American Rivers statement on the passing of philanthropist Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr.
March 19, 2021
Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145
American Rivers President and CEO Tom Kiernan released the following statement on the passing of philanthropist Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr.:
“Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. had a transformational impact on rivers in California and nationwide. His support, and the support of the Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation, restored river health with far-reaching benefits for people and nature. His generosity strengthened partnerships to protect and restore rivers and helped ensure American Rivers is a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family. His legacy endures in California’s healthy, free-flowing rivers.”