This article is part of Genesee RiverWatch’s 2021 Year End Appeal Series.
2021 is behind us and, while difficult for us all, we got a great deal accomplished at Genesee RiverWatch. Thanks to you, our Year End Appeal fund drive was one of the high points of the year!
This was the third time we have come to you with a Year End Appeal. We were encouraged by the $2,000 you donated during our first drive in 2019. In 2020, your contributions increased by an amazing 266%, to over $5,000. This year you added a further 25%, donating over $6,700 to fund RiverWatch’s work on the Genesee.
As we did in 2020, our Appeal letters included detailed descriptions of key components of this work: We reported on last year’s streambank restoration project in Houghton, our annual Genesee River Basin Summit programs, and some of the significant partnerships that allow us to multiply the impact of our efforts and your donations. If you missed these articles when they first appeared, you can read them at Seeking Your Support | Genesee RiverWatch
At RiverWatch, our Year End Appeal represents a significant portion of our full year fund raising program. It makes possible 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 ambitious schedule of work that you will hear about as 2022 progresses. Our sincere thanks to you and our best wishes for a healthy and happy 2022.
We hope to see you out enjoying the Genesee – whether on the water, hiking and biking its trails, fishing, or just relaxing and enjoying the river’s serenity.
All the best,
The Genesee RiverWatch Team
P.S. If you missed contributing during the Year End Appeal or prefer to renew your support at another time during the year, please consider investing $100, $250 – or an amount of your choosing – in Genesee RiverWatch and our work.