Greenfield, MA — The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC), formerly Connecticut River Watershed Council, is literally going all in for our rivers for Valley Gives Day on May 2. During select hours on Valley Gives Day CRC executive director Andrew Fisk will jump in the Connecticut River for every donation made to CRC. All you have to do to get Andy really wet is visit ctriver.org/ValleyGives and click the ‘Donate Now’ button during select hours.
From 10-11am, Fisk will jump in the Connecticut River at Barton Cove in Gill, MA (Franklin County). From 12-1pm, he will be jumping in the river at Sportsman’s Marina in Hadley, MA (Hampshire County). Finally, from 6-7pm, he will be jumping in the river at Holyoke Rows, in Holyoke, MA (Hampden County). Want to watch Andy get wet? CRC will be broadcasting LIVE on Facebook during the dunk hours at www.facebook.com/connecticutriver/.
The Connecticut River Conservancy, founded in 1952, is headquartered in Greenfield, MA. This year they celebrate 65 years of serving as the leading nonprofit advocate for the entire Connecticut River and its watershed, which includes tributary rivers and streams throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. They also relaunched the organization with a new name, logo, and renewed energy and focus on their mission of protecting and advocating for our rivers and working toward a vision for our rivers that we all share: Clean water. Healthy habitat. Thriving communities.
“Our rivers are a public resource – they literally belong to all of us, and we are all entrusted with their care,” notes Fisk. “But they won’t stay clean and full of life simply because we want them to. It will take all of us working together to preserve and protect them. If you care about the future of our rivers, we invite you to join us. Your rivers need you now more than ever.”
To learn more about the Connecticut River Conservancy or to make a contribution to help protect your rivers, visit ctriver.org/valleygives or call 413-772-2020.