Stewards of the Confluence
This is an elite level of giving to Great Rivers Habitat Alliance whereby donors make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more to support our mission. Members of the Confluence are the impetus behind our mission and the conservation, fundraising and policy achievements of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. WHO ARE STEWARDS...
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This is an elite level of giving to Great Rivers Habitat Alliance whereby donors make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more to support our mission. Members of the Confluence are the impetus behind our mission and the conservation, fundraising and policy achievements of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance.
WHO ARE STEWARDS OF THE CONFLUENCE MEMBERS?
Stewards of the Confluence members are our most dedicated and influential supporters. This select group considers our mission paramount among their philanthropic priorities each year. They understand that a substantial, ongoing financial commitment is necessary for Great Rivers Habitat Alliance to reach their goal of protecting the Confluence. Stewards of the Confluence include GRHA board members, outdoor enthusiasts, duck clubs and citizens concerned with current floodplain development trends.
Steward of the Confluence: $10,000
With your support, GRHA will address the factors that continue to erode and threaten the historic natural resources of the Confluence.
The historic Confluence is a region of significant importance, is at risk, and must be protected for the benefit of all!
GRHA is the voice of hunters and landowners in the Confluence.
GRHA is committed to protecting public and private land in the Confluence for their best use: agriculture and wildlife. Despite the many benefits to wildlife and people, 90% of the Confluence floodplain wetlands have been altered or lost. Development and flooding continue to be the greatest threats to natural and agricultural habitats. To address, GRHA works with partners to restore wetlands and to protect their conservation, flood storage and habitat values in perpetuity by teaming up with farmers, duck clubs, and other land stewards to protect land and land-use practices important to wildlife, waterfowl and people. To protect clubs and private lands from development GRHA partners with Ducks Unlimited in securing donated conservation easements to protect private lands in perpetuity.
To address flooding, we are working with local leadership to tackle the issue of floodplain rise and the filling of the floodplain and look to partner on watershed projects upriver that increase the floodplain in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, providing more flood storage north of the Confluence. To help educate wetland managers and landowners GRHA holds a Wetland Habitat and Management workshop annually with noted experts in wetland and waterfowl ecology and management as instructors. And, to help improve and restore habitat acres in the Confluence GRHA partners with the Missouri Agricultural Wetland Initiative with DU, Missouri Department of Conservation, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.