Voluntary tax check-off program supports river restoration | SummitDaily.com

Voluntary tax check-off program supports river restoration

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Colorado taxpayers have the opportunity to lend a hand to the state’s rivers when they fill out their state income tax forms. The Colorado Healthy Rivers Fund, a voluntary income tax check-off program, supports community nonprofits around the state that work to protect and improve fish habitat, water quality and recreational opportunities in Colorado. Since the program’s inception in 2003, more than 86,000 Colorado citizens have contributed $631,840 to support 50 local projects.

Every year, organizations across the state utilize the Healthy Rivers Fund for projects like stream-bank stabilization, erosion control, storm-water management, fire rehabilitation, E. coli assessment, algae monitoring, watershed assessment, stream-flow surveys, education, abandoned-mine reclamation, and wetland remediation due to acid mine drainage.

How to donate: When filling out your 2009 Colorado state income tax form, simply enter the amount you wish to donate to the Healthy Rivers Fund on Line 34 in the “Check-Off for Colorado” section. For more information, visit http://www.coloradowater.org.

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