Columbia's Riverbanks Region is one of the few areas in the world fortunate enough to have not one, but three rivers. Cutting through the heart of the region, the Saluda and the Broad rivers meet in a rush of rapids, and merge together to form the tranquil Congaree. The beauty along the banks of these rivers is astonishing. Fish leap into the air on a hot summer day, deer graze at the rivers' shores. Egrets perch on moss-covered rocks and eagles soar overhead, in hunt of their prey. Spanish moss cascades from old hardwood trees, whose branches delicately outline the waters' almost untouchable edges.
The River Alliance's mission is to connect people to the rivers, making them accessible and yet protected, and bring the rivers back into the daily lives of area residents and visitors.