Donate to Support a cleaner Blackstone River


Look at what we’ve done in our nearly 30 year history with donor support:

  • Physically removed more than 25,000 tires from the river and watershed
  • Eliminated 1,000 tons of solid waste from the river and watershed
  • Educated hundreds of school children about river stewardship and safety 

The threats to our river are intensifying especially with this year’s rollback of the Clean Water Act back to levels it has not seen since the 70’s. We need support from members, friends and sponsors so we can continue to advocate for a clean river and watershed as well as to provide us with the equipment and supplies we need to get the job done. Your donation goes to work immediately to protect the river and make it a great place to fish, canoe or simply enjoy its beauty.


How will my donation be used? As an all-volunteer organization, 100% of every dollar you donate goes to support our many efforts including a cleaner Blackstone River and watershed, educational programs and projects. Your donations never go toward salaries or perks. 

Is my donation tax deductible? The Blackstone River Watershed Council / Friends of the Blackstone is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 37-1505294. Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

I think there is a river-related environmental problem in my area. Can BRWC/FOB do something about it?  We are an all volunteer organization and issues that BRWC/FOB chooses to become involved in generally come from grassroots. Please contact us at and tell us the problem and be sure to provide us with your contact information. We will get back to you about what we can do or what steps you could take to help resolve the problem.

Can I put on an event to support your cause? You absolutely can and we would love it! Let us know if want to organize an event and we will send you an ‘event kit’ which will contain our logo, facts about BRWC/FOB, signs, etc. If you want to put together a group event (for a cleanup activity for example) go to our Volunteer page and complete our Club Registration Form. We will support you in every way possible.

I represent a corporation, how can I help BRWC/FOB? Corporate gift matching is a perfect way for you to support us by matching donations made by your employees. Individual employees can also support us through monthly payroll giving, group volunteering, liking us on Facebook or posting on Twitter and Instagram.

Be sure to stay updated by checking our Events page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news about our work, inspiring photos and opportunities to get involved.