One Percent For Rivers
1% For Rivers is a coalition marketing program that connects businesses and consumers with a shared interest in protecting West Virginia’s rivers. Participating businesses donate one percent of their sales to West Virginia Trout Unlimited in exchange for a variety of co-marketing opportunities under the 1% For Rivers brand. Research shows that this type of philanthropy is often enough to influence consumer purchase behavior in favor of participating businesses. This program was originally developed by our sister organization Colorado Council of Trout Unlimited and they have helped to grow businesses such as the Upslope Brewing Company through this exciting program. There are other examples such as Bayern Brewery's partnership with Montana Trout Unlimited that have tested this model and found it to be a win/win for everyone involved.
We are open to discussing partnerships with breweries, wineries, artists, outfitters, guide services, inn-keepers, restaurants or any business that has an interest in cold, clean, fishable water for generations to come.
We are interested in hearing your story about how your business can embrace this brand to grow your business while helping to Conserve, Protect and Restore West Virginia's headwater streams. Contact the Council Chair by clicking here.
Consider a charitable gift for the resource that you've grown to love
We are passionate about the mission of conservation for our West Virginia Trout. So much so, that we are made up almost entirely of unpaid volunteers who spend our weekends and free time working for the resource, not just taking from the resource. Volunteers are what makes this organization great, but money is the oxygen that we have to breath to make things actually happen. Without funding, we are just a group of guys who sit around and tell fishing tales.
In the meantime, consider a quick and easy gift to WVTU as a way of giving back to the trout that you've come to love. All donations will be used to grow the mission of TU in WV, not elsewhere. You can use a credit or debit card and make a difference for trout RIGHT NOW...just click the button below!