Today — July 25 — is Colorado River Day, marking the 94th anniversary of the Grand River being renamed the Colorado. We’re celebrating this mighty river that we are helping to restore by launching a new awareness and fundraising campaign, with the notable support of Hunter Industries.
From July 25 to October 31, Hunter Industries will generously match, dollar-for-dollar, all contributions to the Raise the River initiative, up to $25,000. Donate today and be a part of bringing water and life back to the Colorado River Delta.
Because 30 million people in the West rely on the Colorado River, the river no longer meets it Delta. Communities and ecosystems south of the U.S./Mexico border no longer have the water needed to thrive. Hunter is resolute in its commitment to helping restore the Colorado River Delta, and has partnered with Raise the River, Change the Course, The Sonoran Institute, and Protect the Flows in this effort.
Right now, when you donate to Raise the River you double the impact of your giving, through this important match by Hunter. These contributions will help plant native cottonwood and willow tree saplings as well as provide critical support for scientific data collection, youth education programs and ongoing restoration efforts in the Colorado River Delta.
Later this week, we’ll be announcing our Colorado River Memorable Moments photo and video sharing contests. This is a way for you to contribute to our project by helping to spread the message of the importance of water conservation and the restoration of the Colorado River Delta. When you participate, you’ll have the opportunity to win a special experience in the Colorado River Delta…stay tuned for details!
We’ve come a long way with your help. Last year, the Colorado River reconnected with the ocean for the first time in 60 years. We’ve also planted more than 160,000 cottonwood and willow trees on 654 acres of restoration sites. These trees provide critical food and shelter for birds migrating along the Pacific flyway – and have attracted birds not seen in the Delta in 50 years, like the yellow-billed cuckoo. Beyond these environmental gains, the real results are much richer – the residents have their river back again, and with it comes pride, new forms of economic opportunity, and community.
To join us and add your donation, please visit https://rally.org/raisetheriver, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to follow our progress.
About Hunter Industries: Hunter Industries is committed to helping restore the Colorado River and its Delta, through water conservation, direct efforts and stewardship. Hunter’s efforts for conservation extend far beyond their product lines of innovative solutions that save water and energy. The practice of minimizing resource use is alive in every aspect of their business to ensure a promising future.