Counting Flies for Flows, Helping A Western Community Address the Drought

Monsoon season brought some relief to areas of the parched Southwest While welcome, they are unlikely to end this massive and unprecedented drought. And, if climate experts are correct, it may be here to stay.

Now we need to figure out how to adapt. Many such decisions will be made at the local level. Some will be executed by river-focused nonprofits working on the ground. Our job is to help them succeed. We believe that communities are the best stewards of their rivers. That’s why we raise funds to support our nonprofit partners as they seek and implement solutions on their rivers. 

The Eagle River Watershed Council is one such nonprofit. In response to this summer’s water shortage, they’re launching a drought mitigation program. It will raise awareness about the drought, water conservation methods, and water quality concerns driven by stormwater runoff and post-fire erosion. They’ll redouble efforts to alert local anglers of dangerously high water temperatures and plant shade-giving, water-cooling trees by the Eagle River. 

We’re honored to lend a hand. We worked with SaraBella Fishing and Abel Reels to create a Forever Our Rivers fly rod and reel package, and we’re giving one away to help raise money for the effort. 

Together, we can make a difference for our communities, for our fish, for our wildlife, for our rivers, and everyone downstream. It’s past time that we make every drop count. 

Enter to win the SaraBella 9’ 5 weight medium-fast action custom graphite fly rod with metallic charcoal paint, hand wrapped deep blue, metallic gold, and white threads, a Colorado-harvested, hand lathed invasive Russian Olive reel seat attached to a custom-designed, high-end Abel Reel, and Flor-grade cork handle emblazoned with our simple mission, ‘Rivers Give, We Give Back.’

Work with Us!

We are searching for a driven and creative Executive Director to lead our movement, galvanizing customers, businesses, and nonprofits to come together to conserve and restore America’s rivers. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in marketing (preferably cause-marketing), conservation finance, including long-term conservation fund growth, and an understanding of river ecology and restoration practices. They will also have deep business acumen, an understanding of the culture of prospective corporate partners, and an exceptional ability to cultivate in-person relationships. The position is remote with frequent travel expected to cultivate in-person relationships. Familiarity with and networks and relationships in the Southwest United States are preferred.

Forever Our Rivers is an equal opportunity employer.

Visit our job application page for more details.