WRWA’s Annual Fund Drive is underway. Please consider a year-end gift. It’s easy and the River and the watershed’s resources benefit from your generosity.
Congress has re-authorized legislation allowing you to make charitable gifts from your traditional or Roth IRA through December 31, 2013 without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal. The IRA Charitable Rollover provides you with a wonderful opportunity to make a current gift from an asset that would otherwise be subject to several levels of taxation if it remained in your taxable estate. IRA gifts can satisfy your minimum required distribution and support a worthwhile cause at the same time.
You can also make WRWA one of the beneficiaries in your will. This is easily done and entails no loss of income to you during your lifetime.
Back by demand….2014 Watershed Calendars are here just in time for holiday giving. Each month is celebrated with a beautiful photograph and the monthly tide schedule. $15 each plus $2.50 for postage and handling.
The Town of Westport recently received the results of a multi-year study done as part of the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP). This project was developed to help guide towns in their assessment and management of their coastal rivers and bays, which is required by the federal Clean Water Act. The MEP informs towns about how much nitrogen there is in their bays and rivers, what a healthy level of nitrogen is, and options for cleaning up the bays and rivers. For more information click here.
The goals of the Westport River Watershed Alliance are to:
- promote the environmental integrity of the watershed and its coastal environs.
- to advocate the wise use and preservation of natural resources in the watershed for the aesthetic, recreational, and economic benefit of the citizens of the area.
- to educate the general public about the interrelationship of our waters, soils, plants, animals, and people.