"Save The Upper Colorado" T-shirt by Fishpond and Trout's Fly Fishing
Why is Saving the Upper Colorado important?
The Colorado River: our state’s namesake river, it provides water for a majority of our population, thousands of acres of irrigated farmland, and sustains a multi-million dollar fishing and recreation industry. It is also a home for wild trout and the angling heritage they sustain – from the Gold Medal waters of Kemp-Breeze to the classic State Bridge float. Yet this treasured river is also at risk – earlier this year American Rivers named it the nation’s “most endangered river.”
How does purchasing this shirt help support the Defend the Upper Colorado Coalition? For every shirt purchased Trouts and fishpond will donate $20 to help make a difference for the Colorado River by helping to:
(1) Sustain Colorado Trout Unlimited's efforts to bring science and public support to bear on federal permitting of new water projects that will further harm the river if they aren’t properly designed;
(2) Educate Colorado residents about the connection between our water use and the rivers we love, to help encourage a growing water conservation ethic; and
(3) Support on-the-ground efforts to lease water and improve habitat so that the Colorado and the fish that call it home have a fighting chance for their future.