Despite the challenges of this year and this holiday season, we are filled with gratitude for wild spaces, the rivers that sustain them, and the people working to help them thrive.

So many of us turned to the natural world for solace in 2020, making it a point to get our toes muddy, cast a line, or just sit and watch the current run by the banks of our favorite local river. These moments reminded us how important healthy waterways are to every aspect of our well-being and renewed our commitment to help communities across the Southwest connect to their rivers. We’re planning an exciting 2021 campaign to expand our efforts, recruit more leaders from underserved communities, and help more corporate partners target and amplify their environmental giving to rivers. We’ll tell you about it in January.

Our 2020 Grantees and current River Partners are working hard to connect women, black, indigenous and people of color to rivers nationwide. We also focused on introducing kids to rivers in the Southwest while engaging communities to protect their rivers in Colorado and Arizona.

Our Corporate Partners continue to amaze us with their creativity, generosity, and determination to support these innovative projects in a hard year.

Our grantees include: Brown Folks Fishing, Csting for Recovery, Colorado West Land Trust, Four Corners Water Center, Friends of Youth & Nature, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Purgatoire Watershed Partnership, Roaring Fork Conservancy, San Juan Citizens Alliance, and River Science.   Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest on how our grantees are doing! 

We’re wishing you a happy and healthy holiday! 
We hope you can carve out some time to sit by your favorite river.