We’re celebrating the end of Summer with great deals from two of our business partners, SOL Paddle Boards and Map the Xperience

When you donate to Forever Our Rivers, you’ll get,

  • 15% off all SOL Paddle Board products, and 
  • Access to a free digital map of the South Platte River from Map the Xperience

The map can lead you to golden cottonwood fall foliage, help you scout future adventures, or just introduce you to Colorado’s incredible South Platte River. SOL’s top-of-the-line paddling gear could get you out on an end-of-season adventure or ready to hit the water next spring. And don’t forget the holidays! Give the gift of time on the river while helping rivers stay healthy.

The donation minimum is $25, and the Promotion funs from September 22 through October 6, 2021.

Give through our donation webpage or send a check to Forever Our Rivers Foundation, PO Box 3492, Grand Junction, CO 81502. We’ll send you a receipt and all applicable promotion deals in a confirmation email.

Bring us along on your adventures by tagging @foreverourrivers and using the hashtags #gearforrivers #weareforrivers #hereforrivers.

Congratulations Shauna Holden!

High fives to Shauna Holden, who bested the competition in our fly counting contest to win our custom Abel Reel and SaraBella Fishing fly rod!

When we asked her where she would take her new setup she said, “I am stoked about getting out to fish the Tulpehocken Creek with my new rod and reel.” 

If you want your own Forever Our Rivers rod, keep reading this newsletter! We’ll announce when it’s released for sale to the public.

Shauna is a Pennsylvania angler who understands the importance of healthy rivers, saying,

I reside in Pennsylvania where we are very lucky to have some amazing places to fish. Unfortunately due to pollution and climate change, many of our rivers and creeks are having a hard time sustaining fisheries. 

Clean viable water is a right for all living things and organizations like Forever our Rivers are helping us be better custodians of the earth.

Shauna Holden

You can follow Shauna’s adventures with the hashtags #gearforrivers, #ourriver,  and #hereforrivers.

Contest proceeds benefited the Eagle River Watershed Council‘s drought relief program.

Connecting Kids to Rivers

One of our 2020 Grantees, Friends of Youth and Nature, successfully involved 1,249 youth and adults in water education in 2020 and 2021.

Activities ranged from facilitating a Youth Water Summit to river instruction with the 5th grade at North Fork School of Integrated Studies, trips to the Eureka Science Colorado River exhibit for students from Montrose and Delta Colorado, and helping 4th graders from Montrose School District participate in the Natural Resource Festival.

Friends of Youth and Nature definitely made the most of their grant award! We are so proud to partner with them to make a difference in river health, community connection, and access. As they put it, 

Water – our most precious resource – is often taken for granted. With increasing pressure from climate change and cumulative drought conditions, learning about our local watersheds, how we use water in our daily lives, and how we can help conserve clean water are vital lessons in today’s world!