Raise The River…now on GoFundMe!

Go For The Goal!  Year-end Matching Campaign on GoFundMe
…now through December 31

Now in its homestretch, after a 3-year effort, Raise The River is less than $5,000 away from achieving its initial goal of raising $10 million to reconnect the Colorado River to the sea and restore life in the Delta.

TidalChannels copyThanks to the generosity of Hunter Industries, contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar through Dec. 31, meaning the impact of your donation is doubled. Please join us now, and be a part of bringing home this landmark win for conservation and our iconic Colorado River.

We are currently working to raise the final $5,000 during the month of December: If you could find it in your heart to help in any way, 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 – any amount helps us reach our goal. We are so close to a goal that will make history, but we can’t do it without your support.

Join us in rewriting history. Let’s Raise The River.

Raise The River Holiday Gift Cards Now Available

With the Holiday season upon us, you can now give the gift that makes a difference: make a donation to Raise The River in honor of a friend, family member or colleague, and you both contribute to bringing water and new life to the Colorado River Delta.

Simply select your gift from the options below. Then, provide us with the name and email of the person you choose to honor. We’ll mail your card on the day you specify, or you may print the card out yourself for personal delivery.

These unique and meaningful gifts help restore the lands, wildlife and communities of the Colorado River Delta.

Choose your gift

$10 – Plants a native cottonwood and willow tree sapling

$25 – Sponsors a child to attend an environmental education workshop and outside activities at a restored area
  $50 – Plants 10 native cottonwood and willow trees

$100 – Supports scientific data collation in the restoration region

$500 – Restores critical Delta habitat, roughly the size of 1/12 of an acre of land

Help us make a difference to the natural life and neighboring communities in the Colorado River Delta this holiday season.

Give your gifts here…


Watershed_386x657_grande_smWe are so proud to share the news that our film Watershed, produced and narrated by Robert Redford, which tells the story of the Raise The River project, is among the films selected for the official programming of the Climate Generations Areas, at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris – COP21.

Our screening will take place on December 4th, at 11:15 am. More information is available here.


Great news! As we make our final push to achieve our goal of raising $10 million to reconnect the Colorado River to the sea and restore life in the Delta, Raise The River is less thank $25,000 away from achieving success.

On the shore of Las Arenas watershed south of Mexicali near the city water treatment plant. For Sonoran Institute June 4-5, 2015, Baja California, Mexico. ©Bill Hatcher 2015Thanks to the generous and notable support of Hunter Industries, they are extending their offer to match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions to the Raise the River initiative, up to $25,000 through December 31. Donate today and double your impact while being a part of bringing water and life back to the Colorado River Delta.

We are about to win this campaign.

Raise The River is extending a heart-felt invite for all to join us now, and be a part of bringing home this landmark win for conservation and our iconic river.


Video – ‘Report From the Field’ – A week with Raise the River

As part of our weekly video series, “Report From the Field“, Dr. Osvel Hinojosa of Pronatura Noroeste — a member of the Raise the River coalition — takes us with him during a typical week of work in the Colorado River Delta.  From monitoring base flows to restoration design meetings and field work to monitor the response of newly planted vegetation, the work never stops for restoring this region. To see more of our activities, all of the Report from the Field videos are available for viewing on the Raise the River YouTube channel.

From now through October 31, every dollar contributed to Raise the River is matched through a generous initiative by Hunter Industries. And, with less than $25,000 to go to reach our $10 million funding goal, we’re inviting everyone to join us, and be a part of this ‘win’ for conservation and the iconic Colorado River. Please consider sharing our work with your network of friends, or adding to your donation to help us bring water and life back to the Colorado River Delta. Donations are received via our Rally page. Thank you!