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Advocating for safe and sustainable use
of the Red River of the North.

Volunteers are Important
to River Keepers Mission
Volunteers are incredibly important to River Keepers helping the community learn about the Red River, sustain the Red River, and enjoy the Red River.  Thanks to Appareo and Creating Good, we have a volunteer recruitment video!  Watch the video to find out why we love our volunteers and how you can help.
Watch the Video

Volunteer Needs
Help teach youth the basics of fishing at the Lil’ Fisherman’s Clinic and Derby on Monday, June 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lead a simple activity and/or help youth fish along the Red River. We also need an event writer, help at registration and someone to set up fishing poles.  No fishing experience necessary for some of the activities and registration.  This event is sponsored in part by River Keepers and FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc.

Volunteers are needed to help at Race the Red the evening of Monday, June 10 with registration, timing, traffic control, handing out prizes, assisting participants in and out of their vessel, handing out snacks and water, traffic control, and an event writer. Shifts vary depending on the task.

In addition, we need volunteers to assist with leading interactive educational activities at events, picking up trash along the riverbank, marking storm drains, sewing T-shirts into totes, and planting trees!

To sign up or for more information contact Kim at or 701-356-8915.

Online Volunteer Form
River Keepers has partnered with Wild Terra Cider & Brewing, and artist Oliva Bain for our first Make and Paint Rain Barrel Workshop!  Participants will make a 55 gallon rain barrel and then paint their barrel. All supplies will be provided. Artwork cannot be offensive.  Fee: $39 per barrel.  Participants must be able to pick up their rain barrel the following week (May 12th to the 19th) during Wild Terra's regular business hours.  Pre-registration is required. Participants must be registered by Tuesday, May 7th by 11 p.m. Limited spots are available.  In the case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled. Refunds will be available.  This event is a part of Wild Terra's second annual Outdoor Gear and Bike Market.
Register to Make & Paint

Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Races
A generous supporter donated this beautiful kayak to give away to one of the registered participants of Race the Red canoe and kayak races! 

This years Race the Red is on Monday, June 10 starting at 6:30 p.m.  All skill levels welcome.  Choose your distance, 1.5, 3.5, or 6 miles. Participants will paddle up river to a designated turnaround point, grab a prize, and return down river to the finish.  All races begin and end at the south boat ramp at Dike East (100 2nd Street South in Fargo). The first half of each race is upstream. There are awards for 1st place in each category for each distance.  Entry bird fee is $15/person. Entry fee goes up $10 if registration not received by 5:00 p.m. on June 7th. Limited number of canoe and kayak rentals available for $15.  More details can be found at: or follow the event on Facebook.
Register To Race
River Paddling Excursions
Join River Keepers and Moorhead Parks and Recreation on leisurely paced monthly group paddles led by a host guest speaker.  All skill levels are welcome! Each excursion begins at 6:00 p.m. with basics of canoeing, kayaking and safety.   $10 per person if you are providing your own vessel, $15 per person if needing canoe or kayak rental (available on a first come, first serve basis), ages 5 and under free.  Register early as space is limited.

* History of the Red River on May 15 and July 17 led by Mark Peihl with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
* Animals and Habitats on June 19 led by Nicole Lee, Red River Zoo.
* Aviary Expedition on August 21 led by Matt Mecklenburg, Fargo-Moorhead Audubon.


Register for River Paddling Excursions


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1120 28th Ave. N., Ste. B
Fargo, ND 58102

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