Ways we fund raise!
As a Non-Profit CHEER is always on the lookout for all the assistance we can get! From our Annual Dinner, Grants, and out of pocket community donations CHEER is extremely grateful! Currently we are accepting donations for the purpose of continuing our programs, and projects as well as the new CHEER Legal Defense Fund! If you are interested in helping CHEER obtain legal council in its environmental litigation battles, please click the "Donate" button below!
The protest march to save our Steelhead!
California Department of Fish and Wildlife suspended "Rescue and Restoration" permits under the "4-D" rule for Steelhead Trout. This permit allows NPO's like CHEER to ensure the stability of Steelhead Trout populations. Steelhead Trout are a federally protected species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Steelhead act as our key indicator species to our water quality. The suspension of this permit and others will result in the loss of tens of thousands of Steelhead Trout in Statewide coastal streams. Erasing the years of hardwork that CHEER volunteers have put in to bring our Steelhead population into recovery. CHEER, it's volunteers, partners and many more will be joining forces to march to the State Capital to bring Statewide attention to this issue. Our goal is to simply find a solution that allows CHEER and other NGO's to continue the preservation and protection of our protected resources but at the same time maintaining the proper procedures mandated by Federal and State Law. Join the fight by donating, pledging, or by walking with us!
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
By clicking the "Donate" link below you will be taken to a page to contribute to the continuation and creation of CHEER Programs and Projects! From our Garbage Museum, Off-Channel Water Storage, Rail-Car Bridges to our Garbage Clean-ups etc. CHEER appreciates any help that goes towards the continuation of these programs! If you are currently looking to schedule a CHEER visit at an event or school near you please make sure to e-mail us at Herman@CheerCentral.Org!
Legal Defense fund
Currently PG&E is proposing to build a new substation in the Redwood Retreat Road area of Gilroy. The confluence of Little Arthur and Uvas Creeks is located here. Little Arthur is critical habitat for protected resources. Uvas Creek is the main sub-basin for Steelhead Trout in the Pajaro River watershed. The substation will have a negative impact on natural resources the scenic roadways, cultural lands of the Ahmah Mutsan Tribal band, fly way for the American Bald Eagle and the property values of land owners in the area. Let's not forget that Uvas Dam and Uvas Creek is the main water source for the South County!