America's Most Endangered Rivers® of 2020 Press Kit


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Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145, [email protected]


2020 River of the Year -- Delaware River, NY, NJ, PA, DE

1. Upper Mississippi River, IA, IL, MO, MN, WI

2. Lower Missouri River, IA, KS, MO, NE

3. Big Sunflower River, MS

4. Puyallup River, WA

5. South Fork Salmon River, ID

6. Menominee River, MI, WI

7. Rapid Creek, SD

8. Okefenokee Swamp and St. Mary's River, FL

9. Oklawaha River, FL

10. Lower Youghiogheny River, PA