Protect Our Rivers Program
Protect Our Rivers (POR) is a coalition marketing program that connects businesses and consumers with a shared interest in protecting Colorado’s rivers. Participating businesses donate a portion of their sales to Colorado Trout Unlimited in exchange for a variety of co-marketing opportunities under the POR brand. Research shows that this type of philanthropy is often enough to influence consumer purchase behavior in favor of participating businesses.
The program was founded in 2011 with Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company leading the way. In honor of their upstream roots, they are donating one percent of the sales of their Craft Lager to protect watersheds statewide. Colorado water is a big reason this premium American lager is smooth and easy-drinking. Protecting snowmelt at its source is not only good for trout, it’s also good for Colorado beer.
RepYourWater sells apparel and gear with State symbols creatively designed into a fish graphic. They are donating one percent of the sales of their Colorado-designed apparel and gear to Colorado TU. REPRESENT the waters you love to fish by purchasing apparel and gear from RepYourWater!
If you know of a business that is interested in participating in the Protect Our Rivers program, please let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.