American Whitewater 2015 Annual Report Available

posted July 25, 2016
by Mark Singleton

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American Whitewater released our 2015 Annual Report, it can be downloaded by clicking here. A couple interesting points from that report. Looking back at our success in 2015, American Whitewater achieved these important stewardship milestones:

– New “eligible” Wild and Scenic river reaches secured: 9

– New and/or improved river access areas secured: 14

– Number of rivers with hydropower dams with improved downstream flows and river access: 30

– Collaboratively managed river access: 16

– Opened banned rivers in National Parks: 1, Merced in Yosemite (CA)

– New National Monument designations: 1, Browns Canyon (CO)

– Volunteer hours contributed in 2015: 12,598

We take the financial management of our resources seriously; Charity Navigator (the leading independent charity watchdog organization) recently released its new evaluation formula of nonprofits. American Whitewater received a 100% score in financial transparency and held on to our four-star rating (the highest possible). Our evaluation from Charity Navigator demonstrates our commitment to best management practices and open communication. This is the sixth year American Whitewater received a four-star rating; only 3% of the nonprofits Charity Navigator rates have received six or more consecutive 4-star evaluations. This independent assessment of our work confirms that we are on the right track and providing measurable important services to our supporters.

Note: The Financial Statement of Activities published in the July/August American Whitewater Journal had a clerical error, the statements published here embody our annual independent audit.


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