Donate

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:

Donate, Join or Renew Today!

Business Partnerships

Become a conservation leader by joining RRCT as a business partner. Your business will help save land and promote clean water and air, while protecting the recreational and historic value of the Royal River region for future generations.  To find out more visit:  Business Partnerships.

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

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 .

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.

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: info@RRCT.org

Tickets, Events and Sponsorship

RRCT has two annual fundraising events.

Join us on Saturday May 18th, 2019 for our signature Run of the Royal canoe race in Yarmouth — popular for spectators, paddlers, and vendors.  Visit The 4th annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge for more information and race registration.

Our summer fundraiser celebrates land conservation successes. Visit RRCT Celebrates! for tickets or more information.

For information on our other free events, visit our Events and Programs page.

If your business would like to sponsor any of these events, or to learn how your business can participate in RRCT’s work, go to Business Partnerships.

Email Executive Director Alan Stearns or 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.