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The Co-op CAUSE program allows you to donate easily at checkout to a community endeavor aligned with the Co-op’s Ends Policies. Together we can raise a substantial amount for these causes by focusing attention on a given project for several weeks.

As you check out, just ask the cashier to round up your total payment to the nearest dollar or more. The amount over and above the purchase total — 100 percent of it — will be donated to the designated project.Save





April CAUSE: Sierra Streams Institute

Sierra Streams Institute is a regional watershed science organization dedicated to increasing watershed stewardship capacity throughout the Sierra Nevada region and beyond. Their mission is to link water, science and people for the benefit of human and environmental health.

Sierra Streams Institute works with local, state and federal agencies as well as universities and community groups to find solutions to the problems that afflict Deer Creek, Bear River and other watersheds throughout the region that share the challenges resulting from a century and a half of gold mining, development, and agriculture. With an emphasis on rigorous science and consistent data collection, Sierra Streams Institute makes restoration decisions on behalf of watersheds.

Data collection is provided by Sierra Streams Institute through the coordination of citizen scientists who regularly monitor the ecological health of the Deer Creek and Bear River watersheds. Collecting data regularly over time at established monitoring sites in the watershed allows us to gauge changes, evaluate restoration efforts, and locate sources of problems.

For more information, visit or call (530) 477-7132.

2021 CAUSE applications are now available. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Some applicants not selected for the CAUSE program may be selected to receive funding through the Cooperative Community Fund.