Originally Posted by Treswright3
With out getting political, I feel that we presently have many threats to our public lands and water. I have decided it is definitely time to start to finically contribute to some river/wilderness Non-profits and I am wondering which ones people support and why. I sure most people on here and in the country as a whole do not believe in the selling of public lands and do not want to see access cut off or have our public lands used and polluted by corporations. Again, I do not want this to be a political discussion I just want to know who you support and why.
American Whitewater? American Rivers? Or any of the numerous other conservation groups?
I gave a $50 donation last year to the Sierra Club last year and now I get about $10 worth of useless junk mail a week that i have to throw away. I regret supporting them bc I know they spent that money on marketing and not action. Im not opposed to marketing for donations but this is ridiculous.
I use American whitewater's website all the time so I want to support them but I really want my money to go to a group that is going to make an impact on protecting the river I enjoy so much.
Thanks for your input.
Of course, American Whitewater is the number one paddler advocacy and whitewater river conservation group in North America.
I personally don't contribute to the Sierra Club, although I do appreciate their efforts. They tend to concentrate on getting urban individuals out in the wild and helping those who live in the city learn to appreciate nature.
My top choices for land conservation are The Wilderness Society and Conservation Lands Foundation. These two groups are responsible for organizing the national campaigns to protect the most valuable of our public lands.
There are other organizations by state and drainage that have major impacts on their specific areas, but it depends on what, if any projects and goals you want to support and what river you are most interested in.
From the fact that your profile says you live in Denver I would suggest checking out the Coalition for the Upper South Platte.