Support the Wild Rivers Conservancy

It took an incredible partnership to create the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the first wild and scenic national park. It will take 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, 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. Donate Now.

If you’d like to mail a gift, please click here for our mail-in donation form.

There are many ways to donate to help protect the Riverway. Whether an annual membership or a bequest, your donation in any amount is maximized for the greatest benefit.

Ways to Give

  • Employer Matching Gifts

    Double or triple your gift with a matching gift from your employer

  • Gift of Stock

    Avoid capital gains tax and take full market value charitable tax deduction.

  • Planned Giving

    Make Wild Rivers Conservancy a beneficiary of your trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

  • Memorial or Honorarium

    Donate as a gift or in honor of someone

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. The Wild Rivers Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below or call 715-483-3300.

Gift of Stock

The Wild Rivers Conservancy accepts gifts of appreciated stock, which we sell immediately in order to support our work. You can avoid capital gains tax and are entitled to a full fair market value charitable tax deduction.

In accordance with IRS regulations, you will receive an acknowledgement 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.

The Wild Rivers Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Below is the information you’ll need to provide your broker to give a gift of stock to the Wild Rivers Conservancy:
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
Email: JJacobson[at]therivergroup.com

Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special

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.

You can download and print the honorarium gift form to send in by mail, or make your honorarium online now.

Planned giving

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 any questions or need more information, please contact Wild Rivers Conservancy, or by phone at 715-483-3300 (office).

If you have included the Wild Rivers Conservancy in your estate plans, please let us know using the form below.

Do you want to make the Wild Rivers Conservancy a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy? Below are two examples of sample language you can use. Our legal name is “Wild Rivers Conservancy” and our federal tax ID number is 26-3025933.

Download and print the Planned Giving Declaration of Intent Form

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:

I give _____ [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to the Wild Rivers Conservancy, St. Croix Falls, 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, St. Croix Falls, WI to be [used to support _____________ ].

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Wild Rivers Conservancy, or by phone at 715.483.3300 (office). You can also contact us using the form below.

Contact Us About Giving

Background

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.