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EcoRescue: Rivers Game

As an EcoRescue: Rivers elite volunteer, you'll visit more than 20 river rescue sites across the world as you save species large and small while providing for humanity’s future—all by cleaning up the environment. Your journey spans bays, cliffs, rivers, cities, and jungles.

Episode #1

Navigate the Mackenzie River in Canada and Juniata River in the United States to help clear out old tires, rusty scrap, and some truly bizarre items!

Episode #2

Pick up leaky barrels and save as many turtles as you can in Pennsylvania's Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers.

Episode #3

Heed the nighttime clean-up call at Pennsylvania's Juniata River, grab radioactive barrels out of California's New River, or tussle with trash-pilfering St. Lawrence River otters in Canada.

Episode #4

Retrieve rusted refuse from Canada's Mackenzie River in Canada, or clean up China's Jialing and Chang Jiang Rivers—just don't disturb the alligators!

More About Freshwater

About NGS and Water

Photo: Sunset at waterfalls Photograph by Scottyboipdx Weber, MyShot

The National Geographic Society's freshwater initiative is a multi-year global effort to inspire and empower individuals and communities to conserve freshwater and the diversity of life it sustains.

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Water Conservation Tips

Illustration: duck Illustration by Robert Zimmerman

Learn how to cut gallons from your household use, diet, energy, transportation, and consumer choices.

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Why Care About Water?

Why Care About Water? Video capture courtesy of National Geographic

Just less than one percent of the planet's water is available to meet the daily drinking water, sanitation, and food needs of nearly seven billion people and millions of other species.

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A Message From RBC

Photo: water in canyon Courtesy RBC

RBC, one of North America's largest financial institutions, has a history of philanthropy and community involvement dating back to the 1890s. In late 2007, water became a priority for RBC's community and environmental programs, with the launch of the RBC Blue Water Project. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and contributed $99 million to community causes worldwide in 2008 through donations and sponsorships.

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