Today is World Rivers Day! Celebrated on the last Sunday in September, today is a way to honor the world’s vast waterways. In over 60 countries, millions of engaged citizens will participate in World Rivers Day.
It’s goal is to highlight how valuable rivers are to our world, and to increase the public’s awareness about how they can help. The United Nations launched the “Water for Life Decade” in 2005 to increase awareness of the need for better care of our limited water sources. The first World Rivers Day was established after this, in response to an environmental proposal by internationally respected river advocate, Mark Angelo.
Find out more about World Rivers Day at the official website and celebrate it in your own community. Visit a local river or stream, do your best to conserve water, and help spread the word about today’s importance.