The Orvis Company
Orvis has been a long time supporter of American Rivers’ work in a variety of important ways. Since 2009, Orvis has been integral in the success of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report.
In addition to sponsoring America’s Most Endangered Rivers, The Orvis Company asked anglers to vote from April 17-May 20, 2013 on the rivers to determine the 2013 Angler’s Choice. The river voted on as the Angler’s Choice will receive $5,000 to address threats.
In 2009 Orvis awarded their first Orvis Conservation Grant to American Rivers in which their support has subsequently amounted to nearly $250,000. Through the Orvis Conservation Grants they have engaged in on-the-ground conservation projects such as levee removal and flood plain restoration on Deer Creek, an important tributary of the Sacramento River. Restoration of Deer Creek will improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as restore native vegetation to the area. Orvis has also been a supporter of other conservation projects on the Yellow Breeches Creek in Pennsylvania and the Yuba River in California.
We are proud to work with a company so dedicated to protecting our nation’s rivers!