8 Reasons You Should Become a Member of Young Allies of the River (YAR)
You’re under 40, but over 21, and you care about the health of local lakes, rivers and streams. Under 21 or older than 39? We still love you and there are plenty of events and volunteer opportunities for you to attend. We’re just trying to diversify our portfolio.
You want to be part of a community of people who have the same interests and passions as you. YAR members are awesome. They’re people like you who care about clean water and our environment. They like learning, giving back and having fun. Who wouldn’t want to meet more people like that?
Cool events. You like having fun, learning, and giving back. YAR events vary in style, location, time, and date. Sometimes the group goes kayaking. Sometimes YAR members do a service project. Sometimes they get to learn something interesting from a guest speaker or film. Weekends, weeknights, family-friendly – YAR does it all. Best of all, events are free for members.
You support CRF’s mission to educate, advocate, and protect our waterways. Your YAR membership contribution supports CRF programs. For example, your $5 a month pays for 2 kids to participate in the summer Catawba Riverkeeper Environmental Education and Kayaking (CREEK) Program.
You want to build a network of people who support clean water and conservation. When your friends see how much fun you’re having giving back to our local environment through YAR, they’ll want to be a part of it too. Then, bam! CRF has more resources to protect rivers, lakes, and streams.
You want a dope water bottle, tote bag, or bumper sticker. When you become a member, you’ll get a membership gift at the next event you attend. SWAG!
Tax-deduction, if you’re into that. Of course, you donate out of the goodness of your heart. But, it’s good to know that CRF is a 501(c)(3), so your membership contribution may be tax-deductible.
Beer. Most YAR events have a beer (or wine, or cider) option. We even have an event series called “From Here to Beer” where we explore a local waterway on the way to a local watering hole.