LONG STORY SHORT: MARLEY LOVES TO GO FISHING AND THIS GROUP HELPS RAISE MONEY TO PRESERVE AND REBUILD FISHING HABITAT FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
I will be doing one of the fundraising flyathon races this year which puts the money raised directly back into improving fish and wildlife habitat. This weekend we will be using funds from previous races to rebuild a stretch of river along Jim Creek in southern Colorado. This would not be possible without the help of donations.
Founded in 2016, Running rivers is an all-volunteer, colorado-based 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is: To facilitate the connection of people with healthy freshwater ecosystems through novel recreational events, educational activities and on-the-ground projects As Colorado’s population rapidly grows, we are at risk of loving our incredible wild places to death. At running rivers, we believe that it is no longer sufficient to be outdoor enthusiasts. instead, we must become outdoor advocates if we want our public lands, public waters, and native fish to persist and thrive...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYATHLON Our flagship program, the Flyathlon pairs trail running, fly fishing, and craft beer in unique events that raise money for the wild places that they take place in. Over the last 4 years, our flyathletes have raised more than $100,000 for on-the-ground projects.
Jim Creek Riparian Restoration Project Jim Creek is home to an important conservation population of Rio Grande Cutthroat trout. Over the past several decades, Jim Creek has been severely overgrazed by cattle, resulting in erosion of its banks. In a partnership with Trout Unlimited, volunteers will plant riparian willows and sedges in an effort to stabilize Jim Creek’s banks. Native Trout Small Grants Program In 2018, Running Rivers significantly increased funding available through the Western Native Trout Initiative’s Small Grants Program for projects benefitting native trout in Colorado. Projects funded in the past through this program include a trailhead sign initiative to educate hikers about the importance of the Rio Grande cutthroat trout.