Stewardship


“Adventure, like life, has consequences.  What we do, what we consume, and where we go have an impact.  As tourism continues to explode on our small planet …it’s never been more crucial to get to that place where good, clean and fun intersect”.  Outside Magazine

Safeguarding natural and cultural resources is tourism’s future. Providing for conservation and education and inviting community participation is a powerful tool for sustainability.

River Dancers proudly supports the following Organizations

Leave No Trace Logo

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.

  • LNT is committed to the enjoyment, health and protection of recreational resources on natural lands for all people.
  • LNT believes that education is the best means to protect natural lands from recreational impacts while helping maintain access for recreation and enjoyment;
  • LNT is founded on outdoor ethics whereby a sense of stewardship is gained through understanding and connecting with the natural world.

Friends of the River Logo

Friends of the River was founded in 1973 during the struggle to save the Stanislaus River from New Melones Dam. Following that campaign, the organization grew to become California’s statewide river conservation group. Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving and restoring California’s rivers, streams, and their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management.

The organization accomplishes its mission by providing public education, citizen activist training and organizing, and expert advocacy to influence public policy decisions on land, water, and energy management issues.


American Whitewater Logo

American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.

The mission of American Whitewater is to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.


American Rivers Logo

American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.

Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions.


River Exchange Logo

The Upper Sacramento River Exchange is a non-profit organization located in Dunsmuir, California that promotes healthy watersheds in Siskiyou County through stewardship, restoration, education, and community involvement.

It all began as a project of the City of Dunsmuir in 1996, created in the aftermath of the disastrous Cantara Loop railroad spill that destroyed all plant and animal life along a thirty-six mile stretch of the Upper Sacramento. Since that time the River Exchange has grown into an independent and self-sustaining organization. Along the way, it has taught thousands of schoolchildren about the importance of rivers, and how to be good stewards of their watersheds.

The River Exchange’s  members live throughout California and in other parts of the country. They share the common desire to see the spectacular rivers and watersheds of far northern California remain healthy and productive, and to be sustained for future generations to enjoy.


Sierra Club Logo

The Sierra Club’s members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, they work together to protect their communities and the planet. The Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

The Sierra Club‘s Mission Statement:

  • Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.
  • Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources.
  • Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
  • Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

The Stewardship Fund of Far Northern California was created to take care of the natural, cultural and rural environments throughout Siskiyou County. It provides residents, businesses and visitors positive opportunities to give something back to or invest in the area they live, profit from, visit and enjoy. The Fund seeks to develop and maintain a more sustainable and rural economy through its grant giving and public awareness efforts. The fund provides Stewardship education for businesses.

River Dancers is a founding and of the Far Northern California Stewardship Fund as well as a 2004 grant recipient.  The Fund is sponsored by the Jefferson Economic Development Institute (JEDI) which is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering people and communities to create prosperity.


Ecology Center Logo

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the outstanding natural environment and cultural values of Mount Shasta, one of the sacred mountains of the world, and of its surrounding bioregion, recognizing this region is of great importance locally, nationally and internationally in providing pure waters to the Sacramento Valley, rich biodiversity, numerous pristine natural sanctuaries, and sacred areas of high significance to Native American cultures near and far.


Friends of the Trinity River‘s mission is to restore and to protect the Trinity River and its tributaries, and to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of its entire ecosystem.


Siskiyou Land Trust Logo

The Sisikiyou Land Trust is a community based non-profit organization that strives to protect open space, ranch and farmlands, forest and wetlands, natural resources, scenic viewsheds and wildlife habitat in beautiful Siskiyou County.


Save the Rain Logo

Every 15 seconds, a child dies from lack of clean water. Save the Rain teaches water starved communities to use the rain as a sustainable water supply to stop these needless deaths.

Save the Rain is an independent  non profit and not affiliated with any other organization. We are a simply a group of committed people who decided that the present water conditions in the world are unacceptable ~so we came together to change it.


Greenpeace Logo

Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peacefull direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.


1% of River Dancers’ annual sales go to educational and conservation stewardship programs

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