This page highlights the work of some of the organizations the Agua Fund supports.
Colorado West Land Trust is a consolidation of the Mesa Land Trust and the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust. CWLT's mission is to protect and enhance agricultural land, wildlife habitat and scenic lands in western Colorado to benefit the community at large, enrich lives, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation, and ensure our connection to land for generations to come.+ www.cowestlandtrust.org
Trout Unlimited today is a national non-profit organization with 300,000 members and supporters dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.+ www.tu.org
WCC empowers people to protect and enhance their quality of life in Western Colorado. Members work on local foods and agriculture, public lands management, and the impacts of developing oil and gas and uranium resources.+ www.wccongress.org/wcc/
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 by a small group of concerned citizens fighting to protect the beauty of our region. Today it is one of Florida's largest and most respected environmental organizations with a mission to protect the region’s water, land and wildlife. This is accomplished through the synergistic efforts of environmental research, policy and advocacy, education and wildlife rehabilitation.
The Alleghany-Blue Ridge Alliance is a coalition of conservation organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting the environmental integrity of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge region, which encompasses the Central Appalachian Highlands area of Virginia and West Virginia.
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley works to ensure the Valley’s rural character, scenic beauty, clean water and vibrant communities are protected by providing accurate and timely information to community members and decision makers. Together, we can preserve what is important to community members and grow in ways that are sensitive to the extraordinary natural and cultural resources that distinguish our region.
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was established in 1972 to protect the rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty of Virginia’s Piedmont region. PEC helps localities make sound land-use decisions to create vibrant communities, promote sustainable agriculture, protect clean air and water, encourage energy efficiency, and preserve historic resources.
The Potomac Conservancy protects the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries. The Conservancy focuses on protecting water quality. Our tools include public policy and land protection and restoration focused in the headwaters region. The Conservancy also works to preserve the Potomac's landscapes and enhance river-based recreation opportunities.
Wild Virginia informs citizens about threats and opportunities for the George Washington National Forest. We organize the public to protect the forest and, thereby, drinking water, habitat for rare species and natural communities, and a place for citizens to enjoy one of the last large wild forests remaining in eastern North America.
Potomac Riverkeeper's mission is to restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and tributaries through enforcement and community engagement. The Shenandoah Riverkeeper patrols the water, educates the community, and advocates for a healthier river.
SVN works to maintain healthy rural landscapes and communities, protect and restore natural resources, and strengthen our region’s agricultural economy. We support local citizens’ groups from Frederick to Augusta County and promote good land use and transportation plans, compatible economic development, and effective land protection. SVN is a project of the Piedmont Environmental Council.
The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) combines the voices of citizens groups and organizations across Virginia to conserve our natural resources. VCN affiliate members include watershed groups, land trusts, sporting and birding clubs, garden clubs, rail and cycling organizations, clean energy advocates, and historic preservation groups. VCN reaches out through events including the Virginia Environmental Assembly and Conservation Lobby Day.+ www.vcnva.org
VAULT support Virginia’s diverse conservation community to magnify and amplify land conservation efforts and achieve widespread protection of the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and scenic resources, ensuring their long term benefits for all Virginians.
The Education Fund helps citizens and organizations concerned with conservation and Virginia's environment to more effectively participate in their government.
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) uses the power of the law to protect the environment and health of the Southeast. SELC shapes, implements, and enforces laws and policies that determine the quality of the air, water, and the landscapes and communities around us. (Photo by Lynda Richardson)
The Anacostia Watershed Society seeks to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Our goal is to make the Anacostia River swimmable and fishable.
Future Harvest’s mission is to advance agriculture that sustains farmers, communities, and the environment. We provide education, networking, advocacy, and research to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities.
Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative encourages partnerships between land trusts, watershed groups, local governments and others. Through a competitive grant program, they provide financial and capacity resources to accelerate good work already underway and prioritize new conservation and stewardship projects for water and land. On a bigger scale, we work to improve the regional context for this work — through policy, communications, science and more — so that land trusts have better tools to do more for clean water. The Initiative is a program of the Land Trust Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network