal blooms, and degraded river health. Install a rain garden on your property and/or support green infrastructure that works to capture rain water before flooding and stream pollution can occur. Everything on the ground ends up in our water; pick up trash any time and place.

  • Get out and enjoy the river – When we foster connections to nature, we have a vested interest in protecting it.

  • Send us your stories associated with the Blue River and share this message campaign on social media with #renewtheblue!

Unfortunately, many people in our metro area are not aware of the Blue River, so our

Renew The Blue partners work to educate and connect more people with this beautiful community asset.


We measure our success with the number of events about or on the Blue River, people attending our events, 

people we reach in promoting our events, and the number of partners supporting our event.












Are you working on projects that have a positive impact on the Blue River watershed

and are not yet a partner? Become a partner today! Contact us at

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