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!

Teaming up for River Restoration - Successes and Challenges - part 2 of 3

Ever work on an interdisciplinary team on a project that lasts more than 5 years, with a client that doesn't have a clear idea on what they want, and the funding exceeds $2 million? Click on the light bulb for Rich's reflections on restoration work on the Rio Santa Fe, part 2 of 3

From The Blog

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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Coming ENSO (El Nino) = build raingardens & planning 4 drought

I was graced by a call from my wonderful neighbor and Santa Fe native, Zelie Pollon, who is now on news staff duties at KSFR and doing a great job.  She asked me about River Source restoration, water harvesting, and planning work in the City and County of Santa Fe and I suggested we talk […]

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