REI to Match All Donations to Save Climbing Areas

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 22:00
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OutdoorEd.com

Our climbing areas are being destroyed. We're at a critical juncture, right now, where we need to make big investments before we ruin these places and compromise what is so special about the climbing experience.

Right now, REI will match all membership donations to The Access Fund, up to $75,000, to help restore climbing areas across the country--making your gift go twice as far.

As more and more climbers visit our cliffs and boulders each year, approach trails are falling apart, trees and plants are dying, and our cliffs and boulders are surrounded by a minefield of human waste. In short, we are loving our climbing areas to death, and we'll soon face widespread closures and restricted access if we don't act now. Access Fund is digging in on these challenges, but we can't do it without your help.

Become an Access Fund member today, and REI will match your gift, dollar for dollar--doubling your contribution to restoring climbing areas across the country.

Without a concentrated effort now, there's a real chance that our most popular climbing areas will be damaged beyond repair. Our Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Teams are working with local climbing organizations across the country to restore our climbing areas, and we are making progress. But with limited resources, and a growing climbing community increasing impacts every day, we simply can't keep up.

By joining Access Fund right now, you will be providing 2x the amount of funds to help us restore climbing areas across the country--before it's too late to make a difference.

This is one of the greatest threats our community has ever faced. But with grit and common purpose, we can come together to save our climbing areas. And it starts with you.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019