Take part in the ongoing
preservation of Rock River!
The River is here today thanks to the work and financial support of many individuals over the last several decades. It will be here in the future only with YOUR SUPPORT!
Maintaining the River is not free! Our annual expenses can total over $6,000, including:
- Real Estate Taxes - $1,800 (yes, even as a nonprofit organization, we must pay local property taxes!)
- Insurance - $1,500
- Donations to local first responder organizations who keep River visitors safe - $700
- Annual donation to the conservancy that monitors Rock River water quality - $300
- Maintenance, trail safety improvements, administrative expenses, signage, etc. - $1,700
If your budget allows, please contribute today! Please consider automatic monthly donations: this commitment helps ensure reliable support for ongoing expenses. Contributions may be made at our PayPal donation link below, or by check to Rock River Preservation, Inc. at the address on our contact page. Thank you!
Rock River Preservation is grateful for the reliable financial support provided by our "Sustainers." These individuals commit to an annual donation of at least $100 to ensure the ongoing preservation of this special place. Please contact us if you're interested in becoming a sustainer.
Rock River Preservation's endowment fund ensures long-term financial stability for the River as a source of funding to help meet unanticipated future needs. You may direct a donation to this fund in the notes section you'll find when using the "Donate" link above.
Large Gifts and Bequests
If you are considering a large cash donation to Rock River Preservation, are interested in naming the organization in a bequest, or wish to make a non-cash donation, we welcome you to contact us to discuss this in more detail. Having us "in the loop" in advance helps to assure that we are prepared to accept such gifts in a way that respects your wishes.
Additional Ways to Support the River
Rock River Preservation needs help from dedicated individuals for our regular trail/land maintenance and cleanup work. Please email us to sign up for our newsletter to hear about opportunities as they're announced.
Rock River Preservation re-launched our annual fundraising picnic in July of 2022. Please sign up for our e-newsletter to stay informed about future events!
Rock River Preservation has designated some regular visitors as River Stewards. It is the mission of the Stewards to counsel visitors to ensure the harmony, safety and unique spirit of the place. New River visitors sometimes need help being introduced to visitor guidelines, or help in avoiding behaviors that they may not realize fail to honor the spirit respect that is encouraged for all who come here. Whether as individuals or with the support of others, Stewards can approach visitors to inform or remind them about visitor guidelines, encourage them to engage in respectful, safe behavior, and provide additional information when necessary. River Stewards are designated by the board of Rock River Preservation. If you are a frequent River visitor and would like to learn more about the Stewards, please contact us!