It’s giving season! There are lots of ways you can give back to our community and specifically to Catawba Riverkeeper.

1) Become a member/renew your membership!

Membership is $50/year for individuals and $100/year for families. Members get access to exclusive events and discounts on merchandise + select programs and events. You’ll receive your member discount code when you join/renew.

Friends ages 21-39 are eligible to join the Young Allies of the River (YAR), our young professionals affiliate group. YAR membership is $25/year.

Join/renew now!

Or give a gift membership! Have a friend or family member that would love to be a Catawba Riverkeeper member? Give them a 1-year gift membership! Just donate here and send the details to

2) Shop our Amazon Wish List!

Give the Catawba Riverkeeper team something we need for our operations. From file folders to microscopes, there’s something on our list at nearly every price point. The items you donate will be shipped directly to our office. Shop now!

3) Order a limited-edition Catawba Riverkeeper shirt by Recover!

On Giving Tuesday (November 30), Recover, a local, sustainable apparel company is donating 50% of proceeds of a limited edition Catawba Riverkeeper shirt! The design is available in a t-shirt, a long sleeve tee, and a hoodie!

Recover uses 100% recycled materials to make their super soft apparel! Learn more and order your gear today!

4) Sponsor a watershed!

Did you know that there are 164 sub-watersheds in our river basin? You can sponsor one for $250/year. Take a look at this map to see which watersheds are available for sponsorship. Make your sponsorship donation here and email to let us know which watershed you picked.

5) Make a contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one!

Honorariums and memorials are special ways to honor loved ones and support our mission at the same time. Donate here and send details to

6) Buy an intangible good from our Wish List!

There are lots of expenses you can help cover with a special gift. For example, you can buy a tank of gas for the Riverkeeper patrol boat, cover the cost of training a Citizen Scientist, provide a camp scholarship to a student in need and more! See the full list and make a donation here.

7) Set up recurring gifts!

Want to set it and forget it? Recurring gifts are a great way to support Catawba Riverkeeper consistently without having to remember to make your contribution. You can set up monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts online here.

8) Donate stock!

Catawba Riverkeeper accepts stock transfers! Many choose this option. Just email to get started.

9) Make a planned gift!

Whether a simple bequest or a charitable gift annuity, your planned gift will help support Catawba Riverkeeper into the future. Email to learn more about how to set up a planned gift to Catawba Riverkeeper.

Already planning to leave money to Catawba Riverkeeper in your estate? Let us know about it so that we can include you as a member of the Legacy Society. Email

10) Make a special end-of-year gift!

Catawba Riverkeeper appreciates all gifts! Make a simple one-time donation to support our end-of-year giving campaign now.