The Riparian Improvement Organization (RIO) was established in
1993 as a non-profit organization located in Davis, CA.
RIO recognizes that there are several environmental
organizations operating to better California
through legislative and legal avenues. In light of these efforts, RIO
identified the need to also develop and conduct projects that physically
improve the environment.
projects that require a “hands-on” approach that will provide a tangible
benefit to the environment. A few examples of these projects can be seen in the
Past Projects section. Volunteer affiliates often come from the local community, but larger multi-site events usually attract volunteers from all areas of California.
looks for “hands-on” projects to participate in or coordinate on an on-going basis. If you know of a project or location
that can use our help, please Contact Us.