Thank you to our Student Ambassadors, volunteers, and donors!
2017 was a big year for Rivers for Change. The contributions that volunteers and supporters have made over the year allowed Rivers for Change to develop a solid foundation upon which to build river-related programs and events that engage and enlighten our communities. With your help, we were able to reach over 720 studentswith school presentations, provide outdoor on-shore education to 125 students, and allow an in-depth opportunity for 10 student ambassadors to engage, paddle, learn, and teach their fellow students about the Truckee River Watershed.
It is a critical time to train the next generation of leaders and stewards and Rivers for Change is extremely proud to be able to help facilitate this opportunity. But we need your help to continue these programs and expand them!
We are a volunteer-run organization with extremely low overhead, so your year-end contributions go directly to programs that connect people to rivers to increase source to sea literacy.
Rivers for Change Advocacy and Outreach 2017 Highlights:
Truckee River Source to Sea
Presentations to 720 students in four schools Held an outdoor on-shore educational event for 125 students
10 student ambassadors participated in the Source to Sea paddle and are currently presenting their learnings to other students reaching over 700 students.
Students traveled 60 miles by water and 6 miles by bike from the Upper Truckee River to Pyramid Lake
Coastal Clean-Up Day 5th year participating in coordination with the Watershed Project in Richmond Ca. 300+ pounds of trash collected from sensitive wetlands River to Reel
Participated in our 5th River to Reel with SYRCL and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Source to Sea School
Developed curriculum for the program.
Completed initial outreach to elementary schools to plan programming.
Secured commitments from schools to trial the programming in 2018.
Snack Time Science-pilot Program of short science-based videos supporting science and watershed education.
Instilling an appreciation not just for the beauty of our rivers, but also for what it takes to keep them healthy is at the heart of the work that Rivers for Change does. Rivers for Change programs are designed to connect people to rivers in a meaningful way that transforms them into advocates for our rivers.
Please help us continue to connect people to rivers. Your donation will ensure that we have the resources needed to effectively deliver and expand these programs and develop new ones.
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