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Check Out Our Winter Stewardship Update and See What Your Membership Supports!

Posted: 12/08/2021
By: Evan Stafford

At the end of every year, American Whitewater takes an inquisitive look back at the success we’ve found and the steps forward we’ve taken in our vast array of projects across the country, and then quickly turns to the future and setting the next set of ambitious stewardship goals we hope to accomplish in the following year. We share these goals and the progress we’ve achieved towards them in our Winter Stewardship Update. And wow, do we have big plans for 2022. From dam removals, water rights to protect instream flows, and addressing the impacts of an unprecedented wildfire season, to securing new Wild and Scenic designations, improved regulations, access sites, and flows in state and local parks and sharing our newly produced whitewater safety films and other tools, we’ll have our work cut out for us. If our past success is any indication we’ll surely rise to the challenge, but we can't do it without your ongoing support to keep our work on track. 


Your membership dollars and donations are an incredibly efficient and effective way to show your love for rivers, as 87 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to our river stewardship work. For the 11th year in a row, American Whitewater was awarded a 4-star rating, the highest rating Charity Navigator awards for excellency in financial practices and transparency! Less than 2% of charities have received this four-star designation 11 years in a row. 


So take a moment to see what your contribution will support in every whitewater region across the country in our 2021 Winter Stewardship Update and know that 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, 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!

Evan Stafford

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: 970-420-5378
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