YOU Can Help Save Land
Bear-Paw Regional Greenways relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to support its efforts to conserve the region's most important natural areas. Please consider helping us to protect land for our future. Bear-Paw has over 300 members, and we have to raise over $75,000 each year through memberships, contributions, and fundraising events to support our land protection programs. We also secure funding through grants and town appropriations to support the transaction and acquisition costs associated with land protection projects completed. There are many ways to contribute to Bear-Paw's success.
Many contributors offer support to Bear-Paw each year in the form of a membership contribution. By becoming a member of Bear-Paw, you will join hundreds of contributors whose support makes a critical difference in preserving our environment. As a member of Bear-Paw, you will receive our newsletter Bear-Paw Print and invitations to workshops, field trips and other events.
Businesses can also become members - a relationship with Bear-Paw Regional Greenways offers your company a variety of benefits while acknowledging the critical support you provide. Our members will be glad to know that they support businesses that share their belief in the importance of land conservation in our region.
Once or twice a year, Bear-Paw asks its members and other contributors to consider supporting Bear-Paw initiatives – over and above their regular membership contribution. Your generous contributions in response to special appeals will be put to good use.
Gift Memberships and Honorary Gifts
You can also give Bear-Paw memberships as a gift. Not only do you support our efforts, but you also introduce us to other thoughtful and like-minded people who care about the Bear-Paw region. A gift to Bear-Paw is also a wonderful way to honor a friend's birthday, a couple's wedding day, or some other special event.
When you purchase a gift membership to the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, your designee will receive a Bear-Paw "Welcome Letter" with your personalized message, a one-year subscription to our Bear-Paw Print newsletter, and invitations to member workshops, field trips, and other events.
A gift to Bear-Paw can also be a meaningful way to celebrate mark the passing of a friend or family member who loved the special places we protect. We will gratefully acknowledge your gift in someone's memory to their family.
Gift and Estate Planning
Remembering Bear-Paw in your gift and estate plans will ensure that your planned commitments to land protection will be realized. Gifts to Bear-Paw are tax deductible and can benefit your larger estate planning goals. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and make a difference!
Gifts of Securities and Real Estate
Making gifts of securities or real estate to Bear-Paw may provide you with income and capital gains tax benefits and you get to help Bear-Paw protect more land!
Project and Fund Appeals
From time to time, Bear-Paw needs to make appeals to our members and other interested folks to support conservation projects directly - over and above their regular membership contribution. Bear-Paw also has a Project Fund that is specifically set aside to support conservation projects.
Supporters can also make gifts directly to Bear-Paw's Endowment Fund and its Stewardship Fund.
Bear-Paw also relies on the volunteer efforts of people like you to get the job done. Volunteers staff our board and committees, support our special events, and help with other Bear-Paw activities.
Other Way to Give
There are lots of other ways to support us too!
You can contribute securely online and make automatic, recurring contributions to Bear-Paw by clicking here. You can also call the office to make a donation with your credit card or print, fill out, and mail this form to Bear-Paw at Post Office Box 19, Deerfield, NH 03037.