Your support helps us educate park visitors of all ages about the importance of being good stewards of the natural and cultural resources in our State Parks. Stewards stepped up and is currently keeping Austin Creek State Recreation Area open through an operating agreement with State Parks. Our environmental education programs serve over 6,000 school children each year! In addition, we support two State Parks visitor centers, public education activities and stewardship programs in our parks. Donations can be designated for specific programs that reflect your passion. General donations are used for programs without adequate funding at the discretion of the Stewards Board and staff. Donations over $100 include a Membership.
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is supported primarily through resale of educational materials in its visitor centers, sale of firewood at State Parks campgrounds, memberships, grants, donations from individuals and corporations and other fund development activities. As a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation all donations to our organization are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 94-3039895.
As a member of Stewards you become part of our ongoing effort to support the preservation of our State Parks in the Russian River area of Sonoma County. Your annual membership provides Stewards with sustainable funding that we can count on each year. Being a member of Steward comes with benefits:
We invite you to become a fellow Stewards and help us ensure that our parks are open and preserved for future generations.
Stewards is honored to accept donations in support of our work. Donations may provide general organizational support or they may be specified for a specific program of one of our Board-designated funds. In addition, Stewards provides opportunities for you to make donations in honor or memory of friends and family members. Donations are always acknowledged with a receipt and appropriate family members are notified when a donation has been made to honor or memorialize a loved one. We also encourage workplace giving through your employers donation program.
Donations over $500 include tickets to the Old Grove Festival.
In-kind donations are an important way to help support Stewards. We have many events each year that require raffle or auction items. Services are also sometimes needed and help offset our expenses.
Stewards relies on sponsorships to defray the costs associated with special fund raising events and activities. Stewards has developed a comprehensive sponsorship program that provides sponsors with acknowledgement and benefits throughout the year. An acknowledgement banner is created and displayed at all events. Depending on the level of sponsorship, donors are mentioned in PR materials and in many cases business logos are used to highlight sponsors. Stewards also supports reciprocal links from our web site to sponsor web sites.
Sponsorships include tickets some of our events including the Old Grove Festival.
The California State Parks system needs our support. Since the 1980's, our state parks have sustained budget cuts that have resulted in a $1.2 billion deferred maintenance backlog. In May, 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation put California's state parks system on its list of the 11 Most Endangered Places in the United States. In 2012, Stewards became the operator of Austin Creek State Recreation Area in order to keep it open. Stewards consistently works to advocate for our parks and keep our members and supporters up-to-date on how they can join us in this effort.
Stewards periodically needs assistance in the office or with projects that can be done at home. If you have time and skills to devote to office-related tasks give us a call.
Our special event volunteers are invaluable and make it possible for us to raise funds through these important events each year. We host Family Day in Your Park, Art in the Park, and our annual Old Grove Festival at the Forest Theater at Armstrong Redwoods SNR. Stewards also participates in the annual Fisherman's Festival, the Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival and other outreach events. Come and spend the day on-site at an outdoor event and make a valuable contribution to Stewards' fundraising activities!
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