Check out what our team accomplished in 2018! In order to help us keep up the good work,
make a donation of any size today!
Truckee Source to Sea School – 2018 was our second and final year on the Truckee River and our team of student ambassadors worked in the classroom and on the river to bring watershed education to over 1,230 students. Plus they got to run some wicked fun whitewater along the way! Read more about the Truckee Source To Sea School in this blog post. For 2019, Source To Sea School will be on the East Coast in coastal New Hampshire on the Lamprey River. Get excited! We are! More on that in the near future.
Source-to-Sea Grants Kickoff – in our inaugural year of grants, we supported Still River Silent Jungle, an expedition and film project raising awareness about a threatened river in Bolivia. Hayley Stuart and her team are making great strides generating positive change for rivers. Do you have a Source-to-Sea planned for 2019? If so, check out our grant program to see how we can help support your adventure!
Snacktime Science Online NOW – Checkout our bite-sized videos, bringing fun and education to homes and classrooms everywhere. We’ve started with two videos and have more planned and ready to film. Help us expand our digital library! Watch the two new videos here.
Coastal Cleanup – We love partnering with the Watershed Project, and this year we hauled hundreds of pounds of trash out of the San Francisco Bay at Point Richmond. Join us for our next cleanup in January along the Oakland estuary and help us cleanup East Bay Parks!
Gorge Downwind Champs – if you were one of the lucky 750 paddlers at this year’s Gorge Downwind Champs, you know what an amazing week and race this is. Thank you to Carter Johnson and the “Champs” for making RFC the beneficiary, and we hope to see you in 2019 for another great event! If you want to get involved, join Rivers for Change in Hood River in 2019 and volunteer with us to support the Downwind Champs. Let’s make it the biggest year yet!
We know there are many worthwhile causes asking for your support right now, this year more than ever.
We hope you will join us in whatever way you can, big or small.
There are so many ways you can support our mission of watershed stewardship.
Give a matching donation!
100% of your contribution goes to Rivers for Change programs.
See what we can do with any level of donation
$5000 = Source-to-Sea School for one watershed
$1000 = Produce one Snacktime Science educational video
$500 = Support a Grant Ambassador
$400 = Support a Student Ambassador
$100 = Sponsor a classroom presentation
$50 = 2 hours of watershed education curriculum development
$20 = One beach or river cleanup
$10 = Our everlasting love and gratitude
Volunteer your time!
Come out to one of our cleanup events. The next one is in January at the Tidewater Boating Center in Oakland, CA.
No boat or gear needed as there’s always room on SUPzilla.
Volunteer at the Gorge Downwind Champs and meet paddlers from around the world.
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Seriously, every penny helps!
Come to an event!
Watch for special events throughout the year and come paddle with your favorite Rivers for Change crew.
Get started with a February moonlight paddle, sponsored by Mike’s Paddle in Alameda (more info soon) or the Cleanup in Oakland, CA.
Join Rivers for Change!
We’re always on the lookout for special people who can join us as advisors, board members, Source-to-Sea volunteers, or any type of volunteer in support of our education programs. Contact John to learn more.
Rivers for Change is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of Volunteer Board Members, which means that all of your donations go directly to programing. We would be honored if you would make an end of the year tax deductible gift to Rivers for Change (EIN #37-1654861).
In gratitude for your support,
Danielle, John, Janet, Matt, and the RFC Team