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Year-End Giving: How you can help make a difference in 2014
Now is the time to stand up for river rights!
With revolutionary resources for the public that were released this year, NOR is just getting started with the campaign to educate people nationwide about public rights on rivers. You can help public rights on rivers (for various types of recreation including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, rafting, duck hunting, hiking, swimming, etc.) be acknowledged and protected, now and for future generations. The Winter Appeal discusses NOR’s plans for public impact in 2014, and how you can give to specific causes with your year-end donations.
Why give to NOR?
Since the 1970’s, various strategies for restoring river rights have arisen. However, a common mistaken strategy is to litigate for new law or confirmation of river rights (particularly for just one user group). This is misguided because there is plenty of existing law confirming the public’s rights to boat, fish, and walk along the banks of navigable rivers, and even small rivers used for canoeing and kayaking are navigable under federal law. NOR needs your help to spread the word about existing laws, so that river rights don’t continue to get reduced, and so the present confusing and chaotic mess can be solved.
The specific causes you can give to include:
1. Sending an information packet (including the book, handout, and poster) to a government agency of your choice
2. Finalizing a handout on public rights in your state
3. The making of "Public Rights on Rivers" --the movie
For more details, please read the Winter Appeal.
Protect and restore public rights on rivers you love. Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation to the National Organization for Rivers. Thank you for supporting the cause, so that rivers will be “forever free.”
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Your gift keeps on giving because you, your friends, and future generations will be able to freely enjoy the beauty of rivers. Learn how you can help rivers in your area:
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