Devils River, photo by TRPA member

River Advocacy

For Clean Rivers

“A whole river is mountain country and hill country and flat country and swamp and delta country, is rock bottom and sand bottom and weed bottom and mud bottom, is blue, green, red, clear, brown, wide, narrow, fast, slow, clean, and filthy water, is all the kinds of trees and grasses and all the breeds of animals and birds and man that pertain and have ever pertained to its changing shores…”

John Graves
Goodbye to a River’

JohnGraves painting
John Graves – Oil by Van Johnson, from a photograph by Wyman Meinzer


For Recreation and River Access

A Philosophy of Public River Recreation, an opinion of Texas Rivers


“Believe me my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

— Ratty to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel ‘The Wind in the Willows’

WindintheWillows

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

— Heraclitus of Ephesus

Texas River Blog

Winter 2023 TRPA News

Happy New Year! Much was accomplished in 2022, we look forward to more in 2023. More cleanup, more engagement, more of protecting the waters we love.

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