Business Partnerships

Join conservation leaders who are investing in the quality of life in the communities of the Royal River watershed. Our conservation partners are an integral part of Royal River Conservation Trust, enabling us to preserve land, build trails and create access for the public good. Click on the menu below to donate and/or sponsor one of our events or programs. Thank you for your continued support.

Unrestricted Business Partner Donations

Gifts of any level unrestricted are appreciated.
Thank you for your donation.


Program Sponsorship Opportunities ( Rain or Shine Club, Trail Crew/ Adopt a Trail and more)

($1000 sponsorship ) Rain or Shine Club

offers a family friendly and new-neighbor-friendly introduction to our favorite places with a focus on our active land stewardship projects. All ages are welcome for these easy, well planned guided walks.

  • Logo and link on RRCT Rain or Shine web-page
  • Recognition of your sponsorship on weekly hikes
  • Business promotion in email newsletters (1500 members) and on social media platforms.

VISIT: RRCT’s Rain or Shine Club page for more program information



($2,500 Sponsorship) Trail Crew/ Adopt-a-Trail

is our volunteer trail construction program staffed by RRCT’s stewardship director. Trail Crew attendance in 2019 has grown to include as many as eight volunteers each week- women and men- typically retirees and folks that work from home. (This sponsorship is available for all RRCT sponsored trails)

  • Adopt-a-trail sponsor sign at a trail head kiosk
  • Trail Crew work day for your employees
  • Logo featured on Trail Crew web-page
  • Logo featured in email newsletters (1500 members) and on social media platforms

VISIT:RRCT’s Trail Crew page for more program information



($1000 Sponsorship) RRCT 400 Footer Club 

is our initiative inspired by the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Four Thousand Footer Club. We inspire more people to get outside and up to the higher elevations in the watershed with a commitment to trail stewardship.

  • Logo featured on 400-Footer Club T-shirts.
  • Logo featured on RRCT 400-Footer Club web-page
  • Logo featured in email newsletters (1500 members)
  • Business promotion on social media platforms

VISIT:RRCT’s 400 Footer Club page for more program information



( $1000 sponsorship) RRCT Outdoors

Is our initiative to engage adults and able youth on RRCT’s mission, especially stewardship, acquisition, and partnerships. The staffed trips will visit properties where we are working on management needs, working with partners or considering acquiring land. Seldo are the trips simply hikes, but rather they might feel like committee meetings in the field, or orientation sessions for community members who want to dig deep into our work.

  • Logo on the RRCT Outdoors web-page
  • Professionally lead hike for your business on a preserve of your choice
  • Logo in email new-letters ( 1500 members)
  • Business promotion on social media platforms

VISIT:RRCT’s RRCT Outdoors page for more program information.

Download a PDF copy of our Business Partner Package to print out and mail payment to:

Royal River Conservation Trust

P.O. Box 90

Yarmouth, ME. 04096

Signature Event Sponsorship Opportunities (Run of the Royal, RRCT Celebrates! Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek)

RRCT Celebrates! August 13, 2020 (Thursday evening) starts at 5:30 PM

RRCT Celebrates! gathers up to 200 members and friends of RRCT at Skyline Farm for a warm summer evening with great food, music and the presentation of RRCT’s Maine Conservation Champion Award. Each year we recognize someone who is doing exemplary conservation work in Maine and/or in the Royal River region. For more event information visit: RRCT Celebrates

Lead Sponsor ($2000)

  • 4 dinner tickets (includes food, drinks, live music, keynote speaker)
  • Business promotion with logo on our website, social media platforms and on the mailed invitation to 800 members
  • Business promotion in our RRCT Celebrates! email news-letter (1500 members)
  • Your banner and/or sign at RRCT Celebrates!

Supporting Sponsor ($1000)

  • 2 dinner tickets to RRCT Celebrates! (includes food, drinks, live music, keynote speaker)
  • Business promotion with logo on website and social media platforms
  • Business promotion on email-newsletter (1500 members)

Entry/Host Sponsor ($500)

  • 2 dinner tickets to RRCT Celebrates! (includes food, drinks, live music, key-not speaker)
  • Business name on website, social media platforms and in email newsletter (1500 members)


Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge May 16, 2020 (Saturday morning) starts at 9:30 am

The 5th Annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge is a four-leg, flat-water canoe relay race that supports RRCT and our plans to acquire and improve public access and shoreline habitat up and down the Royal River and throughout the watershed. The race’s relay format, with eight racers paddling four legs (two paddlers/leg) is a great team-building opportunity. Though the race is targeted at company and employee teams, any group is welcome to participate. We focus our race culture on teamwork, safety, and community. For more race information visit: Run of the Royal Coroprate Canoe Challenge¬†

Lead Sponsor ($2000)

  • Two team entries (8 paddlers per relay team)
  • Logo on race T-shirts, webpage, social meida, email, posters
  • Company promotional display tent or exhibit at start/finish line
  • Canoes, T-shirts, and gear provided for all team members


Supporting Sponsor ($1000)

  • One team entry (8 paddlers per relay team)
  • Logo on race T-shirts, web-page, social media, email, posters
  • Canoes, T-shirts, and gear provided for all team members


Team Entry ($500)

  • One team entry (8 paddlers per relay team)
  • Canoes, T-shirts, and gear provided for all team members


Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek February 8, 2020 (Saturday evening, Free) 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

As many as a hundred RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends hike the loop trail of the Pisgah Hill Preserve in New Gloucester. Share some cheer at the summit with a sip of hot cocoa, a roasted marshmallow or a hoot our howl at the rising moon.

$500 Sponsorship

  • Your businesses logo on RRCT Pisgah Full Moon Trek web-page
  • Business promotion in Full Mook Trek email newsletters (1500 members) and on social media platforms
  • Your promotional sign on the kiosk on the night of the trek

For more event information visit: RRCT’s Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek

Download a PDF copy of our Business Partner Package to print out and mail payment to:

Royal River Conservation Trust

P.O. Box 90

Yarmouth, ME. 04096

Conservation Partner Promotion & Visibility

RRCT provides promotion of business partners’ names and logos through communications scaled to the size of the cumulative donations and sponsorship. We publish and promote our conservation partners as:

Royal Champions $5,000 and up per year
Royal Leaders $1000 to $4999
Royal Partners $500 to $999
Chandler Brook Partners $50 to $499

Royal Champions

With a cumulative sponsorship of our events and programs at $5000 or more you will become a Royal Champion.

  • Benefits listed with each of your sponsorships
  • Logo featured at the top of the Business Partnership page, recognized as a Royal Champion, with a link to your website
  • Logo within our email newsletters that reach 1500 subscribers.
  • Recognition in our printed newsletter and/or Donor Impact Report
  • Business promotion on social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram

Royal Leaders

With a cumulative sponsorship of our events and programs that falls between $1000 and $4999 you will be recognized as a Royal Leader.

  • Benefits listed with each sponsorship
  • Logo featured on the Business Partnership page, recognized as a Royal Leader with a link to your website
  • Business name listed on email newsletters that reach 1500 subscribers
  • Recognition on social media platforms including Facebook and Instragram

Royal Partners

With a cumulative sponsorship of our events and programs that falls between $500 and $999 you will be recognized as a Royal Partner.

  • Benefits listed with each sponsorship
  • Name featured on the Business partnership page, recognized as a Royal Partner with a link to your website
  • Recognition in our email newsletters that reach over 1500 subscribers

Chandler Partners

With a cumulative sponsorship of our events and programs that falls between $50 and $499 you will be recognized as Chandler Brook Partner

  • Benefits listed with each sponsorship
  • Name listed on the Business Partnership page recognized as a Chandler Brook Partner.

RRCT events and projects are regularly recognized by statewide and greater Portland media. RRCT email newsletters are sent to nearly 2000 residents and businesses. RRCT’s website and social media pages are visited by thousands of viewers.

Join us today by sending a donation to RRCT/ PO Box 90/ Yarmouth ME 04096 or contribute online at:

Unique Agreements

RRCT negotiates unique arrangements with different companies. For instance, an art gallery donated the proceeds from an exhibit or a restaurant wanted to donate proceeds from a particular night. Contact us if you would like to help raise revenue for RRCT through a unique arrangement. To discuss a unique agreement call at 207-847-9399 or contact us through email: Executive Director Alan Stearns or Development Coordinator: Carrie Ridgway.

In-kind Donation

RRCT has strong relationships with many businesses who offer pro-bono or in-kind services. These include bakeries, brewing companies, vendors, and a dozen local landscape architects, lawyers, financial advisors, restaurants, print shops and construction companies. Contact us if you are interested in more information by calling 207-847-9399 or email: Executive Director: Alan Stearns or Development Coordinator: Carrie Ridgway.

Media Sponsorship

RRCT negotiates media sponsorships in exchange for pro-bono promotion of our work. E mail Executive Director Alan Stearns or Development Coordinator: Carrie Ridgway.

Many local businesses already generously support our work as conservation leaders. To become an RRCT Business Partner, please donate online, send a donation by mail to Royal River Conservation Trust, PO Box 90, Yarmouth ME 04096 or contact Executive Director Alan Stearns or Development Coordinator Carrie Ridgway at 207-847-9399