River Source supports people living as good stewards of their watersheds by providing watershed science and policy education, planning, monitoring, ecological restoration and adapting to climate change

Donate online to River Source to get kids outdoors to connect with local rivers, learn watershed science and go fishing

Please click here to go directly to our donation page and give a tax-deductible donation via the River Source Fund at Bosque School to pay for bus transportation and teachers to engage youth in hands-on science!

Sampling of River Source Activities & Outcomes on the eve of 20 year anniversary

River Source turns 20 years-old next year. We want to share a few of our recent accomplishments in watershed education and watershed conservation that we've accomplished with amazing partners -- click here to see some recent photos of youth in action and pre-post photos of erosion control and raingarden work!

Teaching Substance & Experiencing the Life of Water - guest blog by Elise Sibley Chandler

To learn about a substance, primary contact is the best pathway. Elise leads the way and provides activities for experiencing the life of water through her art and activism. Check out her cool perspectives and a few activities here.

From The Blog

Learning Substance: Experiencing the Life of Water by Transmedia Artist Elise Sibley Chandler

trickle ripple chirp swish squawk peep crackle crunch babble bubble whirl swirl swoosh spatter On a walk to the Santa Fe River we encounter the substance permeating our existence: water.  The river is being opened up and repopulated with life; trails make it more accessible and it is increasingly safe in the public’s eye. In […]

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Reoccupying the Santa Fe River

Living next to the Santa Fe River, I get to walk it nearly every day with my family and dogs.  And in the last couple of years I get to work in it nearly as often. Like an old friend, my relationship has deepened over the years so I’ve come to know it, both the elements […]

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Part 2 of 3: Getting real about river restoration on the Santa Fe River

When I started intensive work on the Santa Fe River in 2007 I was a relative newbie to the practice of fluvial geomorphology.  And yet I soon found myself running laser-level surveys and coordinating a team including some of the best in the business of innovative and proven practices in stabilizing river banks, reconnecting incised […]

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Learning lessons on river restoration – geomorphic stability of Alire to Frenchies @ Rio Santa Fe

I present a series of blogs in 3 parts: 1st = how did we get here, 2nd = what is happening now, and 3rd = what is suggested for increasing ecological health and park values. How did we get here (1 of 3 parts).  I’ve been bothered watching a section of river degrade in my neighborhood, […]

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