EAGEN, Minnesota, January 16, 2023— Rivers of Recovery (RoR) is pleased to announce that Mitch Butler was recently confirmed as the Chairman of RoR’s Board of Directors by a unanimous vote. Mitch has served on the Board since 2008.

In a statement, Mitch Butler said:

“I’m honored to succeed my good friend Jeffery Weekly as Chairman of the Board. The organization is in a far better position as a result of Jeffery’s leadership, and I look forward to working with him and other members of the Board to build upon the many accomplishments realized during his tenure.

“Rivers of Recovery is all about the science and the data of Veteran recovery. We’ve been able to establish that for a large percentage of combat veterans, the most efficient and effective cure for PTS and physical wounds is fly fishing and other unstructured outdoor recreation. That’s what drew me to Rivers of Recovery, and now we have the data that shows what a powerful cure this program can be.”

Mitch is a founding partner at Natural Resource Results, where he advises clients on governmental affairs with an emphasis on natural resources conservation, sportsmen’s issues, historic preservation, federal firearms industry issues and public lands.

Prior to Natural Resource Results, he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior where he was responsible for policy development, management and oversight of the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. From 2004 to 2007, Mitch was an Associate Director and Attorney Advisor for the White House Council on Environmental Quality where he was responsible for the development of natural resources conservation and historic preservation policy.

Rivers of Recovery is an innovative, national nonprofit that uses outdoor-based activities to effectively treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety in combat Veterans and active-duty military. The organization has achieved national media attention for its unique programs and results-driven treatments, which combine fly fishing and other outdoor activities with a scientifically designed curriculum of therapeutic techniques.