Do rafting companies do anything to protect the water they raft in?



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    Yes. The environmental impacts of rafting, being somewhat indirect, are not well understood, though it is obvious that rafting has opened up large amounts of previously inaccessible wilderness to human intrusion and this clearly has an effect on the ecosystems surrounding rivers. Rafting companies are subject to a number of safety and environmental regulations to minimize their impact. In West Virginia, everyone who goes on a rafting trip pays a special tax which is used to fund ongoing research into mitigating the effects of rafting. Many rafting companies also participate in river clean-up operations, and their customers are usually enthusiastic about taking action to protect the rivers that provide their recreation. In general the rafting business seems to be pretty green, which is not surprising, considering observing the environment is one of the main draws of river rafting.

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