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Register now for RiverWise’s 2023 Summer Sustainability Institute. Learn more here…

Click below to watch our latest documentary…

In July of 2022 RiverWise released “Boom & Bust,” a documentary that wrestles with what it means to live alongside a major petrochemical facility. Since last summer, over 2,000 people have signed up to see the film.


Our Mission

RiverWise seeks to organize community power and voice so that all people, organizations, and communities in Beaver County can thrive. RiverWise envisions Beaver County as a place where individuals, organizations, and communities have the skills, relationships, and resources required to create the kinds of communities in which they wish to live. We value networks over individuals. We value the future over an idealized past. We value freedom over control. We value wisdom over experience. We value solutions over problems. And we value action over perfection.

Recent Activity


RiverWise News & Events: November 2022

 RiverWise News & Events – November 2022

First Video Module Released

The first video module in RiverWise’s water video series called “Understanding Your Water” just dropped. In this video, we introduce ways to understand your municipal water quality and demystify questions you may have. Check back tomorrow for the second video!

Understanding Your Water Video Series

As one of many steps toward equitable access to water, early next week RiverWise will debut a video series called “Understanding Your Water” with the goal of equipping residents with resources and tools to become better water quality advocates. At RiverWise, we believe access to healthy water shouldn’t be a luxury enjoyed by some, which…

RiverWise News & Events: August 2022

 RiverWise News & Events – August 2022

Boom & Bust Screening Options

Our first few screenings of Boom & Bust sold out so we’ve scheduled other viewing options. Click below to learn more and register today: Wednesday, October 26 – In-Person Screening at Penn State Beaver’s Student Union Building Auditorium

Completing the Loop

Riverlife, along with our friends at evolveEA, recently released “Completing the Loop,” a 250-page report about the future of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. The document outlines a bold and creative vision that focuses on equitable access to the rivers for all residents of the region. Bringing such a vision to life requires strong leadership, creative cooperation, strategic…

Hard To Recycle Collection Event At Quaker Valley High School

Do you have a computer, tires, an appliance, or some other item that you would like to recycle but don’t know how? The Pennsylvania Resource Council is hosting a “Hard to Recycle Collection Event” this Saturday at Quaker Valley High School. Register today to help ensure that challenging waste is dealt with in a responsible…

Welcome to Dani Brown!

We’re welcoming a new member to the RiverWise team. Dani Brown comes to RiverWise with a background in storytelling and journalism, and a master’s degree in sustainability. Dani was drawn to the heartbeat of RiverWise — to create equitable, sustainable, empowered communities along the Beaver River. Dani will serve as RiverWise’s Director of Community Sustainability,…

RiverWise News & Events: June 2022

 RiverWise News & Events – June 2022