Your gifts help us preserve land for everyone now and into the future.  700 households and businesses like you support our work and new members are always welcome.  Your past contributions have helped conserve over 4000 acres of preserves, trails, wildlife habitat and working farms. Because of you, hundreds of people have explored our conserved land and visited state and local parks through the Rain or Shine Club. You can continue to help us with your generous donation today.  As our communities grow we need to save natural habitats and conserve land for the future today! There are many ways to give:

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Black Trumpet and Fiddlehead Societies

Our Fiddlehead and Black Trumpet Societies recognize those who give $500 or $1000 annually.  Join us and be recognized on our website, receive e mail updates and invites to all of our events.  Help save land now for our current and future generations. You can join our ever growing list: Fiddlehead Society or Black Trumpet Society

Land Acquisition Reserve Fund

If you’d like your donation to cover costs associated with acquiring land, easements and long term reserves, donate to our reserve fund.  This fund was established in 2016 and has already supported many opportunities for conservation acquisitions as our communities grow and thrive.  With this strong fund, we seize opportunities as they arise. For more information visit:  Land Acquisition Reserve Fund.

Business Partnerships

Give at the Royal level and be eligible for an employee volunteer day or sponsor our Run of the Royal canoe relay race! To find out more about how to become a business partner visit:  Business Partnership.

Rain or Shine Fund

This fund allows us to invest in free and better access to Maine’s outdoors for everyone. To have your dollars go straight to projects that address issues like getting people from low income backgrounds into the outdoors or creating mobility access to the outdoors visit:  Rain or Shine Fund .

Planned Giving Options

Leaving a legacy for future generations through a planned gift is a great way to make a significant impact for conservation.  By including Royal River Conservation Trust in your estate plans such as a bequest in your will, or as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, life insurance policy or trust, you can make a lasting contribution to our conservation efforts in the Royal River watershed communities.  Please contact us to discuss planned giving options:

Tickets, Events and Sponsorship

RRCT has a couple of annual fundraising events.  Check out the pages for our Run of the Royal canoe race, and our summer gathering, RRCT Celebrates!

Join us on Saturday May 18th, 2019 for our signature Run of the Royal canoe race in Yarmouth — popular for spectators, paddlers, and vendors. The paddling race starts at 10:00am, with paddlers’ meetings at 9:30am, all at Yarmouth History Center on East Elm Street. Visit The 4th annual Run of the Royal canoe race for more information or to sign up.

Next year’s summer fundraiser is celebrating land conservation successes. Visit RRCT Celebrates! for more informaiton.

For information on our other free events, you can visit our Events and Programs page.  If there is another event or program you would like to sponsor please let us know.

Call or email Executive Director Alan Stearns, Development Coordinator Carrie Ridgway with any questions, or if you’d like to explore other donation options, including gifts of appreciated stock, IRA distributions or donations of land, or conservation easements. We appreciate all donations of any size, to keep all of our programs free and open to all.  Donations of $35 or greater create membership rights to vote at our annual meeting.