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Check Out the River Stewardship Work Your Engagement Supports

Posted: 11/11/2020
By: Evan Stafford

American Whitewater has big stewardship plans for 2021, removing dams, securing new Wild and Scenic designations, enhancing access and protections for rivers on public lands, and protecting our bedrock river conservation laws such as the Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act. We continue to press forward with bipartisan opportunities to pass legislation that's good for our rivers, but we can't do it without your ongoing support to keep our work on track. 

Your membership dollars and donations will support our conservation efforts, from protecting large landscapes and the whitewater rivers that flow through them to securing protections under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, restoring flows to rivers impacted by hydropower to advocating for removing deadbeat dams, and protecting flows threatened by water resource projects to our access and safety work. We've got our work cut out for us in 2021. Take a moment to see what your contribution will support in every whitewater region across the country in our 2020 Winter Stewardship Update

Rest assured, your donations will be an efficient way to support river stewardship. 83 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to our river stewardship work and for the 10th year in a row, American Whitewater was awarded the highest rating from Charity Navigator! Only 2% of charities have received this four-star designation 10 years in a row. 

Our stewardship projects protect and restore flows for healthy rivers and recreation, and your membership and tax-deductible donations keep our river stewardship program running strong. As you begin to think about your charitable gifts for the end of the year, please take a look at our 2020 Winter Stewardship Update and consider the value American Whitewater's work brings to you and the whitewater paddling community. We've got some exciting projects on the horizon and we hope we can count on your support! Become an American Whitewater member or make a charitable tax-deductible donation today!

The team at American Whitewater thanks you, and so do our rivers!


Paul Martzen


Fresno, CA 93704

Phone: 559-545-6180
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