Protecting healthy rivers and open spaces in our community is good business. It is an investment in the future of our economy and community. We are fortunate to live in an area where the natural beauty attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Did you know that according to the Colorado State Demography Office, our county is set to double in size in the next 35 years? Now is the time to think about conserving what we have! Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Coalition (formerly Eagle River Watershed Council) ask you to join us in protecting the resources of our community, so that future generations may enjoy all of our natural wonders.

Eagle Valley Land Trust and Eagle River Coalition together are Eagle County’s only nonprofits exclusively focused on conserving and protecting rivers and open spaces for the benefit of the community. Together, we have launched the Land & Rivers Fund. We help local businesses to establish and promote the program to their customers and clients who voluntarily participate by making a donation with their purchase. Customers and clients have the opportunity to opt-out of the program. The donation is clearly outlined on the sales receipts.

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.

Why Should I Participate?

  • Support the natural beauty of the Eagle River Valley.
  • Maintaining the beauty and health of our lands and rivers protects our local economy.
  • 100% is reinvested locally.
  • Encourage collaboration between nonprofits.
  • It is easy to implement.
  • This is an opportunity to showcase your business as a supporter of healthy land and rivers.
  • Free signage, promotions and benefits that display your support of land and water.
  • No cost to businesses!

Benefits to Participating Businesses

  • A social media post announcing your business as a new supporter of the Land & Rivers Fund and an annual recognition post via social media.
  • Listing and web link as a participating business on the Land & Rivers web pages on both organizations’ websites.
  • A Land & Rivers Fund thank you ad, listing each participating business, printed in local papers at least one time per year.
  • Highlighted articles in newsletters about participating businesses.
  • Special invitations to Eagle River Coalition and Eagle Valley Land Trust events.