Immerse 2022 Virtual Benefit – May 12, 2022 7 p.m. PDT
The Freshwater Trust (TFT) has never been in business to do projects on some parts of rivers. We exist to fix entire basins within our lifetimes and to fundamentally change how freshwater conservation and restoration is practiced — not just in the U.S. — but globally. With 70% of the American West in moderate to extreme drought year after year, fish returns at record lows, and nearly 60% of rivers and streams not meeting Clean Water Act standards, the need for systems change could not be more acute. Despite the grim realities of the moment, we believe entire ecosystems can achieve resilience again within our lifetimes.
At Immerse 2022, our second annual virtual event, we invite you to celebrate and support TFT’s unique approach that is catalyzing transformational change on the ground right now and will alter the trajectory of all restoration and conservation to come. You will learn about our analytics and how they are being deployed to efficiently and effectively address tangible water problems, such as runoff and groundwater depletion. You’ll be introduced to a few of our inspirational leaders. Importantly, you will play a role in ensuring we have plentiful and resilient freshwater systems now and for future generations.
Women on Water
The “Women on Water” (WOW) expeditions began in 2018 to provide women with rewarding experiences on multiday fishing and rafting trips on acclaimed Pacific Northwest rivers.
Fight for Fish Golf Tournament
Bandon Dunes is not your average golf resort. And Fight for Fish is not your average charity golf tournament. Played on critically acclaimed courses designed in the true spirit of Scotland’s ancient links, Fight for Fish provides an intimate setting with good golf and good people – all to support freshwater conservation. Fight for Fish is hosted each year by Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser and Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle.
Upstream Society Events
The Upstream Society honors donors who contribute $1,000 or more to The Freshwater Trust within one calendar year. Members belong to a distinctive community of generous and conservation-minded friends who share an understanding for the need to protect and restore freshwater. Throughout the year, The Freshwater Trust hosts a number of exclusive events and opportunities for this group.