River Ambassador Program

During the summer, River Ambassadors help people recreate responsibly in the Missoula area. River Ambassadors are your guides to a summer of safe, clean water fun! Be sure to follow @missoulariverambassadors.



River Ambassador Locations

River ambassadors are on the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Blackfoot rivers in the Missoula area at access points, parking and shuttle areas, and sometimes on the river on SUP boards and kayaks. Ambassadors are available between late June and early September, Thursdays – Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM.  Look for the friendly folks wearing River Ambassador shirts.


River Ambassadors Provide Information and Collect Data

Ambassadors provide information and tips. They may offer friendly reminders to help prevent riverbank erosion or build-up of trash in or near the water.

River ambassadors also collect data on erosion problems and recreation numbers. This information helps planners determine where impacts are greatest to  determine improvement priorities.

River Ambassadors are not police, guides, or first responders! They can provide directions to put-ins and take-outs, offer maps, share information on local floats, and offer suggestions and tips. River ambassadors are not trained medical professionals. If you have an emergency call 911. Remember, don’t float beyond your ability and follow safe river practices when you’re out on the water!


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Contact River Ambassadors

Email:  riverambassador@clarkfork.org

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