Tamarack has partnered with the nonprofit Flannel River (flannelriver.org) to provide underserved populations an opportunity to learn how to raft and fly fish in our region’s beautiful rivers. Through Tamarack’s generous support, all gear needed to have a river experience is provided free of charge, including the use of a wheelchair-accessible raft, currently being constructed in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.
“Both organizations share a common mission of creating the next generation of stewards who will help preserve and protect our waterways,” said Joe Paatalo, founder of Flannel River. “We agree that our future depends on giving experiential opportunities to those who have, through no fault of their own, become disconnected from the natural world. The further removed we are from the natural world, the less healthy we seem to be.”
Flannel River’s mission is “nurturing, supporting and improving accessibility to nature, all whilst giving back and paying respect to our land and community in consciously minded ways.”
“Our long-term goal is the preservation, protection and promotion of public land and waterways,” said Paatalo. “Knowing that companies like Tamarack are willing to support nonprofits like Flannel River says a lot about their values.”