The Sourland Spectacular is back, celebrating its 10th consecutive year, returning to an in-person group event on September 11 at 7am and self-paced cycling, hiking and running September 12–19. Learn more!

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Donate

Making a donation is a great way to help the Sourland Conservancy perform its mission, and because the Conservancy is a registered 501(c) tax exempt entity, your donation is tax-deductible as provided by law.

Ways to donate:

Cash

Making a cash donation is an easy and direct way to help the Conservancy.  Donate online here.

Donor-advised fund

Donor-advised funds are charitable giving accounts offered by a sponsoring organization that is designed as an accessible, simple and less expensive alternative to private foundations. Put your money in, let the sponsoring institution manage it and then make a donation to the cause of your choice. For more information call Sourland Conservancy trustee, Gary Johnston, at 609-452-2299.

Stock

When you donate the stock directly to a charity, there is no capital gains tax to pay, plus you are still eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the asset you donated from your income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS. The Sourland Conservancy has established a brokerage account with Vanguard to make it easy for donors to make a stock donation. For information on a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), please contact Vanguard’s Retirement Center at 800-205-6189.  For a stock donation other than a QCD, please call Vanguard’s Personal Investment Center at 877-662-7447.

Bequest

Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust.  Any person can make a charitable bequest to a nonprofit organization, in any amount. Charitable bequests combine philanthropy and tax benefits. For more information contact the The Sourland Conservancy at (609) 309-5155 or info@sourland.org.

Matching gift

Leverage your contribution to Sourland Conservancy by taking advantage of your employer’s charitable gift matching program.

Become a member

Sourland Conservancy members provide the financial support needed to accomplish our mission, pay our staff, and keep our work moving forward. Approximately half our revenue comes from membership dues.  The Sourland Conservancy is a very lean nonprofit with only one full-time staff member. Your membership donation will go far: planning and coordinating restoration projects; creating educational videos; developing advocacy initiatives; hosting seminars, hikes, workshops, and more!

Members receive discounted admission to various Sourland Conservancy events including the Sourland Mountain Festival and the Sourland Spectacular, our printed semi-annual newsletter, “The Sourland Journal,” an invitation to our very special holiday party, and more!

Volunteer

Current Opportunities (Training is required for some.)

  • Sourland Stewardship Crew: First Friday of each month, email stewards@Sourland.org for more information. 
  • Sourland Reforestation Plantings: (October and November 2021)
  • Amphibian Crossing Guards ( Spring 2022)
  • Stream Monitoring (2 training sessions in Spring 2021)
  • Office Work
  • Photography & Videography
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Tabling at events (festivals and fairs)
  • Stewardship volunteers for habitat restoration & tree planting projects
  • Opportunities for Scouts:  Please contact us If you or your troop would like to volunteer for an event, participate in a planting or invasive species removal, maintain trails, or lead an Eagle or Gold Award project.

Please email us to be added to our volunteer list or for more details on volunteer opportunities: 609-309-5155 or volunteer@sourland.org.

 

I wanted to volunteer with the Sourland Conservancy because I’ve grown up seeing how vital it is to my community. Hiking in the Sourland Mountains is one of the reasons why I began to care about the environment. I wanted to help make a difference, and volunteering was not only meaningful but also fun. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, and I got to learn more about the Sourland Conservancy and ways to help the environment.

– Kylie Chen

Become a business partner or sponsor an event

Sourland Conservancy business partners and event sponsors support our work – and the community – all year long. Your business, employees and customers will benefit, too! We offer several levels of support from $300 to $5000. Custom packages are available.

In addition to protecting our region’s pure water, clean air and critical habitat, sponsors and business partners receive valuable marketing and partnership opportunities. 

Please call 609-309-5155 or email director@sourland.org to discuss details or request a partnership package with more information.

Fungi by Laurie Cleveland