It took an incredible partnership to create the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the first wild and scenic national park. It takes everyone to be sure that our communities can benefit from clean water and healthy natural environments so that everyone can come here, year after year, generation after generation, to swim, paddle, fish, camp, explore, or slow down.
The Wild Rivers Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you’d like to mail a gift, please click here for our mail-in donation form.
Employer Matching Gifts
You can double—or even triple—the impact of your donation to the Wild Rivers Conservancy with a matching gift from your employer. Employer matching gifts are a simple way to maximize your donation to the Wild Rivers Conservancy.
Matching your donation is easy! Just contact your human resources or business office to see if they do employer match and to find out what information you will need. Most often, there is a brief form to fill out, requiring our tax identification number. That number is 26-3025933. Wild Rivers Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Memorials and Honorariums
Consider a donation to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding or graduation. You may also honor the lifetime and achievements of a family member or friend with a gift made in their memory.
With a minimum donation amount of $10.00 to the Wild Rivers Conservancy, we will mail a card for honor or memorial gifts, noting that a contribution has been made.
Gifts of Stock
Wild Rivers Conservancy accepts gifts of appreciated stock, which we sell immediately to support our work. You can avoid capital gains tax and are entitled to a full fair market value charitable tax deduction.
Following IRS regulations, you will receive an acknowledgment for tax purposes listing the number of shares donated and the value of the stock as of the date the shares are received in our account. Stock donations may offer significant tax benefits to you as a donor. We recommend that you consult a tax professional for specific advice about your situation. Wild Rivers Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Provide your broker with this information to give a gift of stock:
Name: The RiverGroup
Account Name: Wild Rivers Conservancy
Account Number: 22342029
Depository Trust Company Number, a/k/a DTC: 0725
Broker: Jon Jacobson, Financial Advisor, RJFS
Direct: 715.483.2332; Fax: 715.483.9787
What is your legacy?
Thank you for considering a long-term legacy gift with the Wild Rivers Conservancy. We welcome your interest in learning more about our gift planning. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our long-term ability to protect and conserve our treasured wild and scenic river depends on the financial reinforcement provided by bequests and other life-income gifts.
If you have included the Wild Rivers Conservancy in your estate plans, please let us know using the form below.
Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
I give _____ [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to the Wild Rivers Conservancy, Osceola, WI, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.
Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:
I give _____ [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to the Wild Rivers Conservancy, Osceola, WI to be [used to support _____________ ].
Contact Us About Giving
Wild Rivers Conservancy was founded in 1911 by civic leaders who recognized the need to steward the St. Croix River and its watershed. For the first 98 years of its history, Wild Rivers Conservancy efforts focused on river cleanups, river protection campaigns, and informational meetings led by volunteers. In 2009, Wild Rivers Conservancy hired their first staff and expanded stewardship efforts to address the growing threats to water quality and habitat.
In 2011, Wild Rivers Conservancy became the Friends Group for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, comprised of the St. Croix and the Namekagon Rivers. Over the past eight years, Wild Rivers Conservancy has worked deliberately to target and prioritize conservation efforts which result in the greatest pollution reduction, land protection, and stewardship growth. Wild Rivers Conservancy has become the “go-to” group for addressing issues that affect the St. Croix.