May 26, 2017 Newsletter

It is my honor to reach out to you today. Over 5 years ago I co-founded River for Change  with a vision to connect people, communities, and organizations to rivers through Source to Sea Adventure and educational outreach. I am proud to say that our upcoming Truckee River Project is the embodiment of that vision.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help support 10 Student Ambassadors, all between the ages of 10 and 14, on this upcoming Environmental & Educational Program. Starting next week they’ll join a Truckee River Source To Sea trip with a team of adults.

With this winter’s record-breaking snowpack in the mountains, their journey from the Sierra foothills of California, across Lake Tahoe and on to Pyramid Lake in Nevada will be challenging.  Along the route they’ll make stops to visit schools & interact with local communities.  This program has already visited over 750 school children in the Tahoe/Reno area educating students to change the way they look at water, to understand where it comes from, what it’s used for and why water conservation is so important.
As a volunteer run organization your support enables Rivers for Change to run a campaign of this magnitude.

If it wasn’t important we wouldn’t ask. I hope you will join me in supporting the work of Rivers for Change by donating towards our $20,000 fundraising goal (every little bit really does help 🙂 or you can register to join us on the water or on shore!

Thank you so much!  It’s hugely appreciated by me, the entire RFC board and the kids that you’re helping – Wyatt, Annsley, Laurel, Chloe, Beckley, Tobin, Harland, Quinn, Will & Alyssa.
Thank you!
Danielle Katz
RFC co-founder and Board President


Support: You can make a financial contribution in less than 60 seconds. Simply click on the link to our fundraising page and hit Give Now. Your support means the world. All proceeds go directly to Rivers for Change and are tax-deductible.
When: June 2-11th, 2017
Where: The Truckee River (from Source to (inland) Sea)-145 miles from South Lake Tahoe, CA to Pyramid Lake, NV.
About Guest Paddler Days: Guest paddlers pay a registration fee of $40 and are required to conduct individual fundraising of at least $100 (that’s only 10 friends giving $10!)
Event Details:
June 3rd: Lake Tahoe Reach: paddle in a 6 man Outrigger Canoe or Bring your own craft!
June 6th: Truckee Reach: If you’re an experienced Class IV kayaker you can join us on this reach.
June 7th: On land Fundraiser! Meet the team, learn about the Truckee River, and join us for a raffle at 50/50 Brewery with Pizza and Beer!
June 8th: Reno Reach: Join us in a raft or in your own craft.
June 9th: Nature Conservancy Reach: Join us in a raft or in your own craft. Great section for complete beginners and kids!
Registration: I highly recommend you register asap as there are limited spaces available.
If you can’t join us in person please consider supporting the Fundraiser by going to and clicking Give Now. It will only take a minute and even $10 makes a world of difference.

Recent Press


Read about 2 of our Student Ambassadors, Chloe and Annsley and why paddling, rivers and this trip are important to them!
Learn More About the Truckee River!
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Learn more about the Truckee and our River Stewardship Partners! These groups are doing amazing work on the Truckee River and we are very fortunate to be partnering with them on our Source to (Inland) Sea. Truckee River Watershed CouncilOne Truckee RiverPyramid Lake Pauite Tribe, Nevada Department of WildlifeUS Forest ServiceCalifornia Tahoe Conservancy, and the The Nature Conservancy

Thank you!!!

Partner Events
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Gorge Downwind Champs-SUP, Surfskis, Outriggers
July 17th-22nd, 2017  –  Hood River, OR
Rivers for Change is honored to be a beneficiary of this epic event! If you’ve yet to join in the fun, this is the year to do so and be sure to Register early-it will sell out!