Free Rivers

We believe that the EU as a community can do better in protecting the last wild rivers and taking down dams. Therefore we advocate the establishment of a growing network of strictly protected free rivers across Europe.

The US Wild and Scenic Rivers Network is an inspiration for the protection of free rivers in other parts of the world. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law by president Johnson in 1968.


The growing US Wild and Scenic Rivers Network as a model for permanent legal protection of free rivers is a central topic of our film event series flow : on tour 2018/19. Shane Anderson’s film Run Wild, Run Free is a magnificent portray of 50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Shane Anderson is Director of Story at Pacfic Rivers: www.pacificrivers.org