SANCTUARY FOREST's Fundraiser:

Mattole Flow Program

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Winter is here, and we are getting ready to fill water storage tanks in preparation for next summer's dry season. It's time to think ahead!

via Crowdrise 3 years ago

THE STORY:

Sanctuary Forest created the Mattole Flow Program to address the critical issue of low summer stream flows in the Mattole River, located in northwestern California. Over the last ten years we have seen the lowest streamflow measurements ever recorded in 60 years. This persistent pattern of summertime low flows is a serious concern for residents who rely on the river for their water supply, and for the three native species of salmonids—coho, Chinook and steelhead—that depend on the Mattole headwaters for critical habitat to survive the hot, dry summers. For most summers throughout the past decade, the headwaters refuge became a grave for hundreds or even thousands of juvenile salmon as the river dried up.

When we saw that reduced streamflow was resulting in deadly conditions for salmon, we started outreaching to landowners about the importance of increasing water storage during the winter and refraining from pumping water during the summer. The Program provides participating landowners with water storage tanks to enable them to do exactly that. Educational outreach has included community meetings; brochures and fact sheets; radio shows; events; streamflow updates via a hand-painted sign, public service announcements, website and facebook postings; and public hikes to tour the river and the efforts of our partners. Additionally, our work has attracted state and federal agencies that use the Program as a model for other watersheds. We have presented our findings at national conferences, and work with a variety of community members, scientists, nonprofits and agencies to continue defining what we can all do to protect rivers everywhere.

Education is costly, though, and has become increasingly hard to fund through grants. We need your help to continue informing our community about the dangerous effects of low streamflow and the significance of conserving water, as well as providing this information to concerned people around the country. Our mission to restore the Mattole is an acknowledgement of our partnership with the river: we must protect what the river needs so that we can continue to depend on the river for what we need. Donate now and become our partner with the river, and help keep human and fish populations everywhere strong and healthy.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,644

MONEY RAISED
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  • CLF

    $100

  • Doug Offenhartz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Laurel Radloff

    $100

  • Jeremy Wallace

    $100

  • Ira Hird

    $100

  • Matt Morrow

    $100

  • Linda Brooks

    $100

  • CLF- Matching Grant

    $500

  • Camille Covington

    $19

  • Carrie Levy

    $100

  • Janice Parakilas

    $200

  • Marisa Formosa

    $150

  • Jen DaParma

    $100

  • Genevieve McKee

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Matching Grant

    $1,000

  • Ed Norton

    $75

  • Tim Payer

    $100

  • Stuart Moskowitz

    $50

  • Matching Grant

    $100

  • Charles Powell

    $100

  • Emily Mazzone-...

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Jen DaParma

    $50

  • Barrie Kerper

    $20

  • Phyllis L. DaParma

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Offline Donations

    $1,500

  • Matching Grant

    $2,500

  • John Angus

    $166

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173% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,644 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

SANCTUARY FOREST

Amount Raised:

$8,624

 

172% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kevin mckernan

Amount Raised:

$20

 

100% Raised of $20 Goal

Donor Comments

Janice Parakilas

Janice Parakilas

DONATION: $200

Go Team! 4 years ago

Carrie Levy

Carrie Levy

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Camille Covington

Camille Covington

DONATION: $19

4 years ago

CLF- Matching Grant

CLF- Matching Grant

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Linda Brooks

Linda Brooks

DONATION: $100

4 years ago