RaiseTheRiver: 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.
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
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
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: