RaiseTheRiver: 2017 Year-End Giving

$729 of $2,017 goal

Raised by 9 people in 26 months
Raise The River
for The Redford Center
Raise The River – 2017 Year-End Giving
Campaign to Restore the Colorado River Delta

Today, on #GivingTuesday, we hope you will join us to bring water and life back to the Colorado River. Between now and the end of the year, we are working to raise $2017 to support our community education and restoration programs in the Delta.

Raise The River has proven that we can bring water and life back to the Colorado River Delta. We are seeing tangible results from our active restoration work in the Delta.

Please join us now, and be a part of restoration and conservation for our iconic Colorado River.

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. If you cannot donate, please help us by forwarding our GoFundMe link and video to your friends, or anyone who you think would be interested.

Contribute Today! Play a vital part in making history today, by donating to restore life and balance to the Colorado River. We can’t do it without your support.
Our ongoing restoration work rebuilds the habitats that support local communities and wildlife.

If we can fix the Delta, we can demonstrate that no place is beyond hope.

Join us in rewriting history. Let’s Raise The River.
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It's #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

We hope that today, you will join us by contributing to our efforts to bring water and life back to the #Colorado River.

Between today and December 31, we are raising $2,017 as a year-end funding goal to help support our work in community and environmental education, and on-the-ground restoration. Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #GivingTuesday
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An important part of our restoration work in the #ColoradoRiverDelta is monitoring our activities, then tweaking where needed, if results are different than predicted. The important scientific findings resulting from the 2014 'pulse flow' have recently been published -- and are free for all to access -- in the spirit of sharing what we have learned with others, to more efficiently provide benefits to nature. Featuring the work of coalition partners, Eloise Kendy/ The Nature Conservancy, Osvel Hinojosa Huerta of Pronatura Noroeste, Karen Schlatter/ Sonoran Institute, and others. Please read and share! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857417300691?via%3Dihub
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Our Work Restoring the Colorado River Estuary (video)

Raise the River coalition partner Sonoran Institute celebrated Colorado River Day (July 25) this year by releasing this impressive 4-minute documentary about the fresh lagoons of the Colorado River estuary and the incredible, hard work being done by our teams there to restore this life-giving ecosystem.

Sonoran Institute teams coordinated the dredging of more than 6.7 miles of tidal channels, which took nearly two months to complete. They excavated with machinery, shovels, and lots of hands. These channels are essential as they bring in flowing water and revitalize estuary habitats. It’s a part of what we are doing to reconnect the river with the sea…

About Colorado River Day

Colorado River Day is celebrated each year on July 25th as a day when people come together across divides in support of maintaining a sustainable Colorado River. It was on this day in 1921 when Congress re-named the river from the “Grand” to the “Colorado”.

The Colorado River is at a crossroads. Demand on the river’s water now exceeds its supply. We need to bring the river back into balance in order to both sustain this lifeline of the West and to keep water affordable —and available — for people who need it. You can make a difference by reducing your water usage. Every small step, each conscious action to reduce, and sharing awareness can mean the difference in a brighter future for our Colorado River.

— Please watch and share! From Sonoran Institute/YouTube
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An important read is the National Audubon Society's new report, "Water and Birds in the Arid West" which examines the critical habitats that birds rely on -- including our #ColoradoRiverDelta -- and provides recommendations of sustainable ways for people and birds to use water and co-exist in the West. Read the Executive Summary, or download the full report, here:
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$729 of $2,017 goal

Raised by 9 people in 26 months
Created December 7, 2015
All funds raised go directly to:
The Redford Center
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San Francisco, CA
Tax ID: 464549706
About the Organization
Raise The River is a coalition comprised of the following organizations: The Redford Center, The Sonoran Institute, ProNatura Noreste, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. The coalition has worked with policymakers, water agencies and governmental representatives from the U.S. and Mexico since 2012, to cooperatively create historic change for the Colorado River Delta.

The Colorado River is one of the world's most-loved and hardest-working rivers. Flowing for more than six million years, and journeying an incredible 1450 miles to the Gulf of California, its mark on the landscape is paramount. The Delta, however, is where the proud Colorado comes to a heartbreaking and broken end, as it has not regularly flowed to the sea for over 60 years. The success of the 2012 film Watershed, produced by The Redford Center, and executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford, generated widespread awareness to the River's plight and challenges.

We've come a long way with your help. Last year, as a result of our pulse flow release of water, the Colorado River reconnected with the ocean for the first time in 60 years. We've planted more than 160,000 cottonwood and willow trees on 654 acres of restored land. Beyond these environmental gains, the results are much richer & residents living along the Delta corridor have their river back again, and with it comes pride, new forms of economic opportunity, and community.
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Kim Reasor
26 months ago

I have said this before, but as a resident of San Diego, I rely on the Colorado River, and I feel that if we take care of the river, it will take care of us!

Andrea & Stuart Rich
26 months ago

Wishing you success in this wonderful endeavor!

Robert Hamilton
26 months ago

Great work - love it!

26 months ago
Lynne Bairstow
26 months ago

Wonderful work!

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