BEND, Ore. – April 29, 2019 – Alpacka Raft, the industry-leading packrafting company headquartered in Mancos, Colorado, is proud to join The Conservation Alliance as a new member supporting the organization’s mission to protect and restore North America’s last wild spaces.
Alpacka Raft joins a group of more than 235 like-minded companies to support the grassroots conservation community working to protect the wild places that benefit outdoor recreation. With the support of its members, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $22 million dollars since the organization was founded in 1989.
“We are passionate about advocating for the protection of intact, and undeveloped wilderness landscapes,” said Sarah Tingey, co-owner and operations director of Alpacka Raft. “Becoming a member of The Conservation Alliance is a great way for us to amplify the impact we’re able to have as a small company, and connect with other like-minded business leaders who share our similar values.”
While Alpacka Raft is involved in numerous clean water, and public land initiatives, the company’s primary advocacy work focuses around protection efforts for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Alpacka Raft recently launched a limited edition color pattern for 2019 – Arctic Sky – and a portion of proceeds support efforts and organizations actively working to protect the Refuge.
“We are excited to have Alpacka Raft join our community of passionate, conservation-minded companies,” said John Sterling, Executive Director of The Conservation Alliance. “Alpacka Raft joins us and the rest of our members in a collective commitment to fund local grassroots conservation projects. We know that with Alpacka Raft’s footprint in the outdoor industry and passion for the outdoors, they have a lot to offer The Conservation Alliance.”
About The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation. Since its inception in 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $22 million, helped to protect more than 51 million acres of wildlands; protect 3,107 miles of rivers; stop or remove 34 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 14 climbing areas. For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see www.conservationalliance.com.
About Alpacka Raft
Alpacka Raft was founded in 2000 by son/daughter combo Thor Tingey and Sheri Tingey after Thor traversed 700-miles over the Arctic Refuge and Brooks Range in Alaska. Both Thor and Sheri are still involved in the company today – Thor as CEO, and Sheri as Lead Designer. All Alpacka Rafts are hand-built by a skilled group of craftsmen and women in their facility nestled against the base of the La Plata Mountains in Southwest Colorado. For more information, please visit www.alpackaraft.com. #ThisIsPackrafting
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