(L to R): Orion Hatch, Clairey Grubbs, Maggie Heumann, Jared Baecker Photo Credit: Clairey Grubbs

JACKSON, Wyo. — During May 2021, Orvis’ “Great Giveback Days” program offered patrons the opportunity to donate $10 to a local, designated non-profit organization and in return, the patron received an Orvis coupon valued at $10. This year, the Snake River Fund was selected as the beneficiary of the “Great Giveback Days” program through the Orvis Jackson Hole store. Within just four weeks, Orvis Jackson Hole and its patrons raised $2345.00 directed toward the Snake River Fund and their ongoing programs dedicated to sustainable public access to the upper Snake River watershed in Wyoming. Nationally, the Orvis “Great Giveback Days” raised over $172,000.00  in support of conservation.

SRF will use this donation to support public river access and sound stewardship on the Snake River. Jared Baecker, Snake River Fund Executive Director said, “Public access to the Snake River is our founding tenant. Whether it is early season plowing of boat ramps, multiyear planning effort for new and/or improved river access or supporting public land agencies, we are committed to providing sustainable access for generations to come.”

The Snake River headwaters and its prized native cutthroat trout fishery are an economic engine for Jackson Hole. Each year thousands of locals, visitors and guided clients enjoy the opportunity to access the river and ply the waters in search of native trout. Jackson Hole offers a wide variety of famed reaches of water, those waters are key to the success of Orvis Jackson Hole and the Snake River Fund.

Learn more about the local efforts of the Snake River Fund here and follow along at @snakeriverfund on Instagram as they explore and protect the local rivers and streams this summer.