WHO ARE WE?
A unique partnership
Raise the River is a unique partnership of five U.S. and Mexican non-governmental organizations committed to restoring the Colorado River Delta.
Some of us have worked together for nearly two decades, conducting scientific studies, using private funds to bring small amounts of water to the Delta, and involving local communities in pilot restoration projects. With the signing of the historic binational agreement in November 2012, restoration efforts are kicking into high gear.
To breathe life back into the Delta
If we can add a relatively small amount of water to the Colorado River Delta—less than 1% of its annual flow—we’ll be on our way to restoring 2,300 acres of forest and marsh along a 70-mile stretch of river, generating rural economic activities and job opportunities for local people, including river restoration, tourism, recreational hunting, and sport and commercial fisheries.
Help us breathe life back into the Delta and let’s watch it grow.
Our goal is to raise $10 million by 2017.
The money will be used to conduct essential restoration work, such as putting native trees in the ground, and to acquire water rights dedicated to supporting the restored areas in the Delta.
In meeting our goal, we will rebuild the habitats that support local communities and wildlife.
The Delta is the most broken reach of the Colorado. 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.