A new year has begun and 2020 is now behind us. Despite all its trials, it was a very productive year at Genesee RiverWatch. Our Year-End Appeal was among the brightest parts of 2020 and we want to thank you, our Supporters, for making it so.
This was the second time we have come to you with a Year-End Appeal. Your response was encouraging in 2019, so we upped our game and sought to mix our requests for support with some “behind the scenes” details of the work that we accomplished during the year. It looks like the plan worked; the number of people making donations increased 230% and the total contributions from the drive rose 266% to over $5,000!
By the standards of larger organizations in our region, this may seem relatively small. However, at Genesee RiverWatch this represents a wonderful addition to our full year fundraising program. It makes possible more of the critical project development work that our volunteers must do to define erosion control, river access, public outreach, and education projects in advance of the grants that cover the cost of executing this work. As a result of your generosity, we can move forward with the busy schedule of work outlined in our last message and which you will hear more about as this new year progresses.
Again, we thank you and wish you a healthy and happy 2021. We hope to see you out enjoying the Genesee – whether on the water or hiking and biking its trails – during the day or at night with the stars and fireflies.
P.S. If you missed contributing during the Year-End Appeal or prefer to renew your support at another time during the year, we welcome your donation of $100, $250 – or an amount of your choosing – in Genesee RiverWatch and our work.