We share your passion for special places in your community. Your gifts help us preserve land for everyone now and into the future. 600 households and businesses like you support our work. Past contributions have helped conserve over 4500 acres of preserves, trails, wildlife habitat and working farms. As our communities grow we need to save natural habitats and conserve land for the future. There are many ways to give toward our strategic priorities.

For credit and debit card donations, scroll to the donation form at the very bottom of this page. This form allows donations in memory of individuals, and donations for specific land acquisition projects.

Business Partnership Donations (Credit, Debit, Paypal, Check, more)

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 and for online donation and other payment options visit: Business Partnerships.

Sponsorship, Events and Tickets

RRCT has two annual fundraising events. Join us for our signature Run of the Royal canoe race in Yarmouth — popular for spectators, paddlers, and vendors. Visit the 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 make payment to sponsor any of these events, or to learn how your business can participate in RRCT’s work, go to Business Partnerships.

RRCT's Elderberry, Wintergreen, Black Trumpet and Fiddlehead Societies

Our giving societies recognize those who give generously on a variety of levels annually. Join us and be recognized on our website, receive email updates and invites to all of our events. Help save land now for our current and future generations. You can view our ever-growing list: RRCT’s giving societies or join or renew now by donating today using online forms or payment option at the bottom of this page.


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 or making a targeted donation today using the form at the bottom of this page.

Land Acquisition Reserve Fund

If you’d like your donation to cover costs associated with acquiring land, easements and long term reserves check the Land Acquisition Fund box on the donate form below. 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 donations, scroll below to the form on this page. For additioanl information visit:  Land Acquisition Reserve Fund. 

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy for future generations through planned gifts is a great way to make a significant impact for conservation. By including Royal River Conservation Trust in your estate plans you can give a gift that lasts beyond your lifetime. For more information on planned giving visit: Planned Giving


Thank you for your donation and becoming a member of the Royal River Conservation Trust. Because you make our conservation work possible, you will receive invitations to events and updates on projects. Use the form below for credit and debit cards, make checks payable to RRCT, P.O. Box 90, Yarmouth, ME 04096, or if you’d like to know more about donation options and how we use your funds call us at (207) 847-9399 or email us at:

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.