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$10,000 Donation to Russian Riverkeeper

Environmental bottled water company adds to funding for Healdsburg organization to help protect local water quality

A nation-wide bottled water company, Keeper Springs Natural Spring Water, announced a $10,000 donation to Healdsburg's to help them continue their hard work fighting for clean water.

This substantial donation will help Russian Riverkeeper in their quest to repair and restore local waterways by supporting their continued conservation and protection of the River's mainstem, tributaries and watershed through public education, citizen action, scientific research and expert advocacy.

"We're thrilled with the support from Keeper Springs," said Don McEnhill, executive director of Russian Riverkeeper. "The donation will help support our efforts to keep the River healthy, including cleanup events that pick up trash such as plastic water bottles that were thoughtlessly throw in the river rather than recycled."

Among their efforts are the annual Russian Riverfest, a recent Rain Garden project at (see photos) and the upcoming , in partnership with the City of Healdsburg, set for Saturday, Oct. 22nd. )The Russian River Watershed Cleanup is run by another local organization.)

Another key goal of their mission is met by their stormwater quality sampling program that provides information to communities and resource agencies on the pollutant loads in stormwater runoff. More about their projects can be found here on their website.

Recognizing that bottled water is a fact of modern life, and necessary in many communities where safe drinking water is not available by tap, Keeper Springs founders Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Hoving and Chris Bartle, sought to create a bottle water for the purpose of restoring local waterways.

One hundred percent of Keeper Springs profits are donated to "Keepers" all over the country to help protect America’s waterways.

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