Mist over Harbor Pond in Townsend, MA - Photo by Kim King

Please Donate: Help Protect the Nashua River Watershed Now…and Forever!

Why support the NRWA? You are the NRWA—our success is your success!

  • The NRWA is a regional leader and one of the only organizations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to use a watershed management approach to protecting both water and land. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has called this approach the “key to the future.”1
  • The NRWA has a history of success. What began in 1969 as a grassroots volunteer movement is now a professional organization that combines the latest scientific approaches to land and water protection with outstanding knowledge of our region.
  • The NRWA depends on you. As a non-profit organization, we depend on support from individuals, businesses, and organizations to continue our work. Your contributions make programs like Water Monitoring and River Classroom possible. We are a 501c3 non-profit and your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

There are many ways to support us and we appreciate all of them!

Join the NRWA

Become a Member Now
Members receive our publications, discounts to NRWA programs and events, discounts on canoe & kayak rentals at Nashoba Paddler, and more. If you’re a business owner, please consider our Business Membership and Other Business Support Opportunities.

Give a Donation

Make a Donation through our secure online server. Support our work with a gift to our Annual fund. If you’d prefer, you can make a gift by mail using our printable Donation Form

Give a Memorial or Tribute Gift using our secure server. A gift in honor or memory of a special person is a wonderful way to recognize that individual and forward the NRWA’s work to protect our natural resources today, and for future generations. If you’d prefer, you can make a gift by mail using our printable Memorial or Tribute Gift Form.

Make a Gift of Stock, Property, or a Unique Item
If you would like to give the gift of a security, property, or a unique item such as a work of art, please contact Elizabeth Ainsley Campbell, NRWA Executive Director, at (978) 448-0299, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Arrange a Bequest or Other Planned Gift
The NRWA has been honored to be included in the estate plans of our loyal supporters. If you would like to learn more about how to include the NRWA in your will, or learn about other planned giving vehicles, please contact Elizabeth Ainsley Campbell, NRWA Executive Director, at (978) 448-0299, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Donate to the Marion Stoddart Greenway Fund through our secure online server.  The Fund was created in 2013 to honor Marion's 85th birthday and her lifetime passion for permanently protecting riverside greenway.  Learn more about the importance of Riverside Greenway.

Arrange a Matching Gift
Many employers offer matching gift programs that can double your donation. Contact your employer to determine if they have a matching gift program in place.

Make an In-Kind Donation
Some businesses and individuals choose to support our work with donations of goods and services ranging from design and printing services to landscaping and building maintenance. Hundreds of supporters donate items and services to our biennial Auction. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please contact Pam Gilfillan, NRWA Development Associate, at (978) 448-0299, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Offer to Volunteer

Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are essential to the work of the Association. Volunteer opportunities range from water monitoring to keeping the office running smoothly. Get involved, become a volunteer!

1 U S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1995. Watershed Protection: A Statewide Approach. EPA841-R-95-004, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, D.C. and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1997. The Index of Watershed Indicators. EPA841-R7-010, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington, D.C.

 

Massachusetts Cultural CouncilOur programs are sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.