WRA donors are essential partners in tackling the impacts of climate change facing the West. Our community of longtime donors is instrumental in the hard-fought progress we’ve made over the years to protect this region we call home. Meet just a few of the people who have been dedicated and generous supporters of WRA’s mission for more than 10 years.
Dave Foss | Boulder, Colo.
13 years giving to WRA
WRA is a leading environmental advocacy group working to protect the Interior West’s land, air, and water. WRA’s staff comprises experts in their fields, their work is based on sound science and policy, and they work collaboratively with other stakeholders. WRA presents their positions based on facts, without inflammatory rhetoric, to effect positive changes in a meaningful way. Their focus and reach are effective on a local scale, but they also have the size and presence to be effective regionally. With global warming, mega-droughts, the associated increases in natural disasters, and added pressures on the natural environment, WRA’s work is more important than ever. I feel fortunate I am in a position to support WRA.
Anne and Bob Barry | Anacortes, Wash.
24 years giving to WRA
Our roots go deep. Just say, “Rio Grande, Canyon Lands, San Juan Mountains, Gunnison, Salmon, Desolation Canyon, Yellowstone, Bob Marshall, or Glacier Park” and you trigger a flood of fantastic memories for us. The Interior West is our home country! Today it is threatened as never before and
we are very fortunate to have WRA working to protect and preserve it. WRA brings a rare understanding of how to address an amazing range of issues and the ability to bring together the stakeholders to cooperate in finding solutions. For our money, supporting WRA’s work is the best investment anyone who loves this fantastic country can make.
Stuart Bluestone | Santa Fe, N.M.
25 years giving to WRA
To anyone just learning about WRA and considering donating to it, I would say, “Yes. Do it.” I have been a longtime supporter of WRA, going back to its earliest days, when it was first called the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies. I have consistently been impressed by the high quality of their work and the exceptional results they have achieved. I have known personally some of their outstanding staff and leaders, and I know WRA is first rate. I think anyone who cares about protecting our increasingly fragile environment, especially in the Western United States, should consider doing what they can to support WRA.