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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Announcing 1% for Land and Rivers

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[Eagle County, CO, March 2018] Announcing the launch of 1% For Land and Rivers, a fund to protect Eagle County’s most important resources.


Did you know that Eagle County's population is projected to double in 35 years to over 100,000 people? Although we welcome these anticipated newcomers, many of us worry about the impacts to our natural resources. Now is the time to think about conserving what we have.


Eagle Valley Land Trust (EVLT) and Eagle River Watershed Council (ERWC) together are Eagle County’s only non-profits exclusively focused on conserving and protecting rivers and open spaces for the benefit of the community. Together, we have launched the 1% for Land & Rivers Fund. EVLT and ERWC help local businesses establish and promote the program to their customers & clients who voluntarily participate by making a 1% donation with their purchase.


Funds collected help promote and restore healthy rivers, clean water, conscientious development, preservation of open space, wildlife and fish habitat, agriculture, water rights, and economic diversity throughout the Valley. Once the program reaches $100,000 in annual revenue, a portion of the funds generated will be allocated to a grant program, which will be open to organizations and entities working on land and water conservation projects in Eagle County.


The 1% for Land and Rivers Founder's Circle will be comprised of the first ten business to implement the program thereby demonstrating their commitment to protecting our community's most important resources.


Special thanks to the first five businesses: Minturn Anglers, Sunrise Minturn Cafe, Colorado Meat Company, Alpine Quest Sports, and Bonfire Brewing.


The next five businesses to implement the program will complete the Founders Circle. To learn more about the program, visit www.landandrivers.org or email  info@landandrivers.org.

The Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Eagle River Watershed Council are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting Eagle County’s land and rivers. 

 

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To learn more about the program, visit www.landandrivers.org or email info@landandrivers.org.

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