The River Collective is a network of people that care about healthy, free-flowing rivers. Through our events, lectures, and workshops, we bring together river enthusiasts from all fields of knowledge. If you like to join this growing network, you can become a member of the River Collective. If you would like to support our activities, you can also consider making a one-time donation. Our business members allow our members to turn their knowledge and creativity into action.

Make a Donation

Every donation counts! If you would like to support our activities, then please consider making a donation. Your donation helps us to build this interdisciplinary network and protect our free-flowing and healthy rivers, worldwide.

River Collective Membership

By becoming a River Collective Member, you officially participate in a growing network of river lovers that seek to turn their knowledge into action. You are invited to our yearly general assembly where we would love to receive your input. You can also become active in the organisation of our events and allow others to get engaged in the protection of the places we love. Memberships are only €15,- per year, a contribution that supports the growing of the collective. 

**Special Offer! If you would like to buy the ‘Through the Eye of a River’ book, you can do so for € 25,- and will get your first year of River Collective Membership for free! Afterward, you will pay € 15,- per year.**


Business Membership

Our Business Members support the growing network of river lovers that is eager to turn their knowledge into action. Do you have a business that sees a future with healthy, free-flowing rivers, please consider supporting the River Collective in the long term. You can get in touch with Vera for more information (

Current Business Members

Northwest River Supplies is committed to preserving access to on-the-water recreation and to promoting stewardship of our precious wild places. They work closely with national organizations and local groups throughout the world to help take care of our rivers, lakes and oceans.

Toros Outdoors is your address for all paddling! At home in Munich and the alps, with a heart in SoutEast Europe and the eyes always looking to where there is a river to paddle. Toros Outdoors stands for adventure travels with a kayak of the beaten track, and we know them from their trips around the Balkans!

The Packraft Trail is a concept that combines hiking and packrafting. With adventures in Slovenia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, guests embark on an active form of slow travel. Through the River Collective Membership, they give back to the rivers on which they offer their travels.

Packraft Europe is the Alpacka Raft dealer for the European Union and delivers Alpacka packrafts and packrafting equipment to any country within the EU. They care deeply for our natural world, and believe that once someone has paddled a river or explored a wild place they will also be inspired to do what they can to help protect it.

Spade Kayaks is a paddler-owned company from Germany and Austria. They are deeply passionate about whitewater kayaking. For them, it’s not just a sport, it’s the people they meet, the adventures they get into along the way and the places they get to see. As a company, they strive to protect these places the best they can and are aware of the challenges our business faces as a result. They feel the best way to remind them what’s at stake, is to go to these places and fall in love with them.

1% for the planet

The River Collective is a proud non-profit partner of 1% for the planet. This means that you can also support us through the 1% for the planet program. You can learn more about the benefits of this program here.

Payment Instructions

If you sign up to become a member, then please transfer a membership fee of € 15,-. This can be done preferably through bank transfer, but you can also use PayPal. Please leave a note that this money is meant for your membership fee so that we can send you a confirmation! If you would like to donate more, we won’t stop you 😉

If you are making a donation, then please transfer any amount you prefer. Thank you for your support!

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Steiermärkische Sparkasse

IBAN: AT80 2081 5000 4335 3622


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