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Experience a Rivers of Recovery Trip on the McKenzie River in Oregon

There’s something magical about a Rivers of Recovery trip. We wish every RoR supporter could experience it. So here’s the next best thing—a short video from our recent trip on the McKenzie River in Oregon.

Rivers of Recovery trips are made possible by our supporters. From the fishing licenses to the lodging and everything in between—your

2017-10-09T20:07:45+00:00 October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Veterans Gear Up to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

When the rain started, they didn’t think much about it.

“Hey it’s a bit of rain. No big deal,” they said.

But it became a very big deal as Hurricane Harvey flooded the Houston area, with some areas receiving 50+ inches of rain, leaving thousands of residents stranded without basic necessities.

This group of friends, mostly military

2017-09-13T17:13:28+00:00 September 13th, 2017|2 Comments

Congressman Duncan Hunter Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Combat Veterans

Rivers of Recovery San Diego Fundraiser U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) with veterans, community representatives, and business leaders at the San Diego fishing tournament supporting Rivers of Recovery.

U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) hosted a day of fishing on August 17, 2017, that brought together community and

2017-09-06T00:40:55+00:00 September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientific Research Measures Fly Fishing’s Ability to Help Vets Heal

While fly fishing’s positive effects on veteran recovery is widely supported by personal testimony, Rivers of Recovery wanted to prove it. So, we did a scientific research study to measure how fly fishing affects our participants, both physically and emotionally.

Research on fly fishing's affect on veteran rehabilitation and recovery.

2017-08-22T21:04:52+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Volunteers Help Veterans Reconnect with Their Communities

Volunteers are an essential part of each Rivers of Recovery trip. While some are vets themselves, others don’t have any military experience.

Rivers of Recovery Volunteers Rivers of Recovery volunteers often find the trips change their own perspective as well.

Our volunteers help in ways far beyond logistics

2017-06-13T19:45:58+00:00 June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Emergent BioSolutions Hosts First Michigan Rivers of Recovery Trip

Hard work and determination from dedicated Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBSI) employees helped Rivers of Recovery launch our first Michigan fly fishing trip for regional veterans.

Kick Off Michigan Trip Pictured (left to right): Amy Simon, Jason Smagacz, Jose Jauregui, Congressman John Moolenaar, Brett Linton

Six Michigan-area vets

2017-06-08T20:47:42+00:00 June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Rivers of Recovery Starts a New Tradition with Challenge Coins for Monthly Donors

The Military Custom of Challenge Coins

Rivers of Recovery Challenge Coins Challenge coins are traditionally exchanged via a handshake.

Challenge coins are well-known in the armed forces, but somewhat mysterious to civilians. The history of challenge coins is thought to date back as far as Ancient Rome, when soldiers

2017-05-26T18:35:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|0 Comments