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Rivers are Life

Join us to protect, restore and celebrate the rivers we love!

Lewis Pugh’s Hudson River Swim 2023

UNEP Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh is undertaking an epic 315-mile swim down America’s iconic Hudson River to shine a light on the critical role that rivers play in sustaining a habitable planet. Rivers are the essential arteries that connect land and oceans, and they need our help.

Millions of people are already stepping up to do their part. Are you ready to join in?

Make your voice count

Add your name to Lewis Pugh’s open letter calling on world leaders to prioritize healthy rivers as part of their commitment to bring 30% of land, inland waters and oceans under protection by 2030.

Together we can make our rivers drinkable, fishable and swimmable again.

  • Take a step for RIVERS

    There are simple, science-based steps we can all take that add up to meaningful action. Together we can protect and restore our rivers and create a healthy planet. Explore all the steps and find the ones that are right for you.

Bring your organization along

Support Lewis’s swim by taking a daily action from our month of action calendar alongside your teams and colleagues.