American Whitewater's Spring Stewardship Update 2017

posted June 7, 2017
by Evan Stafford

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Our Stewardship work is possible only through your support, and your financial contribution plays a vital role in protecting and restoring the special rivers that you love. We are a lean and efficient organization-85 cents of every dollar goes directly to our river stewardship work. With your support, we will lean forward and meet the challenges ahead. 

Twice each year, we reach out to you to ask that you become a member or renew your membership to American Whitewater, or to consider making a tax-deductible donation. Please take a moment to see what your contribution will support next year in our Spring Stewardship Update for 2017.

American Whitewater is working hard to amplify your voice in Washington DC as proposals to weaken vital river protection laws are considered. We are defending the hydropower laws that allow us to negotiate releases and access at dams. We are defending the Clean Water Act, which protects flows and keeps us safe from water pollution. And we are defending public lands and rivers from threats of sale, deregulation, and defunding. While these national policy issues are keeping us busy, we are also keeping steady pressure on some great proactive projects like designating new Wild and Scenic Rivers and negotiating new dam releases. We hope we can count on your activism and support as we strive to protect and restore whitewater rivers.  

Rest assured, your donations will support river stewardship projects across the country throughout 2017. American Whitewater recently received our seventh straight 4-Star Rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator for our financial practices and transparency. Only 3% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, showing that American Whitewater outperforms most other charities in America. 
 
Please take a look at our Spring Stewardship Update, and consider making a tax-deductible donation or joining American Whitewater today! The team at AW thanks you, and so do the rivers!
American Whitewater
Mark Singleton
PO Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828-586-1930
Fax: 828-586-2840