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Black River Action Team
September 4, 2010

We are a group of small communities. As a whole we care about all aspects of the life in Vermont. The rivers provide some of the most important visual and recreational lifelines that connect us all. From snow covered rocks and bridges to the cool refreshing waterfalls of summer to the kayaking and fishing to the actual water source our rivers are a mainstay of the Vermont land scape and our futures. When we can pull together even in the smallest way to keep the health of the rivers going. It is a personal shot in the arm and makes the rivers even more personal. I have been proud to help Kelly and her amazing efforts even if it has been minimal. I usually volunteer with corporate type fund raisers put on by professional folks with thousands of participants. To compare the love and emotion that goes into the events Kelly Stetter puts together for the rivers well, I just can't. When all the hoopla of the big events are over, it is the river I go home to and relax. I think of Kelly.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the change in how the community views the rivers.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them lots of money to make more happen around the state.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

making changes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fantastic folks out to make a small change in a big way.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get rid of a whole lot of waste still in the rivers from old factories.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing could have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Being too small and not enough money to really get big jobs done.

One thing I'd also say is that...

As a grassroots group, it has grown and keeps growing one shopping cart at a time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Manned booths during cleanups and info booths at events.