The 19th annual Auction for the Rivers is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Idaho Rivers United, a 20-year-old organization committed to protecting and restoring Idaho rivers. Featuring a silent auction with a wide range of prizes, including a Sabertooth raft from AIRE; a week's stay in Akumal, Mexico; and a Sun Valley ski trip, just to name a few, the event serves IRU's mission of protecting the ecological integrity of Idaho rivers through citizen involvement. Beer will be provided by Sockeye Brewery, along with a variety of wine and hors d'oeuvres from around Idaho. All proceeds benefit IRU, which in turn will attempt to protect our wild rivers, keep our drinking water clean, defend at-risk fish populations and minimize the impacts to Idaho rivers from dams. In addition to giving the public the opportunity to support the sustainability of Idaho waters, the Auction for the Rivers event also gives participants a chance to explore new areas of their own state and raft down the very rivers they're ponying up to protect.