Donate a boat or other item

"One man's trash is another's man treasure".

Cliche' we know, but don't assume we can't use it! We may have a volunteer who can repair the item or we may be able to resell it for operational revenue. Either way, you have helped the River! 

The Catawba Riverkeeper accepts donations on a case-by-case basis.  

 

The following items are a few examples of things that we need:

ITEMS THAT CRF NORMALLY WILL USE 

(check with your tax advisor, but typically the IRS allows

the donor to deduct the fair market value of the item)

  • Laptop Computers - Preferably a laptop with at least 2 GB of memory and 250 GB hard drive with Windows 7 or newer operating system.
  • Office Safe
  • Desktop Computers - Preferably a computer with Windows 7 or newer operating system.
  • LCD monitors for computers
  • Small boat - approximately 14 feet long, preferably with a 4-stroke motor and trailer, easily towed behind a subcompact car.  Help the Riverkeeper get back into those creeks and streams!   
  • 65 hp, 4-Stoke motor for center console boat - we need a more reliable motor for our 18' center-console boat.  This boat is fairly heavy and probably needs about a 65 hp motor.
  • 10' Sit on Top Kayaks - help us get people out on the water with our Youth Kayak Program and expand options to adults!
  • Large Life Jackets
  • Kayak and Canoe Paddles
  • Handheld pH probe for water testing
  • GPS unit
  • Conference room table for seating of 12-16 people.
  • Office phone system - If you have ever called our office, you might have noticed that the phone system has some problems!  We are in search of a phone system with 4 incoming lines and 5-7 extensions.
  • Office space
  • Dockage on one of the lakes on the Catawba River
  • Office supplies
  • Office furniture

 

ITEMS THAT CRF TYPICALLY WILL RESELL

(check with your tax advisor, but typically the IRS allows the donor to deduct the lesser of the fair market value or the gross proceeds from the sale of the item)

  • Pontoon boats - CRF has had good luck using volunteers to refurbish and resell pontoon boats that are in reasonable operating condition, even where the carpet or upholstery have deteriorated.
  • Sailboats - CRF will accept sailboats that have sails and a motor in reasonable operating condition.

CRF reserves the right to decline to accept the donation of any item.

For information, including applicable limitations, on taking a charitable deduction for donated property, go to http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar02.html#en_US_publink100049698.

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Jan 25, 2017 NC Riverkeeper Report
From the perspectives of 12 NC Riverkeepers, this report discusses how multiple environmental issues pose challenges in the pursuit of clean, plentiful water. Whether you are in North Carolina or downstream in South Carolina, read this report about the state of environmental enforcement.
Dec 13, 2016 Community Foundation of Gaston County grants $5,000 to CRF for Riverkeeper Program
The Community Foundation will fund Catawba Riverkeeper's work in Gaston County.
Dec 12, 2016 A Successful Launch of our Water Education Program at Great Falls Elementary
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation in partnership with 4-H Clemson Cooperative Extension successfully completed our pilot Education Outreach Program with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from Great Falls Elementary.
Sep 27, 2016 Lake Wateree Fall Cleanup a Sweeping Success
86 volunteers collected 5,490 pounds of trash from Lake Wateree
Jun 13, 2016 Dozens of Youth Reached in Water Education Outreach Program Pilot Lessons
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Help protect your River! 

Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:

  • Sewage Overflows
  • Failure to control sediment from construction sites
  • Illegal clearing of buffer areas
  • Fish kills 
  • Unpermitted discharges
  • Other issues that concern you

Click here to fill out a pollution report or to report water pollution to Catawba Riverkeeper by phone, call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494.  In addition, to informing your Riverkeeper, you should also report spills or contamination to federal, state and local environmental officials.

To report South Carolina water pollution call 1-888-481-0125.

To report North Carolina spills or fish kills, call your local regional Department of Environment & Natural Resources office during normal business hours (704-663-1699 for most Catawba basin areas or (828) 296-4500 for Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and other mountain counties) or 800-858-0368 after hours.  (For more information on NC spill reporting, click here)

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The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a proud member of EarthShare North Carolina, the North Carolina Conservation Network, River Network and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  It also in in an alliance with Clean Air Carolina to address issues, such as sprawl, that cause air and water problems.

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Report Pollution!

Help protect your River! 

Tell your Riverkeeper if you see:

  • Sewage Overflows
  • Failure to control sediment from construction sites
  • Illegal clearing of buffer areas
  • Fish kills 
  • Invasive aquatic species
  • Exceeding Pollution Limits
  • Discharges exceeding allowable limits
  • Unpermitted discharges
  • Other issues that concern you

Click here to fill out a pollution report or

Call 1-888-679-9494 or 704-679-9494 (ext. 3)

 

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715 N. Church St., Suite 120 . Charlotte, NC 28202 . Phone: 704.679.9494 . Fax: 704.679.9559