The Five Things Framework
During the strategic planning process, our goal was to simplify what we do at RiverSides. It became clear that the most cogent representation of what RiverSides does is our original program framework the Five Things You Can Do for Your River. What is it about Five Things that makes it stand as the representative not only of RiverSides but of all programs and projects? The answer is that almost everything we have developed over the first ten years derives from Five Things. That program forms the soul of our Vision and Mission.
Creating RiverSafe Communities
RiverSafe Communities are the representation of what we consider effective watershed development to be for all urban and urbanizing lands. It is an ideal achieved through application of the Five Things practices and products. Ultimately, RiverSides seeks to create whole “RiverSafe Communities” in which Five Things principles are uniformly applied to prevent all harmful runoff from urban properties.
Fostering Urban Watershed Leadership
Complementing RiverSafe Communities, we provide leadership on the issue of urban watershed protection through our communications based outreach to the public, organizations, municipalities and decision makers, the information media, and implementers.
Five Things You Can Do For Your River