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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday!

Posted: 12/07/2020
By: Hattie Johnson

Colorado Gives Day is this Tuesday, December 8th! On this day, folks from around the state and country give to Colorado-based nonprofits like ours, with potential matches provided by CommunityFirst Foundation. You make an online donation here to support American Whitewater's Colorado River Access Program. Our Colorado based team works on river access, stewardship and conservation issues from flow protection, water quality enhancement, Wild and Scenic management, and state level policies that highlight river recreation and the industry it supports. In 2021, American Whitewater will continue to work directly with landowners, decision makers, and paddlers to minimize access conflicts across the state.

This year provided it's fair share of curve balls. Impacts to river access were not exempt. The Colorado based team at AW fought to reopen popular reaches like Clear Creek in Jefferson County for paddlers, negotiated with landowners installing dangerous fences across rivers in the Gunnison Valley, and advocated to protect flows at the state's newest whitewater park in Fort Collins. Protecting and enhancing equitable access to Colorado's rivers results in a wide array of actions. Your support this Colorado Gives Day helps us keep up the fight!

By supporting American Whitewater and our initiatives, you are helping to further research, advocacy, and management programs that support public health and quality of life, recreational flow protections, economic development, and secure access to rivers you love to paddle. Supporters share our vision that our nation's remaining wild and free-flowing rivers stay that way, our developed rivers are restored to function and flourish, that the public has access to rivers for recreation, and that river enthusiasts are active and effective river advocates. Learn more by clicking here.

Note: You can either create a Colorado Gives Donor account, or make one-time donations as a guest and need not create an account.

Please help us reach our donation goal on Colorado Gives Day this year! Of course, you can donate to support American Whitewater any time, but Colorado Gives makes it easy and increases the impact of your donation.


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Jesse Wycko

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