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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT STEWARDS

Donate NowYour 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 $35 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.

 

Become a Member

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.

Join us today to help ensure that our parks are open and preserved for future generations!

 

Make a Donation

Donate NowStewards is always honored to accept donations in support of our work. With a small contribution, you can:

  • Provide general organizational support or help a specific program for one of our Board-designated funds.
  • Honor or memorialize friends and family members. (All tribute gifts are acknowledged with a receipt and appropriate family members are notified.)
  • Give via workplace giving through your employers donation program. (Highly encouraged.)

Donations over $500 include two general admission tickets to the Old Grove Festival

In-kind donations are a wonderful way to support our annual events, which require raffle or auction items. Services are also sometimes needed and help offset our expenses.

 

Become a Sponsor

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.

 

Be an Advocate for California State Parks

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.

 

Donate Your Time - Special Event Volunteers are Needed

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.

VolunteerOur 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!

For more information, email stewards@stewardscr.org or call (707) 869-9177.

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Mail: PO Box 2, Duncans Mills, CA 95430 · (707) 869-9177
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