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River Rally 2017

May 8, 2017 - May 11, 2017

$349 – $649

River Network is able to offer new scholarships to people in the Great Lakes Region. We hope you and your members can join us for all or part of the event in a few weeks!  These scholarships are for 50% off general registration rates.

To take advantage of one of these special scholarships, go here, click on ‘Enter Registration,’ and apply the registration code:GRLAKES17 at check-out. Register today

Please also spread the word to your members and other interested parties in the region! To take advantage of one of these special scholarships..

These regional scholarships will be available until 11:59pm Eastern Time on April 30 or until funding is used up, whichever comes first.

River Rally is our annual, national conference that focuses on education, inspiration and celebration with the river and water community. Unique in its focus on connecting peers, providing practical education, inspiring courage, and celebrating achievements, River Rally brings together hundreds of people from across the United States and the world who care about water issues. Join more than 400 NGO staff and volunteers, academics, agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, and community leaders for the biggest and most fun water-focused event of the year! For a detailed look at our conference this year, visit the River Rally program page on our website.

Click Here To View Our Program Brochure

Here are just a few things you can look forward to at this year’s event in Grand Rapids:


One-on-One Mentoring is Back!

More to look forward to! We have recruited top-notch, nonprofit experts who bring years of experience with many of the issues you and your organization face. Check out this year’s mentors and sign up today!


Field Trips

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore our beautiful host location. Reserve a spot when you register!


You are responsible for your own lodging. Although hotel rooms in downtown Grand Rapids are going fast, these sites have options available during the week of River Rally 2017:

Movie Night!

On Wednesday night, we’ll sit down to watch a fascinating and inspiring compilation of films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We will also get a preview of opportunities to celebrate and engage communities around the 50thAnniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018.


There are nearly 60 workshops scheduled and you are free to attend whichever ones you wish! Take a sneak-peek now – it’s going to be hard to choose!

Register Now!


Plenary Sessions and Keynote:

How Did We Get Here? The Rise of the American Conservation Movement and Water: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection

Affordability, Equity, and Drinking Water

Rethinking Our Relationship to Urban Rivers

Lessons from Standing Rock


May 8, 2017
May 11, 2017
$349 – $649


River Network
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Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI United States + Google Map

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