A new initiative launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is engaging anglers across the country in the effort to protect and restore rivers.
Healthy rivers and clean water are essential to healthy fish and good
fishing. The Anglers Fund supports American Rivers’ work to improve
river health and fishing by removing obsolete dams, improving operations
of existing dams, and safeguarding rivers with Wild and Scenic
designations. Members of The Anglers Fund contribute $1000 or more
“Anglers have a unique and powerful connection to rivers. Whether
casting to steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, cutthroat trout in the
Rockies, Atlantic salmon in Maine, stripers in the Chesapeake Bay, or
smallmouth bass in the Southeast, the beauty and magic of each fishing
experience begins with healthy rivers,” said Bob Irvin, president of
Recent successes for river and fish conservation spearheaded by
American Rivers include the removal of dams on Washington’s Elwha and
White Salmon rivers, Maine’s Penobscot River, and Maryland’s Patapsco
River, along with Wild and Scenic designations for 400 miles of the
Snake River and its tributaries surrounding Jackson, Wyoming.
Additional successes have come in the form of hundreds of dams removed
in the Northeast, hundreds of miles of improved fish habitat from
reformed dam operations in the Southeast, and over 100 miles of habitat
restored for steelhead and salmon in California.
Anglers Fund members receive a variety of benefits including
exclusive opportunities to join American Rivers conservation experts on
special fishing excursions, as well as briefings on fisheries
Donations can be made by phone, using a major credit card (call
American Rivers at 877-347-7550); by mail (send contribution to:
American Rivers Anglers Fund, 1101 14th Street NW, Suite 1400,
Washington DC, 20005); or securely online at www.AmericanRivers.org/AnglersFund.
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and
restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each
other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has
fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more
than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground
projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and
more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.
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