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YOUR HOME, YOUR RIVER, YOUR INVESTMENT          clambutton

YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE SOUTH RIVER FEDERATION YIELDS A 20:1 RETURN!!

  • In its 16-year history, the Federation has completed over 70 stormwater and habitat projects in the watershed and is developing 70 more!

 YOU MADE THAT POSSIBLE!!

  • In the next three years alone, we anticipate over 30 additional projects in our community that will cost approximately $9 million.

YOUR INVESTMENT IS ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN!

  • Between 2019 and 2025, an additional $9 million of work is already proposed. In order to achieve that, we secured individual contributions and leveraged local, state, federal, and private grant money into a $20 return on investment for every dollar received from donors like YOU.
  • Yet, there is much work left to be done.

YOUR GROWING IMPACT

Looking forward five years, the South River Federation sees opportunities for continued impact in the scope of our restoration efforts.

We are undertaking and collaborating on design activities for significant corrective restoration projects at 70 more locations.

THAT MEANS A CLEANER, HEALTHIER RIVER FOR YOU!!

A RIVER IN NEED OF YOUR COMMITMENT

  • The South River is the home of thousands of species of fish, birds, animals and plant life. It provides food, recreation and beauty to the people who live around it. But it is an environment in trouble.
  • A closer look at the river reveals it is an unhealthy system. By multiple measures, it is deteriorating and will soon no longer support the activities we all most enjoy. Loss of water clarity, low dissolved oxygen levels, high bacteria counts, and sedimentation must be addressed if the river is going to endure as the asset it has been.
  • Our strategic and targeted implementation of restoration projects is informed through rigorous monitoring before, during, and after projects are implemented.
  • The impairments are caused locally and need to be addressed locally. It takes OUR community to clean our river. We believe that if we fix our creeks, we will fix our river, which will fix the Chesapeake Bay.

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MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM - Give monthly and impact the river all year long.

Become a SOUTH RIVER SUSTAINER and your monthly gifts will help restore a river for generations to come! IT'S SO EASY!

SOUTH RIVER SUSTAINERSare a special group of South River Federation's most passionate and forward-thinking supporters - leaders just like YOU!

Monthly giving is an easy way you can make a difference every day. Your automatic monthly gift can help provide the sustained resources that lead to the permanent protection of the South River. 

Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support the South River Federation. 

  • You are in total control. You can easily start, change or stop your gift at any time online or by phone.
  • You'll receive less mail because we don't need to send you reminders - which means that more of your gift goes directly to support our cause.
  • You'll receive uninterrupted membership benefits, ensuring you never miss an issue of our newsletter.

Best of all, as a SOUTH RIVER SUSTAINER, you will maximize the impact of your environmental support for your community. 

The South River Federation's mission is to protect, preserve, restore and celebrate the South River watershed in its interdependent communities. We are locally focused and driven by sound science.

We accomplish our mission with "boots on the ground" strategies through:

  • large-scale stream restoration,
  • environmental advocacy,
  • and, one-on-one landowner education.

YOU are the reason we have become successful at creating meaningful change on the South River. Your gifts make a difference every day. 

BECOME A SUSTAINER FOR YOUR RIVER TODAY!

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For any questions, please call Suzanne Martin at 410-224-3802 ext. 202 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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GUARDIAN SOCIETY

The South River Federation has always been fortunate to have a broad base of generous supporters who have invested in the work of the organization. In 2013, in recognition of those donors who provide a leadership level of support, we created the Guardian Society to celebrate their generosity.

The Guardian Society is made up of people living across the watershed, committed to the long-term sustainability of an effective, engaged watershed protection organization. As a member, you will receive a variety of benefits, including a one-hour consultation from senior SRF staff to discuss preservation and remediation of their property, an invitation to our annual VIP Guardian Society THANK YOU party, and an advance presentation to Guardian Society members of the annual South River Report Card.

The Guardian Society is comprised of donors who provide generous levels of support, with four giving circles named after locations within the watershed:

BACON RIDGE CIRCLE     $1,000 - $2,499

LONDON TOWN CIRCLE   $2,500 - $4,999

QUIET WATERS CIRCLE   $5,000 - $9,999

THOMAS POINT CIRCLE    $10,000+

JOIN THE GUARDIAN SOCIETY TODAY!

If you would like to become a member, please contact the South River Federation office at 410-224-3802 or email Suzanne Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Not only will you receive exclusive privileges and benefits in appreciation for your generous gift, you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your investment supports the South River Federation's broad range of remediation, monitoring, and educational activities.

Can't write a check for the full amount all at once?

Consider a Guardian Society membership by becoming a South River Sustainer with a recurring monthly donation of your choice.  To find out how easy monthly giving can be. Click Here to get more information about making a monthly gift.

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Click here to listen to Gary Jobson speak about how you can become part of the South River's future.

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PLANNED GIVING

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PLANNED GIVING WITH SOUTH RIVER FEDERATION! 

Every day, South River lovers like you make profound contributions to the River's future through planned gifts to the South River Federation.  Your legacy gift helps us continue to advance our mission and with your support we can make the necessary investments in the people, science and technology to be successful - long into the future.

A gift through your will or estate allows you to leave a legacy that reflects your beliefs while having a real impact on the future of the South River and the Chesapeake Bay.  This lasting expression of your individual values also provides hope and inspires others.

Most of all, your charitable bequest is an enduring gift to future generations - your children and grandchildren; a gift of clean water and landscapes protected years from now.

Many supporters choose to make charitable gifts of securities to the South River Federation because it is a wonderful way to help save the River and possibly reduce personal capital gains or estate taxes.  We at the South River Federation appreciate your interest in supporting our work to preserve, protect, restore and celebrate the South River through a gift of stock.

Best of all, making a charitable bequest to South River Federation is a simple process.  If you have already named SRF in your estate plans, please let us know so we can welcome you to the Legacy Circle of the South River Federation family.

Questions?  Please call Suzanne Martin, Director of Development at 410-224-3802 ext. 202 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bequests: Wills, Trusts, Retirement Accounts, and Life Insurance Policies

Designate South River Federation as the beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

BENEFITS:

  • Easy to do! Establish or modify at any time.
  • You remain in control of your assets throughout your lifetime
  • Enjoy an estate tax deduction
  • Reduce your family’s tax burden
  • Your gift provides future support for South River Federation mission to protect, preserve and restore the South River

HOW CAN I DO THIS?

  • Add South River Federation to your will or revocable trust using this simple language:
    • “I give and bequeath ( $____or [specific asset] or __ %) to the South River Federation (Tax ID 52-2301464), a nonprofit charitable organization headquartered at 2822 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037, to be used in a manner they determine most critical to their mission of protecting, preserving and restoring the South River”
  • Designate South River Federation as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account, including an IRA, 401k, 403b or pension. Use a beneficiary designation form as provided by your plan custodian. Name South River Federation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, ensuring your estate benefits from an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of your gift.
    • Good news! The IRA Charitable Rollover (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015) is now permanent, allowing charitably minded taxpayers 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually to charity without the gift being treated as a taxable distribution. Talk to your IRA administrator for more details.
    • Remember that gifting retirement accounts to family members (besides living spouses) can make the person subject to significant estate and income taxes.  Gifting to South River Federation, however, is tax-free!
  • Alternatively, donate an existing life insurance policy to South River Federation to enjoy an income tax deduction, the ability to deduct future premium payments (if any) and if the policy is on your life, you’ll even remove the value of the policy from your taxable estate!