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Learn how your membership helps protect our rivers and rights of use.
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Frequently Asked Questions »
FAQs about federal law regarding public ownership, use, and conservation of rivers
Why River Rights? »
NOR is the organization that focuses on achieving public-trust ownership of rivers, conserving rivers through public-trust ownership, and ensuring the public's legal rights to enjoy rivers
Help NOR Grow
Want to be active in helping advance your rights to use rivers? Here are some ways you can help:
- Spread the Word: Hang up the posters in public places (fly shops, outdoor stores, community boards, community centers, supermarkets, public parks, town squares, college campuses, and other public locations.) Hand out the handouts at club meetings, slide shows, potlucks, guest speakers, and other meetings. Share the message with your friends, family, co-workers, local government, and other interested parties. Download and print the river law posters and handouts, and refer people to NOR for more information, including the book, Public Rights on Rivers.
- Current Issues Finder: Do you know about river issues and controversies going on in YOUR area? We need people like you that can find current issues happening in your state. Send pictures, write a story, or do all of the above and send it in to us via email or other means.
- Share Your Photos: Do you have great kayaking, fishing, rafting, canoeing, duck hunting, or other river related photos you would like NOR to use? We are always looking for great pictures, and give credit on the website to the photographer. Contact us if you are interested.
- Event/Area Representative: Are you attending a kayaking, canoeing, rafting, fishing, or river event in your area? Want to share river law principles with your fellow river enthusiasts? Let us know and we can help provide materials, funding, and other support.
- Connect and Interact on Social Media: follow us, like us, comment, share, and interact with us on social media! Believe it or not, your interactions (even small ones) make a BIG difference in sharing the message of public rights on rivers!
Thank you for your participation and support in helping our rivers be "forever free."