World Rivers Day takes place on the fourth Sunday of September. While it is important to take that day and celebrate local rivers, it is also important to work for their protection throughout the year.
Waterkeeper Alliance: Get involved with your local waterkeeper organization, or streamkeeper group, to protect your stream or river (https://waterkeeper.org/get-involved/). If none are in your area, please consider starting your own group. Look at ways you can clean up the river channel, plant vegetation to secure eroded banks, and work with local government to protect and preserve streams in your area.
Storm Drains: Most storm drains are linked to local waterways and so it is important to avoid washing your car near these drains and to avoid putting any kind of chemical, soap or other pollutant in the drains.