My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Rainbow River Conservation Inc, Dunnellon, FL, USA
RRC's active members support educational measures and advocate protection and restoration of the river system ecology, and its importance as a recreational resource and nursery for fish, ducks and other wildlife, but the organization does more than just preach. It sponsors an annual river trash cleanup and duck nest box program and has helped obtain and administer grants to purchase and develop Dunnellon's Blue Run Park and a River Restoration Action Plan. Its studies and efforts and the rules it helped bring into being are helping maintain water quality that is the key to continued public enjoyment of the river while mitigating the impacts of heavy recreational use. RRC has worked with the city, water management district and state DEP on measures to enhance the ecosystem. It is questioning the effects of groundwater pumping on declining spring flows, and has joined a coalition of organizations and individuals named "Save Our Springs -- Nature's Original Wealth" (SOS NOW), working for changes in state environmental policy linking degradation of waters to decisions on minimum flow levels. Despite its efforts to work with all levels of government, RRC has entered into litigation to overturn what it sees as an unsound development plan for riverfront property approved by the city of Dunnellon.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
be stumped, for it is already functioning very efficiently in the face of all the usual hurdles.
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