Leave a legacy of caring

Grandmother with her grandson playing outdoorsPass on your values with a planned gift

A planned gift is a powerful way to pass your values on to future generations. By including a charitable component in your estate or financial plans and naming Coastal Rivers as a beneficiary in your will, you are ensuring the future of conservation in the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region.

Coastal Rivers’ record of conservation success and careful stewardship of both its lands and its fiscal resources make it a sound choice for your planned giving.

As a nationally accredited land trust, Coastal Rivers conserves land in the interest of keeping our waterways healthy, making sure there are places where wildlife can thrive, enhancing community resilience, building economic sustainability, and providing opportunities for recreation and reflection.

Eastern bluebird perched on a twig

Additionally, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, we monitor and actively protect water quality in our estuaries, rivers, lakes, and ponds. We maintain a growing network of over fifty miles of well-maintained trails throughout the region. And our celebrated nature education programs reach thousands of students and adults each year, with the aim of growing the community of people who love and care for our lands and waters.

To help us build on this important work and meet future challenges, we hope you will consider a planned gift to Coastal Rivers.

Getting started

Coastal Rivers is pleased to partner with FreeWill to offer a free and secure online estate planning tool, which will guide you through the process and make it easier than ever to create your conservation legacy.

As supporters of local business, we encourage you to seek out a local attorney for help with your will, who might be able to offer more personal counsel based on your situation. However, if that is not an option, we invite you to take advantage of this free community resource.

Start creating your free will

Additional Resources

Beneficiary Designations – Assets you pass on outside of your will are called non-probate assets (such as lRAs, 401(k)s, pensions, life insurance policies, and certain bank and brokerage accounts). Thanks to our partnership with FreeWill, you can easily plan beneficiaries for your non-probate assets in one place.

Report a gift in your will or trust – If you’ve already named Coastal Rivers as a beneficiary in your estate plans, please take a minute to fill out this form, so that we can thank you!

For more information on planned giving opportunities, please email info@coastalrivers.org.

Eastern bluebird photo by Walt Barrows