The Headwaters Institute and its associated educators provide interpretive trainings and seminars for professional guides. These promote the understanding of the importance of healthy rivers and their watershed ecosystems. The collaboration of individuals in the educational process promotes learning from each other and the natural world. The Institute believes that informed individuals inspired by moving water will help protect, conserve and restore the vitality of rivers for the enjoyment of future generations.
The Mother Lode River Center supports the Headwaters Institute and its mission. We make every attempt to ensure our guides benefit from their seminars by encouraging and subsidizing their participation. For this reason our company has the highest percentage of participation by our guides of any company and our goal is to reach 100%. Over the years Mother Lode has provided a location for the seminars, our staff has regularly served as seminar coordinators, and Scott Underwood, our President has volunteered as an advisor.
We also encourage our participants at the Mother Lode River Center to support the Headwaters Institute through membership, participation in seminars and donation to the organization. Donations of any size are appreciated. The Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Visit their website to learn more about the Headwaters Institute.