Help Us Protect the River
Please support Catawba Riverkeeper's efforts to protect the Catawba-Wateree River by making a monetary contribution, becoming a member and/or volunteering to help.
- Become a volunteer
- Make a recurring monthly donation
- Make a gift to honor or memorialize another person
- Give a gift membership
- Donate a boat, office equipment or other item
- Learn about the issues
- Learn about the laws that protect the River
- Other ways to help
- IRS Form 990 for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (this link takes you to the Guidestar site. It is necessary to complete a free registration with Guidestar to view the IRS Form 990 and other information compiled by Guidestar)
Why Support Catawba Riverkeeper?
Since 1998, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation had advocated for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. Throughout the 24 counties of the Catawba-Wateree River watershed in North and South Carolina the Catawba Riverkeeper works with a support team of volunteers that maintain the river through strong advocacy, public education, building partnerships, investigating violators, holding polluters accountable, and participating in legal action when necessary. The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that no citizen’s right to clean water is taken away.
As an award winning 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation strives to be a good steward of the resources our donors invest in our mission, ensuring that intentions are honored and resources are used wisely. Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation meets the Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability, which means that it belongs to a select group of non-profit organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to strong governance, financial transparency, and ethical fundraising. As a majority of our patrolling and local calls are handled by volunteers, much of the donated dollar goes directly to our programs.
As the Catawba-Wateree watershed continues to experience unprecedented growth, the need for advocacy, education, and protection of our water source heightens. Over 1.7 million people rely on the Catawba River for the water that flows through their homes and businesses every day. Your generous donations provide us with the extra support that we need to make a lasting difference in the future of the river.
So as you turn on your faucet – whether you are a lakefront resident or reside in the city – know that you are standing on the banks of the Catawba. The right to clean water should matter to everyone, and the Catawba Riverkeeper promises to speak for that right for all its fellow citizens. We’ve shown persistence. We’ve shown dedication. And we’ve succeeded in making change. Let us represent your concerns about access to plentiful, clean drinking water, safe recreation opportunities, and protecting wildlife. Help us, help the river. Make a donation today!
More information about CRF:
During historic drought ... stopping Wal-Mart from illegally storing herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers in parking lots where rainwater washed pollutants that cause birth defects and other reproductive harm into public drinking water supplies of the Catawba River … leading eleven counties, eight cities, three Marine Commissions, and the South Carolina General Assembly as they took action to oppose the largest inter basin transfer request in the history of North and South Carolina, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been your voice for the protection of our river. Whenever your right to clean water is compromised, you know you can count on us to be there.
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