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About our river restoration services
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About our river restoration services
About our river restoration services
How Working for Rivers creates jobs for local community members
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Capacity building is an important part of the Working for Rivers mission. Our work is designed to:

We have researched and collected lists of funding sources we'd like to share. Our Funding Sources List contains over 150 private and federal grant making organizations, dedicated to supporting work in the fields of environment, education, and community development. If you don’t find an organization that is a good fit for your project in the spreadsheet, try a broader search with our list of Helpful Websites for finding funding. Additionally we have compiled funding sources specifically for private landowners wanting to do restoration and examples of successful grants we have helped write.

River Restoration Funding and Grant Resources

Funding Sources List
Helpful Funding Websites
Funding for Private Landowners

Examples of Successful GrantS

CIG National Grant Proposal
NPS Restoration Workforce Development Project


Working for Rivers has developed a Riparian Restoration Workshop Curriculum, geared toward young adults, college students, and youth conservation corps. The workshop is designed to increase participant’s capacity to perform ecological restoration work in riparian systems in the southwestern United States. Through our workshop, Working for Rivers aims to connect trainees (workshop participants) with state and federal agencies, private consulting firms, and non-profit organizations, creating a network of qualified workers and potential employers. Our restoration workshop brings together instructors with a wide range of experience and backgrounds, and is designed to be a replicable model for start-to-finish restoration projects.

River Restoration Workshop Components:
Workshop Summary
5-Day Workshop Agenda Template
Agenda Supplement: Workshop Topics
Workshop Recommended Reading
Workshop Vocabulary List
Workshop Code of Conduct


Searching for reference materials?
Russian Olive Biology, Control, and Impacts
Tamarisk Biology, Control, and Impacts
Woody Invasives Control, Revegetation, and Restoration in Riparian Areas

To learn more about the restoration of riparian lands in the southwest, we recommend visiting the websites of some of the leaders in this field:

Tamarisk Coalition

Fred Phillips Consulting, LLC


Grand Canyon Trust

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