As you anticipate your upcoming river adventure, know that you will be visiting some of the most spectacular river canyons in the world! You will be floating a river (or section of a river) that flows free and has not been dammed, thanks to the wisdom and dedication of those who came before us. To be sure these rivers remain healthy and flowing free, we provide you with an easy opportunity to support the same river conservation organizations we support.
On your invoice, you will find an optional donation of $2/day for multiday trips and $1/day for single day trips. We hope you will join us to support the important work these organizations do!
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Sharing public lands and wild landscapes are at the very heart of what we do at ROW Adventures. The rivers we run are treasured resources and the places we visit have universally benefited from the dedicated, hard work of conservationists, environmental activists, and those who simply care that the unique and outstanding qualities of these areas remain intact. As a business and as individuals, we remain eternally grateful to all those who have endeavored to preserve the rivers, mountains, and wildlands of the American West as well as rivers around the world.
If you read through our Mission and Values (and we encourage you to do so), you’ll find that “Conservation and Giving Back” isn’t just something we aspire towards, but one of the principles that guide our business decisions and inform how we run river trips. We take pride in enacting this value throughout our organization; by educating our staff and guests about pertinent conservation issues, by keeping informed of threats to the ecosystems and river corridors we visit, and by actively supporting conservation organizations whose missions we believe in.
Towards this last goal, we dedicate significant resources including time, monetary and in-kind donations (you can read more on our Sustainable Travel Ethics page). Another key component is your participation via a “pass-through” donation. All of our guests are asked to donate a small, fixed amount for each day they are on the river. We suggest a $1.00 donation per person on all of our single-day trips and $2.00 per person for trips lasting two days or longer. While you always have the option to withhold this donation, we believe that the carefully-chosen organizations we help fund provide a critical service and are worthy of monetary support (yours and ours).
If you are curious about the various organizations these donations support (and the work they do), we encourage you to explore their web pages (linked below). We have intentionally included a variety of non-profits and advocacy groups that work in different areas and across geographic scales. Some (such as Rogue Riverkeeper) are focused on a particular river or protected landscape. Others (like Save our Wild Salmon and American Rivers) direct their efforts towards issues of regional and national significance. All do work that is important, meaningful, and imperative for the continued protection of our most treasured natural resources.
If you have any questions about this program or wish to have the daily donation removed from or reduced on your final invoice, we encourage you to reach out to your Adventure Consultant.
Thank you for your support and interest.