Orvis Partners with Alabama Rivers Alliance for Opening of Huntsville Location


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Adam Hudson, Fishing Manager for the Orvis Huntsville Retail location, presents a check for $2,500 to Executive  Director Cindy Lowry of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. The Orvis Company, Inc. made this grant in recognition of the  Alabama River Alliance’s contribution to  area conservation.Huntsville, AL (January 14, 2015) – In celebration of the opening of its new Huntsville Retail Store at Bridge Street Town Centre, The Orvis Company, Inc. has made a $2,500 grant to the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Orvis Huntsville Regional Manager Tracy Zimmerman said, “We are proud to recognize this remarkable organization as a valuable conservation partner throughout the state of Alabama”.

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.

Executive Director Cindy Lowry said, “We are excited to receive this generous donation from the Orvis Huntsville store as their conservation partner.   This funding will provide resources for us to work with local river groups in the Tennessee River basin to protect and promote clean, healthy rivers for fishing, boating, and drinking.”

The Orvis Huntsville store celebrated its Grand Opening the weekend of December 5-7, with Alabama Rivers Alliance participating in the festivities. For more information on the organization, visit www.alabamarivers.org.

About The Orvis Company:
Founded in 1856, Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., including its Flagship store in Manchester, VT; and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide.  The oldest continuously operating catalog company in the country, Orvis is the premier outfitter of outdoor adventures.  A leading corporate steward for the environment, Orvis contributes 5% of its pre-tax profits to protect nature, support communities and advance canine health and well-being.  Learn more at www.orvis.com.

About the Alabama Rivers Alliance
The Alabama Rivers Alliance is the statewide organization working to defend and restore Alabama’s rivers by advocating for smart water policy, organizing at the grassroots level, and teaching citizens how they can protect their water in order to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.  Please visit www.alabamarivers.org for more information.